Column: Sex and The Nation

The Supreme Court decision in 1973 to overturn Roe v. Wade that decriminalized abortion in America came as a shock to those Americans who had been in a coma for the past six years.  For those of us who remained awake and alert during some of those years, the death of the Roe v. Wade Continue reading “Column: Sex and The Nation”

Column: 1950s Reboot

 Sex, consensual or involuntary, may lead to pregnancy. In humans, the individual carrying the eggs that may be fertilized during sexual contact is the female. The male contribution is a microscopic packet of genes that account for less than half of the total complement of genetic Continue reading “Column: 1950s Reboot”

Column: Soul Search

Father Robert Drinan addressed my medical school class several months before the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.  He was a soft-spoken, modestly dressed Jesuit priest, who was invited to discuss with us and a patient, whom I shall call Mary, a distinctly spiritual dilemma.  Continue reading “Column: Soul Search”

Hughes Joins Legislators Nationwide in Support for Abortion Rights

State Rep. Anne Hughes (D-Easton/Redding/Weston) has joined with hundreds of legislators nationwide in support of reproductive health, rights, and justice.

With help and support from the State Innovation Exchange Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council,  Hughes and a network of Continue reading “Hughes Joins Legislators Nationwide in Support for Abortion Rights”

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