Category Archives: Human rights

We’re outraged at SCOTUS now. What will we do when they demolish NYS gun control laws?

Alito’s draft Roe opinion has us marching, yelling, protesting. Yes. In the back of my rage against the SCOTUS machine, I had a nagging small thought. Yesterday, after the soul-shattering racist mass murder in Buffalo, the thought became larger. And … Continue reading

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Correction: I am a one-issue voter on one issue

Women’s sovereignty, specifically our absolute right to choose what we do with our bodies. Anyone who suggests we don’t have that right is my enemy. I don’t vote for enemies.

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The god problem: One New York Times reader comments on Alito and Roe

In response to a characteristically fine column on Alito and federalism by Jamelle Bouie, a frequent Times commenter wrote this: Anyone convinced that a human fetus is inserted with a soul by God at the moment of conception, and that … Continue reading

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