Is it inappropriate for 14-year-old girls to be having sex? Of course it is.
Should parents bite the bullet and have the difficult conversation with their young daughters (and sons) about having sex too young? Of course they should.
But would a responsible parent wish to deny their child urgently needed — potentially life-saving — health care?
Of course they shouldn’t.
There is no disputing that Gosnell’s crimes are monstrous. However, after watching such atrocities unfold for weeks, it becomes clear that this trial is a much needed reminder of the need for affordable, safe, and legal access to abortion.
According to research by the Guttmacher Institute, lawmakers passed 92 anti-abortion measures in 24 states in 2011, and an additional 43 measures in 19 states in 2012. Here are some of the most recent attacks on abortion rights, broken down by state.
Blog for Choice Day gets more people reading and talking about reproductive rights online on one of the most important days surrounding a woman’s right to choose: the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision, when the Supreme Court ruled that abortion should be legal.
With so many issues hanging in the balance, this election was very stressful for me. On a personal level, the most important issue was the threat of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. I have epilepsy, for which I have to take very expensive medicine. I’m not the only one with this story, so it baffles me that anyone would want to let so many people go without lifesaving health insurance.
In late July, reproductive rights activists stood strong against anti-abortion terrorist group Operation Save America, which had set out to harass the women’s clinics of Charlotte, N.C., for a solid week.
The leaders of the Republican Party claim to be on a mission to reduce this nation’s “crushing burden of debt.” The centerpiece of this effort is Rep. Paul Ryan’s 99-page 2013 budget proposal. Because GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has embraced it wholeheartedly, I call it the Romney-Ryan budget plan.
The attack on Girl Scouts becomes part of patronizing trend that seeks to discredit programs that empower women to be independent leaders. That is not “religious freedom”. That is fear of strong women. Women who work together, be it to sell cookies or sing songs or make the world a better place.
Freedom of religion is one of the most treasured freedoms in this country. However, some interest groups are distorting this sacred freedom to oppress women’s rights and inflict harm upon women.
The USCCB have decided that their religious freedom is in your medicine cabinet, and under attack, and are taking this time to preserve their rights.Over the next two weeks, the summer interns at NOW will blog their responses, ideas and thoughts about some of the issues the Bishops are raising. These responses will include feminists reflecting on their own faith, birth control, and a host of other topics.