On Today’s House Abortion Vote

A small battle was won today, but hardly the war. Still I'll take a victory when we can get one. The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to legalize abortion nationwide. Under the Women’s Health Protection Act, abortion would be legal up to the point of fetal viability. In keeping with the Supreme Court rulings … Continue reading On Today’s House Abortion Vote

On the Texas Attack Against Women & Abortion Rights

A new Texas law took effect today, a brute-force frontal attack against women by depriving them any reasonable exercise of their right to abortion. The law bans all abortions at 6 weeks following a woman's last menstrual period, not the point of conception. In practical terms the prohibition can take effect in even less than … Continue reading On the Texas Attack Against Women & Abortion Rights

On Thomas Sankara: “Africa’s Che Guevera”

I was glancing through WordPress this afternoon, the service that hosts my two blogs, when I was pleased to stumble upon a post about Thomas Sankara (see below). You don't see Sankara mentioned often — which is our loss. He was a remarkable man and leader. Sankara led a popular revolutionary government in Africa's Burkina … Continue reading On Thomas Sankara: “Africa’s Che Guevera”