Matt Deen

Discussion will address our cultural impasse on abortion

It seems public support for the legal right to abortion has again reached a new high within the U.S.

On Feb. 23, the Public Religion Research Institute published its latest findings showing that support for abortion access has for years been rising steadily in all 50 states, with nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans now saying abortion should be legal in most or all circumstances.

In our own state, of course, support is much higher. In November, a whopping 77% of Vermonters voted to support a constitutional amendment broadly supporting “personal reproductive autonomy,” adding further protection for abortion rights within our borders. It would appear there's not much more to say on the matter.

Except beneath this robust show of support for abortion rights lurks a somewhat-less-noticeable reticence.

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We need to talk about Vermont’s housing crisis

They will build houses and dwell in them; they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. No longer will they build houses and others live in them, or plant and others eat. For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my people; they will...

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Church launches discussion series with conversation about Christian nationalism

Jesus Christ, we invoke your name! Thank you for allowing the United States of America to be reborn.... In Christ’s holy name we pray. Amen! Two years ago, as throngs of supporters of former President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol to disrupt the peaceful transition of power from one...

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