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Posts Categorized: Abortion Rights/Reproductive Issues
The past few years have seen an unprecedented number of attacks on women’s access to reproductive health services, but last week the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked Arizona’s restrictions on medical abortion, a safe alternative to early surgical abortion.
Romantic comedies surrounding an unplanned pregnancy are not new to film. Juno and Knocked Up are just a few films that create stories around this topic. However, Obvious Child tackles the same storyline but dares to take it in a new direction.
Dr. Tiller understood that “abortion is a matter of survival for women,” and was committed to reproductive rights. He put his life on the line to protect women’s health.
Growing up in a school district that accepted federal abstinence-only funding meant that the Toothpaste Incident of ’03 wouldn’t be the last of its kind. As we got older, the lessons became more explicit but equally damaging and unhelpful.
When we talk about procedures and treatments that prevent heart attacks, we call it cardiac care. Children receive pediatric care, and anyone who takes ibuprofen is dealing with pain care.
So why would anyone object to calling a legal medical procedure that one in three women will utilize in their lifetime abortion care?
In the weeks leading up to the March for Women’s Lives, organizers knew the event would be one of the largest of its kind ever in Washington, D.C. Marchers were coming by car, bus, train and plane from all over the United States and even the world. But no one could predict exactly what heights the attendance would reach.
A lot of people take birth control because they have terrible cramps, irregular periods, ovarian cysts, or skin problems.
I take birth control because I don’t want to get pregnant.
This Tuesday, the U.S.Supreme Court will hear arguments in two consolidated cases, Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius, on the government’s authority to require employers to provide health care coverage that includes birth control and other pregnancy-related services under the Affordable Care Act.
Signing a work contract should not amount to signing away your soul, but that is ostensibly what the Dirty 100 expects of their employees. For these 100 companies refusing to comply with the ACA’s contraception mandate, religious freedom means the freedom to impose religious values on employees.