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Smokey the Childbearer

I’m a 30-year-old woman who has been married for two years. My husband and I want to have a baby, but ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  April 30, 2010

A black leadership silent on abortion fabrications

Last month, controversial anti-abortion-rights billboards appeared in Georgia hinting that abortion is a tool of black genocide.
Choice
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  March 26, 2010
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Jónsi | Go

To the Sigur Rós fans still weeping over the band’s decision to scrap their latest full-length and take an indefinite paternity leave: dry your tears with Jónsi’s uplifting solo debut.
XL (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  March 26, 2010
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Planting seeds

For nearly a decade, spring in Portland has heralded the emergence not just of all of us from hibernation, but of playwrights, en masse, from quiet writing rooms.
Acorn tries out four new local plays
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 26, 2010
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Parallel worlds

Playwright Karen Zacarias would seem to have taken long drafts of Tom Stoppard Elixir.
Legacy of Light at the Lyric; Not Enough Air from Nora; The Island of Slaves from Orfeo Group
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2010
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Compassionate or coercive?

The election of Barack Obama has inspired dread among pro-lifers nationwide. But for the Rhode Island wing of the movement, the anxiety goes back quite a bit farther.
Pro-life pregnancy counselors say they are offering women hope, but critics see manipulation
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 18, 2009


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Jailed HIV-positive pregnant woman released - for now

Quinta Layin Tuleh, the HIV-positive pregnant woman a federal judge in Bangor, Maine, ordered jailed until her baby was delivered, has been released on bail while her appeal of her sentence makes its way through the courts.
Judicial Discretion
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 26, 2009
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Dr. Edelin and Dr. Sabath: They've Never Met

Last week the Massachusetts House passed a bill outlawing abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy, except when the mother's life or physical or mental health are endangered — contrary to the Supreme Court ruling last year which allowed abortions through
Indicted Doctors Talk on Abortion Issues
By CONNIE PAIGE  |  May 29, 2009
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Class project

Atom Egoyan was one of the first and most insightful of filmmakers to ponder the consequences and the moral implications of technological advances in media and communications.
Atom Egoyan offers reasons for Adoration
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 15, 2009

Jim Bob Duggar

A conservative Baptist, former Arkansas state legislator, and star of TLC mini-series stinkers such as “14 Kids and Pregnant Again” and “17 Kids and Counting,” Jim Bob Duggar is a cultural carpetbagger with little regard for his wife's vagina. His 20 puk
THE SPERMINATOR
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Richard Johnson

A five-star general in Murdoch's war against intelligence, this lizard-faced, pinstriped New York Post Page Six gossip-whore has done as much as any single person toward the stupification of American society. Maybe he's pregnant! Maybe he's anorexic! Or
A five-star general in Murdoch's war against intelligence, this lizard-faced, pinstriped New York Post Page Six gossip-whore has done as much as any single person toward the stupification of American society. Maybe he's pregnant! Maybe he's anorexic! Or maybe, just maybe, he cries himself to sleep knowing that however good he is at his profession he'll never be better than a 13-year-old girl.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009


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Unveiling the new (old) Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood wants abortions for everyone! Well, not exactly.
Rebranding the Branded
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 25, 2009
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You're Probably in a Drug-Free School Zone Right Now

Ever seen a crack dealer brandish a chrome tape measure and inch his way out of a "drug-free school zone" before slinging fat rocks to pregnant teenage mothers? No?
For all the good it does
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 11, 2009
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Roots Manuva | Slime and Reason

The richest fruit of British rap’s gestation period is the growing catalogue of Roots Manuva.  
Big Dada/Ninja Tune (2008)
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  October 15, 2008
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Cry me a river

It would seem that Sophocles has been hanging around for 2500 years waiting to be improved — and the makeover artists have been numerous.  
The Dreams of Antigone; In the Continuum; Show Boat
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 01, 2008
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I had an abortion

Does anyone think about us, the people who have actually gone through with an abortion, and accepted that it was the right decision, for whatever reason, at that time?
Forty percent of American women have abortions by the time they're 45. I'm one of them.
By ANONYMOUS  |  September 24, 2008


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Fallopian follies

Speculating on celebrity baby “bumps” is Hollywood blood sport.
While celebrity sages salivate over Hollywood babies, Beltway pundits are spinning the latest wave of ovarian escapades. Have girls really gone wild?
By KARA BASKIN  |  September 10, 2008
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McCain has a double standard on Viagra and birth control

McCain backed legislation allowing Medicaid to cover Viagra for men, while forbidding the federal health-insurance program for the poor from covering  birth control pills for women.
Sexual politics
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  August 13, 2008

Papa don't preach

The total “wake-up call” is the promotion of father-less-ness in our great land and the effects it is having on society.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 18, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 16, 2008
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Procrastination blues

It might also be a good thing to have a few thousand in cash on hand, for bail money, in case things go south.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 16, 2008

Baby mama drama

I’ve been working to kick my heavy diet of mainstream media programming.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 25, 2008


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As goes Gloucester?

Waves of chatter wash over the city of Gloucester, where 17 high-school students are pregnant.
Debating the ‘pregnancy pact’ will not make a surge in teenage motherhood   disappear
By EDITORIAL  |  June 25, 2008
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Please release me

If you were looking for important, well-reported, or even marginally interesting music news, you probably wouldn’t be reading my column.
The Big Hurt: The week in awful press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 24, 2008
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Ho down

Hip-hop has always had a bad rap ( duh-hyuk! ) for misogyny, but when I think back on the long history of articles criticizing the lyrical treatment of women, I have to chuckle.
Remembering the glory days of hip-hop misogyny
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 02, 2008
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Then She Found Me

Helen Hunt bites off more than she can chomp on, choosing also to star in this her first try as a film director, a clumsy, overplotted rendition of Elinor Lipman’s 1990 novel.
Overplotted pregnancy flick
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 30, 2008
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Baby Mama

Not even SNL’s whipsmart Tina Fey and Amy Poehler can save writer/director Michael McCuller’s pregnancy comedy from its fate as another condescending, self-congratulatory fantasy of maternal bliss.
Largely laugh-barren
By ALICIA POTTER  |  April 23, 2008


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Behind the immigration debate

Over the desk in Stella Carrera’s cubicle are a few ceramic angels, a colorful bundle of rosary beads, and a cartoon of a fat, lazy American watching a televised protest for immigrants’ rights.
Stella Carrera helps newcomers navigate a rigid bureaucracy
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008
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Identity crisis

“My eyes,” she says. “I want them blue. I want them blue so my mama love me and I have friends and people don’t do ugly things in front of me and I stop being invisible.”
Providence Black Rep’s The Bluest Eye
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 12, 2008

Mind games II

Absolute opinions, whether divinely or intellectually inspired, can ironically lead to confusion rather than certainty.
Agnes of God is still a blank slate
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 29, 2008
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The kids in the hall

Someone is going to get pregnant.
Teen pregnancies are up. Can on-campus student-parent services be far behind?
By KARA BASKIN  |  January 22, 2008