Word to the Wise: Hope

Word to the Wise: Hope

Looking ahead in the New Year, where can we find hope? The times are dark. Our country seems more divided than ever. Words of anger and hate fly across the divide. Every day something appears in the news worse than the day before. So, where do we find hope? It’s...
Word to the Wise: Far from Home

Word to the Wise: Far from Home

It was dark and cold. Mary, a 14-year-old girl, lay on a pile of hay in a stable, frightened about what was happening to her. She had no help. The man with her, Joseph, not yet her husband, could reject her for becoming pregnant before marriage. She was alone. There...
Word to the Wise: Lessons from History

Word to the Wise: Lessons from History

Two important days bookend November.  Election Day on November 5th and Thanksgiving on November 28. On November 5, 1919, Maine’s Legislature granted women the right to vote.  Maine was the 19th state to do so. Everywhere women had been fighting for this right...
Word to the Wise: Denied

Word to the Wise: Denied

Denied-Access to abortion because of more restrictive laws. Denied-Access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care because Title X funds are not allowed to go to any health clinic that provides or refers patients for abortion care services. Denied-That...