November 9th, 2017

A former nurse who worked in the hospital at Duke University has filed a federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination. The woman, Sara Pedro, claims that Duke violated anti-discrimination laws by refusing to accommodate her religious objections to aiding in abortions, … Continue reading

A fetus in the womb
October 30th, 2017

It’s been 44 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decided to extend a woman’s right to privacy to include the decision to have an abortion. However, the issue only seems to have become more divisive over time. Every year since … Continue reading

Ben Borgman owns the Seattle coffee shop
October 12th, 2017

Should a business be allowed to deny service to customers that have offensive beliefs? That’s the question being asked after a now-viral altercation between the owner of a Seattle coffee shop and members of an anti-abortion group. It all started … Continue reading

Plan B contraceptive
September 28th, 2017

Colleges have begun using an unconventional (and controversial) strategy to expand access to contraceptives on campus: vending machines. Earlier this month, Stanford University followed in the footsteps of several other prominent California schools when it introduced a new vending machine … Continue reading

Satanic Temple logo
September 14th, 2017

The Satanic Temple is filing a lawsuit against the state of Missouri, alleging that the state’s anti-abortion laws violate their religious beliefs. The conflict began when a Missouri resident and Satanic Temple member (referred to in the lawsuit as “Mary … Continue reading

Teenage girl with pregnancy test
August 11th, 2017

Back in 2011, Texas lawmakers decided to cut millions of dollars in funding for family planning services like Planned Parenthood in favor of an abstinence-only approach. Then-governor Ricky Perry framed the policy as a necessary step to decrease abortions. He … Continue reading

Anti-abortion protesters in Kentucky display signs.
July 28th, 2017

Kentucky may soon become the first state in the country without a single abortion clinic. Nearly overnight, the city of Louisville, Kentucky has transformed into ground zero for the fight over abortion. Christian fundamentalists have descended upon the EMW Women’s … Continue reading

A woman holding a pregnancy test
May 25th, 2017

18-year-old Maddi Runkles is a student at Heritage Academy, a small Christian high school in Maryland. Up until this past January, she was living the normal life of an American teenager. Like many other high school seniors, Maddi was looking … Continue reading

Women march in protest in Washington D.C.
January 27th, 2017

On January 21st, the day after the 45th president of the United States was sworn into office, an estimated 1 million people participated in the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Today, thousands marched to the Supreme Court in support of pro-life causes. We examine the power of protest movements in America. Continue reading

Many people argue that Christian religious freedom is discriminatory
July 12th, 2016

Religious freedom has been a hot topic across America in recent years. It has generated contentious debate around the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion, and, specifically, how far this right should extend. Since Christianity is the dominant … Continue reading