About Me

I am a single father living in Louisville, Kentucky. I hold a Ph.D. in philosophy from Penn State University, which is a great conversation-killer at parties. I have taught philosophy and religious studies at several institutions, most recently Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. I am also an Elder at Douglass Boulevard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), an Open and Affirming community of faith in the Highlands area of Louisville.

Of course, my posts do not carry the actual or implied endorsement of any of my current or former employers, my church congregation, or my denomination.

You can follow me on Twitter at @b_cubbage or add me on Facebook.

3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Brenda Bolton

    Thank you so much for this wonderful blog. Please help those of us in Alabama who are fighting this by asking your blog readers to go to the following Facebook page, join our group, and sign our petition. Change.org, the petition provider, will distinguish that they are out of state, so no fraud is involved even though the group is entitled “Alabama voters.” When we started the FB we were too naive to think ahead to growing numbers or networking with other states facing this issue. (This is my first “activist” campaign and I am 64 years old, so you can imagine how much I don’t know about how to fight this!)

    Alabama Voters Opposing Forced Ultrasound (SB12)

    Brenda Bolton
    Mobile, Alabama

    1. bcubbage Post author

      Hello, and I’m so glad you found my blog! I was able to find the petition and sign it, but I couldn’t locate a group on Facebook. Perhaps I am not searching properly? I also sent you an e-mail.

      Thanks for reading!

  2. Natalie McLendon

    On Thursday, March 8th at 11AM, Alabama residents will gather at the steps of the State House in Montgomery to celebrate the withdrawal of Senate Bill 12. Senator Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville, sponsored this forced ultrasound bill.

    This is a rally for Alabama voters to show Senator Scofield that we will not be appeased by amendments to the 2002 Right to Know Law. It is also our message to all Alabama legislators that our votes will not go to anyone who supports any similar bill seeking to interfere with women’s healthcare, an issue that should be between the woman and her physician. Bills seeking to limit women’s rights should not be up for consideration, debate, or vote.

    Alabama voters opposed to forced ultrasound SB12 will deliver petitions with over 4,000 combined signatures to the Alabama State Senate. The petitions were created on the websites SignOn.org and Change.org and state, “Withdraw SB12 from Legislative Debate, Consideration, and Vote This procedure is not medically necessary and is instead merely a political tactic to undermine women’s reproductive options and a blatant attempt to legislate morality and emotionally damage women. It seeks to make ultrasound (transvaginal or abdominal) a requirement and requires the practitioner to share the images with the woman receiving abortion services, even if it is necessary to remove a miscarried fetus or ectopic pregnancy. Should physicians not comply, they could be charged with a Class C felony and/or fined up to $15,000. In the US, we are given the right to refuse certain medical services and this legislation attempts to violate and remove those rights because of the moral objections of others who are not receiving the service. This legislation violates the Fourth Amendment and therefore is unconstitutional.”

    Medical procedure should not be legislated or mandated. Legislators should never direct the practice of medicine from their State House office. Medical decision-making must remain between the patient and the physician. This bill sets a dangerous precedent in this area.
    To read the petition go to: http://signon.org/sign/stop-alabama-from -mandating
    Or: http://www.change.org/petitions/alabama-voters-opposed-to-forced-ultrasound-sb12

    For more information about the organizing group, visit: http://www.facebook.com/groups/172092036240125/


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