Rev. Roy Bourgeois Facing Excommunication Over Support for Women Priests

I have always supported Father Roy and the closing of the School of the  Americas.  I have met Father Roy on several occasions, here in Utah and at Ft. Benning, GA in 2007, as have many others of us.  Please  read the post from the Christian Radical below and consider supporting him in his support  … Continue reading Rev. Roy Bourgeois Facing Excommunication Over Support for Women Priests

Choice

Today is the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. It's also National Blog for Choice Day There are still folks and factions out there who want the government to dictate what a woman can do with her body. It's not right. A woman's body is hers and no entity or individual has the right to … Continue reading Choice

Abortion, Life, the planet, and human existence

Yesterday I received and email from someone (whom I had never heard of or met, to the best of my knowledge) asking me my position on abortion.  Here is how I responded:I support a woman's right to choose safe, legal abortion and believe that reproductive  and health issues must remain a medical matter between individuals … Continue reading Abortion, Life, the planet, and human existence

Planned Parenthood Honk and Wave

I participated in the Women's Health Rights Honk and Wave organized by Planned Parenthood on Wednesday.  This was in protest to the Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold the Federal Ban on abortion.  Mind you, six white guys have decided what the fate of women's health issues are in this country.  Women, we have been … Continue reading Planned Parenthood Honk and Wave

Rally on H.B. 235: Abortion

Today a rally was held at the Utah State Capitol by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU to lobby for a "no" vote to H.B. 235, the bill that originally would have banned abortions in Utah, but has now been reverted back to being a "trigger" bill. The prevailing message was that women must retain the … Continue reading Rally on H.B. 235: Abortion

Utahns don’t want to spend money on abortion ban bill

I am cautiously optimistic after seeing this in today's news: Abortion bill opposed: 52% don't support spending millions on Roe challenge According to a poll conducted by the Deseret News, a little over half of those polled do not want to spend money on this issue. I am optimistic because it means that folks are … Continue reading Utahns don’t want to spend money on abortion ban bill

Utah Legislators continue to “show women their place”

It's bad enough that the men of our legislature are making decisions regarding women's reproductive choices for women of our state. Now they are continuing to "put women in their place" by preventing them from other health care needs. A House Committee killed a bill for healthcare that would potentially prevent a fatal form of … Continue reading Utah Legislators continue to “show women their place”

Thoughts on Abortion

A Maine physician has had a post published on Common Dreams:What it Meant When Abortion Was Illegal. He describes the anger and frustration on the part of his father, a physician who was also a Republican, family man, and well respected community member, when he couldn't save a 16 year old from an abortion-gone-wrong by … Continue reading Thoughts on Abortion

Iraqi Women’s Radio Station spokeswoman to speak in SLC

I learned from today's Deseret News that Salt Lake has a women's radio station: KUTR AM-820. I never knew this! An article in today's D-News about an Iraqui Women's Radio Station revealed this. The article is about the Iraqi women's radio station seeking support. It's spokeswoman, Bushra Jamil, a human rights officer in Baghdad, will … Continue reading Iraqi Women’s Radio Station spokeswoman to speak in SLC