The Pastoral is Political: Beyond Pro-Life v. Pro-Choice

Earlier this year, I had an encounter that shook me in a powerful way. I was speaking on a panel of religious leaders at a sexuality education conference. I was by far the most progressive person on the panel. A woman who worked at an abortion clinic asked about finding chaplains, as so many of… Read More

Trusting Women

Last week I testified against a bill in the Idaho legislature that would require health care providers to inform women that they can receive “free” ultrasounds before they get abortions. This bill does nothing to pay for those ultrasounds, so it is an unfunded mandate. It doesn’t require doctors to offer the ultrasounds either, but… Read More

Right to Remain Silent

We spent a lovely week in Colorado Springs with family for Thanksgiving.  Friday morning, while we were sitting around in our pajamas playing bridge (I would have heeded REI’s call to “opt outside” if it had been warmer than 10 degrees) I started getting texts from concerned friends, asking if I was okay, wanting to… Read More