abortion

Doonesbury “Abortion” Strips: Who Didn’t Run Them, and How to Contact

By |2019-03-15T17:09:54-04:00March 23rd, 2012|Blog|

With regularity, editors at some papers choose not to run an episode of Garry Trudeau’s “Doonesbury” strip. The latest incident involved satirical commentary on state lawmakers requiring women to undergo invasive and medically unnecessary ultrasounds before abortions.  A large number of papers did not run the episode, some ran a substitute “rerun” episode offered by Trudeau, and others shifted it [...]

Hemingway, King, Sedaris kicked out of New Hampshire high school classes

By |2019-03-13T15:04:40-04:00June 19th, 2009|Blog|

A couple of recent censorship attempts at public libraries have been squashed, but yesterday a group of parents succeeded in banning four short stories from high school classrooms in Litchfield, New Hampshire.   School Superintendent Elaine F. Cutler stated that stories by authors including Stephen King, David Sedaris, and Ernest Hemingway will be removed from the “Love/Gender/Family” unit of a [...]

Bill O’Reilly, the death of Dr. Tiller, and free speech

By |2019-03-13T15:07:01-04:00June 3rd, 2009|Blog|

Did Bill O’Reilly’s speech about Dr. George Tiller violate the law? Probably not.  It is despicable? Certainly. Should it be condemned? Absolutely. Following news of Dr. George Tiller’s murder, journalists quickly began looking at the organizations and individuals who’ve taken radical positions against abortion providers.  The most mainstream is Bill O’Reilly, whose show on the Fox network has frequently mentioned [...]

Science in Transition

By |2019-03-20T15:09:14-04:00January 15th, 2009|Blog|

Over the past eight years, government censorship of science has ranged from silencing researchers to creating policies that interfered with the free exchange of scientific ideas.  Government censorship of science includes distortion and suppression of data, and threatens the public’s access to truthful and accurate information. Though many examples of censorship and suppression have been revealed, it is likely in [...]

Sterilizing Information about our Health

By |2019-03-12T18:31:42-04:00November 20th, 2008|Blog|

The Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule in August that values a religious doctor’s choice to refuse provision of services over a woman’s right to receive care. The proposed rule would protect the jobs of doctors who, on the basis of religious beliefs or moral convictions, refuse to provide abortion or sterilization services. In fact, those doctors [...]