Legislative Harassment

Human beings are constantly trying to change reality.  I don’t object to this characteristic.  In fact, I’ve spent a good deal of my life opposing some of the worst realities of the species:  war, poverty, racism, sex discrimination, environmental destruction.  What I have never tried to do is diminish anyone’s constitutional rights.  But this is the chosen work of some in this country when it comes to women’s control of their reproductive processes.

Religion Corrupts Advance Directives and Medical Care

When 33-year old Marlise Munoz, a Fort Worth mother of a young child, suffered an apparent brain aneurysm in November, she was 14 weeks pregnant.  The hospital told the family that she was brain dead, the standard for determining death in Texas (“irreversible cessation of all spontaneous brain function”) and most of the rest of the country.  But for her and her family, this was not the end because she had been placed on a ventilator when she