Planned Parenthood, Abortion and Me

  Confessions of a Reluctant Pro-Choice Advocate Just to warn you, this post is going to be a little more weighty than most of what you’ll read on The Progressive Redneck. I figured I’d make that disclaimer since the title implies that it’ll be the sort of light-hearted romp I usually throw up on the […]

Glass Houses

So far, it’s been one of those days. Not in a bad way, though; my snark-o-meter has been going babies (that’s an Adventure Time reference for all you hopeless squares). It’s always a good day when that happens. As usual, I began my writing process with some procrastinating surfing morning reflection. Just a few minutes in, I […]

Pro-life? Really?

During the past election season, we heard much from the right about abortion and the right to life. Several Republican-led state legislatures attempted to pass laws requiring pretty intrusive measures, like trans-vaginal ultra-sounds and mandatory counseling and waiting periods before the procedure. All this is basically a way to get around Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court decision […]

Christian Moron of the Moment

Last week, I started a new series called “Christian Dick of the Moment”. After some discussion over the appropriateness of the word “dick” with Diana, I put the question to some online friends and decided to change it to “moron”. Two reasons 1) The word “dick” wouldn’t work if I was featuring a woman and […]

Reluctantly

If there’s an issue more polarizing than abortion, I don’t know what it would be. On the right, you have groups like Randall Terry’s Operation Rescue, who plan on running graphic anti-abortion ads during the Superbowl showing aborted fetuses.  They’re able to do this by exploiting an FCC regulation that requires a station to run ads for a campaign […]