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Indiana Court Overturns Purvi Patel’s Feticide Conviction

Originally published in The American Prospect on July 25, 2016.

The Indiana Court of Appeals last week overturned the 20-year prison sentence for Purvi Patel, the first woman in the United States to be convicted under a feticide law  720 more words

Life begins ... when?

Many have been known to ask when life begins, in an attempt to establish boundaries for policy issues connected with female reproduction. We wonder whether that question can possibly give a sufficiently definitive answer to guide us in our quest. 284 more words

Maternity Care

Get Compassion:Reflections on Childbirth and Privilege

Jessi Klein wrote an Op-Ed in last Sunday’s New York Times entitled “Get the Epidural” in which she takes on the arguments for “natural” childbirth and makes an astute point about its premise: “It’s interesting that no one cares very much about women doing anything ‘naturally’ until it involves their being in excruciating pain.” 158 more words

Social Justice

Dr. Lambert's Response

I wanted to make sure I share with everyone who has followed my letter to Dr. Lambert that he has responded. It is important we recognize and give space to his voice since he has been respectful toward mine and so many others. 78 more words


Day 68: Pregnancy, Mental Health, and Abortion

One thing that really bothers me about the “I support abortion only if the pregnant person’s life is in danger” people is they usually only think in terms of physical health and not mental health. 327 more words

365 Days Of Blogging

Nobody’s Disciple by Maeve Rhuad aka the Celtic Magdalen via Elizabeth Cunningham

Since beginning her posts for FAR four years ago, Elizabeth has featured an excerpt from my chronicles each July in honor of my feast day on the 22nd.  1,032 more words


Public Service, Pride, and Mike Pence


Dear Dr. Lake Lambert,

            This letter is in response to your statement claiming, “Mike has a deep passion for public service and has long-sought to make a positive difference in the lives of Indiana residents…Whether Democrat, Republican or Independent, or whether at the local, state or national level, Hanover is proud when the call to public service is accepted by alumni like Mike. 538 more words