Guest Commentary: Guns, Abortion and the Folly of Originalism

The Supreme Court decisions on abortion and handguns are more informed by Humpty Dumpty than by sophisticated legal reasoning

By Carl Singley

LISTEN: The Anti-Abortion Movement has Always been Steeped in Lies

Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi examines scientific myths such as fetal pain, partial birth abortion and fetal heartbeat

By Lauren McCutcheon

Roe Reneged: What Now, Philly?

For those who believe in abortion rights, now is the time to speak up, support the cause, and vote like women’s lives depend on it. Because they do.

By Charity Tooze

What to know — and do — about the abortion ruling

The Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade brings the fight over abortion to the states. Here’s what that means in Pennsylvania.

By Charity Tooze

Abortion — Then, Now and Tomorrow

A Penn lecturer co-created a documentary about illegal abortion in 1970. With Roe overturned, Mary Summers looks back in order to see a way forward

By Lauren McCutcheon

The Story of the Storytellers

Juneteenth is a narrative of liberation and struggle that, until recently, was little-known. Who is telling the other unknown stories of Black life in Philly?

By James Peterson

The Little-Known Leader Pushing For Urgency on Gun Violence

While Mayor Kenney, DA Krasner and police commissioner Outlaw point fingers and demonstrate the Philly Shrug, State Sen. Art Haywood rejects the politics of helplessness

By Larry Platt

Reality Check: Philly Knows How to Fix our Gun Violence Problem

So why, WURD’s midday host wonders, won’t it do so? Here, some proven ways to combat the scourge of shootings in Philly

By Charles D. Ellison