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Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

First, a bunch of must-reads on the Catholic Church pedophilia scandal. Tim Fernholz writes a personal piece about why he will not be attending Mass this Easter. Amanda points to the victim-blaming and molestor-coddling coming from some high-profile conservative writers, and reminds us that the cultural and legal shifts in the 1960s and 70s that […]

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Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

On average, each African woman will experience seven unsafe abortions in her lifetime. In Nigeria alone, where abortion is illegal except to save the pregnant woman’s life, there are 760,000 abortions annually. Unsafe abortion is one reason why Nigeria has such a high maternal mortality rate, with 1,000 deaths per 100,000 live births. For every […]

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