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An Open Life

I had been foolish, once again, to let my heart be torn open by men. My mother had warned me about this once. Strict, autocratic, with a tinge of neuroticism dyed into her every nerve, she had ruled over my household with an iron fist. No wonder – she had escaped communist China with her…

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Transition

God, I hate change. There is just something inside of me that clenches whenever the word is mentioned. I get this mental image of myself as a small child throwing myself face down on the carpet, beating my fists and screaming. And yet, there is an equal part of myself that firmly believes that change…

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One Message, Many Voices: The Women’s March

By RACHEL BOLTON Everyone has seen the photos and videos. Thousands of people in cities all over the world, standing up for what they believe in. The sheer number who participated is overwhelming. Even weeks after it happened, the Women’s March is still being talked about. Maybe you were one of the protesters, or you…

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My Morning Walk Past Planned Parenthood

Every day on my walk to and from work, I pass by Planned Parenthood.  Most days, it is a very quiet street.  Every so often, though, there is a mass of people gathered across from Planned Parenthood. Most of them kneel. Some of them are nuns, others are dressed pretty similarly to me.  Most of them…

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Texas’ Health Care War Against Planned Parenthood

On Monday October 19th, Texas’s Health and and Human Services Commission announced that it would end its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood, in response to the undercover videos released by an anti-abortion group several months ago. In a letter to the reproductive health care provider, the state accused the group of violating terms in the Medicaid…