Pro-life versus pro-birth

At the Jan. 27 March for Life rally in Wash. D.C, Vice President Mike Pence declared that “Life is winning in America!” just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning federal funds for organizations that provide abortion services worldwide, such as the International Planned Parenthood Foundation. Despite the overwhelming religious rhetoric used by Pence and others at the march, Catholic nun Sister Joan Chittister underscored the hypocrisy in the pro-life movement, explaining on Public Broadcasting Service’s NOW with Bill Moyers, “[I]f all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, … Continue reading Pro-life versus pro-birth

Corporate Censorship

40 years ago, Associated Press photographer Nick Ut published a chilling photo that demonstrated the horrors of chemical warfare; the photograph, titled “The Napalm Girl,” depicts nine-year-old Kim Phuc, ripping off her burning clothes while fleeing a napalm bombing. In 1973, this photo won a Pulitzer Prize. In 2016, Facebook moderators claimed it was a violation of their terms and conditions. Users who had shared the photo in honor of the Vietnam War found that their posts had mysteriously disappeared from their Facebook feeds. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg took to her keyboard after her own post was deleted, arguing … Continue reading Corporate Censorship