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Julie M. Bach

Julie M. Bach

Julie M. Bach taught writing at Hamline University, the University of St. Thomas and Minneapolis College. She grew up in southwest Michigan and has lived in St. Paul for 36 years.

COMMENTARY

Hey Republicans: If you really love moms and babies like you claim, here’s what you’ll do

By: - May 9, 2022

Since a Supreme Court draft overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico, I’ve heard Republican politicians claim that they “love women and babies” and will support women who, post-Roe, cannot get abortions. This claim puzzles me. Outlawing abortions seems not supportive at all but in fact the cruelest way to lower abortion numbers in the U.S., not to mention […]

COMMENTARY

I was an evangelical and an anti-vaxxer; here’s what changed

By: - August 5, 2021

As hospitals again fill up with COVID-19 cases, the vaccinated are getting angrier at the unvaccinated. I get the anger. I also get what it feels like to be on the other side. Being an anti-vaxxer is a lot like being an evangelical Christian, and I’ve been both. In the evangelical church of my adolescence, […]