Abortion

Why do we only care about American abortion rights?

2 July 2022 4:50 pm

In the week since Roe vs Wade was overturned, you’ve hardly been able to switch on the news or open…

Does Joe Biden want to protect women’s rights – or his majority?

2 July 2022 9:00 am

Does Joe Biden want to protect women’s rights – or his majority?

The law of unintended consequences

2 July 2022 9:00 am

When I awoke the other morning and switched on my radio, the airwaves were alive with the sound of furious,…

Does Meghan Markle know what ‘guttural’ means?

30 June 2022 4:00 pm

When the Duke of Sussex heard about the Supreme Court judgment revoking the ruling in Roe vs Wade, ‘His reaction…

America’s abortion debate isn’t coming to Britain

29 June 2022 12:44 am

Politicians are lining up to condemn the US Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Activists are warning us that…

It’s time to trust democracy again after Roe v. Wade

26 June 2022 4:30 pm

Progressive outrage greeted this week’s US Supreme Court majority decision which overturned Roe v. Wade. ‘Extreme ideology,’ thundered Joe Biden. It was ‘a…

The fire and fury of America’s abortion debate

14 May 2022 9:00 am

I wonder at times how some of my fellow hacks in America get out of bed in the morning. The…

Why progressives can't tolerate Christians

10 May 2022 8:26 pm

For decades, Christians have talked about feeling persecuted in advanced secular and liberal democracies. They’ve often sounded a bit hysterical.…

We could learn a thing or two from Swiss democracy

14 February 2022 11:55 pm

There was another referendum in Switzerland over the weekend. This one was about protecting the young from the evils of…

Suchet makes Poirot sound like craft beer: Poirot and More, at Harold Pinter Theatre, reviewed

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Producers are getting jittery again. Large-scale shows look risky when a single infection can postpone an entire show. Hence Poirot…

Poland’s abortion culture war is a battle for the country’s soul

12 December 2021 7:30 pm

This week it emerged that a hospital in the city of Białystok in Poland refused to grant an abortion to…

Abortion rights: the cracks are showing in Roe v. Wade

4 December 2021 8:00 pm

Crowds gathered outside of the Supreme Court this week as the Court prepared to hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson…

The astonishing stories behind today’s culture wars: Radio 4’s Things Fell Apart reviewed

20 November 2021 9:00 am

Martin McNamara, the writer of Mosley Must Fall, a play on Radio 4 this week, must have had a jolt…

Why are politicians reluctant to condemn sex-selective abortion?

4 August 2021 9:55 pm

Women have faced increasing attacks on their rights in recent years. Moves to accommodate gender ideology have resulted in women-only…

Pro-choice activists shouldn't celebrate Roe v Wade

22 May 2021 7:30 pm

A striking curiosity of American life is that the names of legal cases can insinuate themselves into everyday dialogue. None…

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Tulsi Gabbard’s last stand

17 December 2020 10:47 am

Tulsi Gabbard will retire from Congress at the end of the year. The Hawaii representative is going out with a…

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Will Amy Coney Barrett save America — or wreck it?

26 September 2020 2:02 pm

Americans hate the Supreme Court. You wouldn’t think so from a look at the polls, which usually show that the…

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Is Donald Trump really anti-abortion?

6 September 2020 8:39 pm

At the Republican National Convention last month, he was repeatedly described as the ‘most pro-life President ever’. According to some…

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A look into the post-RBG world of American politics

1 August 2020 6:01 am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital — again. The 87-year-old has overcome many health concerns while…

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Planned Parenthood finally grapples with Margaret Sanger’s racist past

23 July 2020 8:01 am

In a startling departure from its typically dogged defenses, Planned Parenthood admitted through clenched teeth this week what many have…

Pro-lifers, it’s time for civil disobedience

11 July 2020 11:41 pm

The Supreme Court has ruled in June Medical Services, LLC vs Russo that the dismemberment and removal of unborn human lives was more…

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Black mass: the Georgetown Lecture Fund’s odd diversity campaign

18 June 2020 9:11 am

The New York Times’s opinion editor resigned in disgrace earlier this month following a newsroom revolt over the publication of…

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Joe Biden’s broken record

12 May 2020 7:40 am

‘Get your words straight, Jack!’ As Joe Biden campaigns for the Oval Office, the 77-year-old frequently recounts his five decades…

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Dem AGs demand abortion drugs be delivered to doorsteps

2 April 2020 8:59 am

We must be the first generation of Americans to respond to a mass plague by ensuring we can keep killing…

A woman’s lot is not a happy one in: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 reviewed

21 March 2020 9:00 am

‘Buy pink baby clothes,’Kim Jiyoung, the protagonist of this bestselling South Korean novel is told at the obstetrician’s surgery. Jiyoung’s…