New Fetal Regulations in Texas: The Good (and Very Bad) News

You’ve read the headlines: all variations on “Texas to Require Cremation or Burial of Fetal Remains.”  The image calls to mind forcing vulnerable women to hold a funeral ceremony for their fetal issue, dressed up in a casket, then handing over thousands of dollars to a funeral director. The regulations appear draconian and unfair, a threat to women, and one more setback for pro-choice America.  But how accurate is this perception? How accurate has the reporting on this been? 

December 7, 2016 | Blog

THE STAIN

Below is an excerpt from Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, by Order member Colin Dickey, on sale now from Viking Books. 

October 31, 2016 | Blog

Death and Broken Cups

Author and morbid scholar, Ivan Cenzi with an essay on death and the value and beauty of pain. 

July 27, 2016 | Blog

Death Positivity and Suicide

Death-education and preparedness stands to help everyone in your community. But what if you’re worried that your desire to talk about death will send a suicidal friend or relative over the edge? Megan Devine, licensed clinical counselor, weighs in. 

June 15, 2016 | Blog