abortion

abortion

By Charles C. Camosy September 21, 2013

Charles Camosy argues that only in a world dominated by our lazy binaries could Pope Francis be considered "liberal" simply because he doesn't fit into "conservative" categories.

January 23, 2013

On the 40th anniversary of the momentous court decision, a telling graphic on public thinking around abortion rights.

October 06, 2012

Krista Tippett, David Gushee, and Frances Kissling at On Being's "Pro-Life, Pro-Choice, Pro-Dialogue"Krista Tippett speaks with David Gushee and Frances Kissling at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute. Photo by Matt Johnson

More than 500 people witnessed a thoughtful exchange between two people who come at the abortion issue from decidedly different perspectives. What they heard was a civil exchange based upon mutual respect. As one listener points out, it has a lot to do with the way Krista framed the conversation:

September 29, 2012

Assisi SunsetSunset over the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, Italy. (Photo by NKCPhoto/Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0)

"Off to the place I love best: the airport!"


These words Krista uttered with a twinkle in her eye and a bit of tongue-in-cheek pithiness as she rushed out of the studio on her way to Chicago. But didn't she just tweet something about returning home, you ask? Yes, yes she did:

Off the plane, hug my son, do yoga - back on the ground and in my body. A relief. Life's simplest moorings to dignity.

September 26, 2012

Activists from two embattled sides find their way to the same table following a public tragedy. The intention? Communicate openly, without necessarily finding common ground.

January 08, 2011

We interviewed Frances Kissling on December 20, 2010. A longtime force in the abortion debate, Kissling is searching for new ways to talk to each other, not past each other, about our deepest disagreements.

We live-tweeted gems from the 90-minute conversation, which we’re reposting here in case you don’t use Twitter, or just missed it. Make sure to follow us next time. at @BeingTweets.

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December 22, 2010

Our aggregated tweets from our interview.

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October 22, 2010

The natural sex ratio quotient doesn't add up. A stark portrayal from MediaStorm of violence against females in India.

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May 27, 2009

Video of Obama's speech and how it came up in our live event with Joshua Dubois.

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October 16, 2008

A reflection on the compassionate nature of our listeners' conversations when we addressed the topic of abortion in 2008.

October 14, 2008

Reconciling childhood recollections with the complexity of abortion.

September 17, 2008

Are religious values sometimes used as a shield for discrimination?