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Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

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  • 9 years ago

    During the media frenzy surrounding Terri Schiavo in March 2005, Reverend John J. Paris***, a bioethics professor at Boston College, told Newsweek it was "ethically acceptable to remove all medical interventions." In an interview with the National...

  • 9 years ago

    Interspersing dispatches with history lessons, Pankaj Mishra offers a bleak vision of contemporary South Asia in Temptations of the West. In India, he reveals, some politicians can't be bothered to make false promises or smear their opponents; the...

  • 9 years ago

    Any pro-choicer can vote Democratic, write checks to NOW, and carry a sign ordering the U.S. out of her uterus. But only a select subgroup is capable of the ultimate pro-choice act: providing abortions. As the number of providers drops—about ...

  • 9 years ago

    Circa 1970, one pro-choice activist explained the significance of abortion this way: "We can get all the rights in the world," she said, but "none of them means a doggone thing if we don't own the flesh we stand in." Abortion mattered just as deep...

  • 10 years ago

    "A recent WBAI program that was one hour devoted to hating me—it's very sad—called me the Christopher Hitchens of the feminist movement, and I said yay! I said yes!" Talking with the Voice in her Upper East Side apartment, Phyllis Chesle...

  • 10 years ago

    Paula Fox, venerated novelist and children's book author, spent her youth as an involuntary nomad. Chapter titles of her 2001 memoir Borrowed Finery (Henry Holt) include "Long Island," "Cuba," and "Hollywood"—destinations selected by her well...