Mississippi, religion and abortion…

Terri Herring, anti-abortion activist

The state of Mississippi made news recently when its governor, Dewey Phillip Bryant, selected Ms. Terri Herring to fill a vacant slot in its Board of Health. Normally, appointments by governors don’t gain much attention and, on its face, some may think that selecting a woman for a health department position in a state where health concerns loom large due to the alarming rate of obesity and its 6th-place rank in terms of teen pregnancies – but this particular woman has her own agenda.… [Read more]

Campaign 2012: Let’s Focus on the Big Picture

Focus on the big picture

In the past few weeks the presidential campaign has seen its share of ups and downs on both sides. According to recent polls, Mitt Romney continues to experience a bounce due in large part to his debate performance, while President Obama’s declining poll numbers reflect what many perceive to be his lack of fight. Unfortunately for voters, with this shift has come a noticeable change in the issues presented to voters — and much of what receives attention is not what has the most impact on the populace.… [Read more]

My Body, My Rights…Right?

Pro Choice

I keep saying I won’t tread here because most who know me are already quite aware that I find many of the practises of organised religion about as useful as bird poop on a car window  but, well, here I am.  I’m walking into what is an age-old argument that seems to have no resolution.

The last time I checked, most of the decision-makers in Congress are men.… [Read more]