Books, Politics

Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt

I’m going to be honest: I am 100% strongly pro-life. I personally don’t believe in abortion for any reason. Not even rape, incest or life of the mother. That’s radical (especially for a woman) and puts me in an extremely exclusive group of only about 20 percent of Americans who believe all abortion should be illegal. Why don’t I believe in exceptions? It’s because I don’t believe there are gray areas. You’re either for it […]

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Politics

The Second Amendment is still Relevant

  If you’re part of the anti-gun lobby, the title of my blog alone probably ticks you off. But keep reading and please hear me out. I don’t know if anything I say will change your mind, but there are two sides to every issue and so often the topic of gun rights and gun control leads to immediate yelling on both sides. I’d like to quietly  and rationally explain my position. Some background info […]

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Books, Politics

Women’s Issues in Political Non-Fiction

It’s an election year, which means women’s issues are at the forefront of many candidates campaigns. Whether it’s equal pay, reproductive rights, rising education costs or paid family leave, these topics come up again and again during the election cycle. Recently, I read two titles by a couple rising stars in their respective circles and while both had very different takes on the issues, there were some interesting similarities worth noting. Assault and Flattery: The […]

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Politics

A Female Conservative’s Take on Indiana’s New Abortion Bill

A few weeks ago, Indiana’s Gov. Mike Pence signed a new abortion bill into law, angering feminists and pro-choice advocates across the country. Under HEA 1337, abortions based on gender, race, and disability are now illegal in the state and fetal remains from both abortions and miscarriages are required by law to be either cremated or buried. Similar to other states, women seeking an abortion in Indiana will also have a waiting period of 18 hours […]

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Politics

Conservatives – Please Don’t Vote for Donald Trump

I get it – we’re all tired of the direction the country is heading. The Constitution is being destroyed, political correctness is getting us killed and our rights and freedoms are slowly being taken away. Our elected representatives are letting us down and “The Establishment” Republicans talk the talk but don’t vote the right way when it really counts. So for those of you who are looking for someone outside the norm to take us […]

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