• activism,  feminist,  health care,  women,  womens rights

    Taking aim in the war on women

    I have always been a feminist. I have never been a particularly activist feminist. This week that changed. This morning I joined the National Organization for Women. I am concerned, no, beyond concerned… I am deeply disturbed by the trend I see when it comes to women’s rights, particularly women’s health rights. It was not until 1965 that the Supreme Court ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that it was legal to prescribe oral contraceptives to married couples. It was not until 1972 that the Supreme Court ruling in Eisenstadt v.Baird made oral contraceptives legal for single women. These two cases were decided in my lifetime. For all of my adult life I have…

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  • health care,  meetup w/AmyJo,  ministry,  prescription drugs

    Visit me on September 9

    I will be at this event at OKC First Church of the Nazarene on September 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you are in the OKC metro area, come visit with me. We’ll be giving away free discount prescription cards, information on my ministry, and holding a drawing for some gift cards. Click the image below to get a printable PDF of the poster!

  • health,  health care,  personal responsibility

    If we really want to solve the healthcare crisis…

    (After writing this I decided to add this disclaimer at the top: I believe a modern, civil society has a moral obligation to care for the sick. However, each individual in such a society also has a moral obligation to do his or her part not to invite illness and disease into his or her life.) Good health starts with healthy habits. Healthy habits are a personal responsibility. Eating right and exercising are personal choices–personal choices that far too few Americans choose to make. Despite the millions of dollars spent each year on gym memberships, fitness products, and fad diets, Americans continue to be overweight and unhealthy. High blood pressure,…

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