18 – Audio Blog – Karen Garst – Abortion Opponents – Power, Control, and Hypocrisy

Audio Blog – Karen Garst – Abortion Opponents – Power, Control, and Hypocrisy

Women Beyond Belief Audio Blog - Karen Garst - Abortion Opponents - Power, Control, and HypocrisyDr. Karen L. Garst is the author of Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion. The book is a collection of personal essays from 22 women from diverse backgrounds who tell their stories of leaving religion. From various Judeo-Christian traditions, they talk about the shame, guilt, and oppression religion imposed on them and how they freed themselves from its grip. Here are the names of the women who contributed to this book.

  • Ann Wilcox (Pseudonym)
  • Ceal Wright (Pseudonym)
  • Ute Mitchell
  • Matilde Reyes (Pseudonym)
  • Taylor Duty
  • Sandy Olson (Pseudonym)
  • Ruth Marimo
  • Karen Brotzman
  • Gil Brennan
  • Kay Pullen (Pseudonym)
  • Emma Graham (Pseudonym)
  • Sylvia Benner
  • Taressa Straughter
  • Marsha Abelman
  • Lilandra Ra
  • Karen L. Garst
  • Michelle DeBord
  • Jackie Burgett
  • Gayle Myrna
  • Robin Stafford
  • Anna Rankin
  • Nancy J. Wolf

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Karen is also working on her second book, Women v. Religion: The Case Against Faith and for Freedom (available for pre-order on Amazon) which is a collection of persuasive essays from women atheists, most of whom are already authors such as Valerie Tarico, Abby Hafer, and Candace Gorham. She also has a blog which can be found at www.faithlessfeminist.com.

This podcast episode is the 3rd in a series where Karen records the audio version of her blog articles. This blog is called Abortion Opponents – Power, Control and Hypocrisy. Once again, the right to accessible and affordable access to abortion is under attack. Most of the opposition comes from Republicans and those who profess to be Christian. Yet the history of abortion is much nuanced than one would first believe. This essay traces the history of abortion regarding religion and politics.

Karen’s book: Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion

Original Blog – Abortion Opponents – Power, Control and Hypocrisy    

Karen’s blog www.faithlessfeminist.com

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Music – Original Composition by Esther Nicholson

Podcast Logo by Sarah Nicholson