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There was a memorial service yesterday for Heather Heyer, the young woman killed over the weekend while protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Her mother offered forgiveness and urged mourners to honor her daughter by standing up to the injustices in the world.

Source: Perspectives: Time — Mother of Charlottesville Victim Urges ‘Righteous Action’ in Powerful Speech

 

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In Trump’s latest move to roll back reproductive care and education, the White House has cut Obama-era grants aimed to help reduce teen pregnancy.

Source: Perspectives: The Trump Administration Just Axed $213M From Teen Pregnancy Prevention

 

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The parents of Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old terminally ill baby at the center of a legal attempt to keep him alive, now accept that further intervention will not help him.

Source: Perspectives: BBC — Charlie Gard parents end legal fight as time runs out for baby

 

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With President Donald Trump in the White House and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the helm of the Justice Department, the exploitative bail industry is in a good position to profit even more off of Americans who can’t afford adequate legal representation. So the stories of the Justice Department and the bail industry’s exploitation are important and timely.

Source: Perspectives: Truthout — I Spent 14 Months in Jail Because I Couldn’t Pay My Way Out

 

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Under the burden of a Trump presidency and a Republican-led Congress who continue to introduce and pass restrictive legislation against women’s reproductive rights, Sister Chittister’s memorable quote is particularly applicable today as it ever has been in the past.

Source: Perspectives: Bill Moyers — A Catholic Nun on What It Really Means to Be Pro-Life

 

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On Thursday, Republicans continued their relentless war on women’s health. Despite opposition from two Republican senators and all Democrats, the Senate Republicans with the help of Vice President Mike Pence gave states the ability to defund family care provides like Planned Parenthood if they want to.

Source: Perspectives: Vice President Mike Pence Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood

 

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My wife brought into the world five magnificent children. As a result, today, we enjoy eight grandchildren (we lost one grandson) and a great granddaughter. My days then were busy maintaining a career, trying to keep bread on the table and a roof over our heads, so I could not always help with all the daily challenges of raising our children. Some weeks I worked 24/7, and at times needed to spend time away from home for extended periods. When I had the opportunity to spend quality time with our children, it was practically impossible for it to be one-on-one.
Now, time is not an issue. Now, we are two gray-haired folks who have achieved the exalted status of nana and papa. Now, as when we were a mother and father, life continues to be all about the future. You see, this nana and papa take care of two little boys, ages two and four, our grandchildren, while their mother is working. It makes for challenging days, yet joyful, fulfilled, and exciting. Our lives now are all about helping their mom and dad to shape two little boys to become responsible adults, who we will guide to attain wisdom and good hearts.

Read article here: Peaceful Parenting, I’m Ok – You’re Ok Are Key to Shaping Our Future

 

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