Audio Blog – Karen Garst – Abortion Opponents – Power, Control, and Hypocrisy
Dr. Karen L. Garst is the author of Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion. She and I are working together to tell the stories of women who have left religion and why more should do so. Her book received reviews from Richard Dawkins, Valerie Tarico, Peter Boghossian, Rebecca Hale, John Loftus, Sikivu Hutchinson and others. 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. She is also working on her second book which will be a collection of persuasive essays from women atheists, most of whom are already authors such as Valerie Tarico, Abby Hafer, and Candace Gorham.
Karen 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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