Collapse of a Kingdom: The obsolete Pope

A guest commentary by Janet Brazill posted with permission

Reaction of the world community proves that the antiquated views of medieval potentates have no relevance for modern society. Pope Benedict XVI stated that the use of condoms would risk “aggravating” the problem of AIDS. He added that addressing the disease will require a “spiritual and human awakening” and “friendship for those who suffer.”
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Origins of Personhood: Using ‘States Rights’ to Restrict Abortion

The first in a series of reports exploring the ramifications of this controversial state ballot measure.

Hard-line, socially conservative activists are gearing up to enact state laws to restrict abortion since President Bush and Congress have all but abandoned the federal cause. To that end, Colorado is once again serving as a political incubator in yet another attempt to chip away at Roe v. Wade.

But for all the hue and cry, do efforts at the state level have a chance of success and what cost do they exact from the larger conservative movement in a watershed election year?

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