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Soldiers’ Voices

Two years ago today, my brother Bruno was killed while serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Before going to Afghanistan, he’d done two other tours, including Iraq. I think ...
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Protecting Girls

During yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings to confirm Judge Samuel Alito, Senator Ted Kennedy attempted to paint Alito as someone who had scarred a ten-year old girl for life. #ad#He referred ...
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Basic Human Care

Although a longtime supporter of Terri Schiavo’s right to basic human care, I learned a great deal about her situation between late Sunday night when I appeared on Hardball and ...
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The New Radical Feminism

During last week’s 49th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, several socially conservative groups, including the Heritage Foundation, Concerned Women for America, and the Family Research ...
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Serving Justice

Could it be that the cynics are wrong? Could it be that, despite rhetorical and spending evidence to the contrary, the Senate does, in fact, have a conscience? A vote ...
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A Parent’s Prerogative

Two weeks ago, during a Senate Judiciary hearing on the Child Custody Protection Act (CCPA), Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, an Episcopal priest, testified on behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America and ...
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Sounds of Silence

To get people to attend this past Sunday’s “pro-choice” march, the organizers had to rename the march…twice. First, it was the Choice March. Then it became the Freedom of Choice ...
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Hearing Women

You know the famous blob of tissue that Americans have been arguing about for more than 30 years? Well, it turns out that the women who have abortions have about ...
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Miracles of Life

Samuel Armas made more of an impact on this world before he was born than most of us make in a lifetime.–Michael Clancy. Clancy would know. He recorded Samuel’s heroic grasp ...