Since when is defending more than half of the world's population from violence, poverty and disease a "soft" issue? Since when is helping women achieve personal bodily autonomy a "nice-to-have?"
"At least you have your health." That point, of course, is when we face our own health issues -- even if temporary -- and appreciate how all-consuming a broken bone, pinched nerve, chronic allergy, or persistent migraine can be.
Until the food challenge is squarely met, prudence dictates that we should be expanding domestic and international support for voluntary family planning, and in the developing world we should be promoting smaller, healthier families by educating girls, empowering women, and eliminating child marriage.
I want to talk about the fallout when senior management chooses to politicize their brands. The current legal thinking, by those in the know, is that Hobby Lobby will win 5-4 and Anthony Kennedy will cast the deciding vote.
So long as a woman's reproductive freedom is constrained by her husband's opposition, religious prohibitions, or misinformation, she will not be fully capable of exercising that freedom.
The message is clear: the United States public demands the amelioration and perhaps an overhaul of the sexual education system. More importantly, students deserve to receive accurate and objective information.
Not only were women subject to discriminatory rates, but none of the preventive services women typically need were required. That is no longer the case. But a glaring hole remains -- the failure of 24 states to expand Medicaid to cover 6.4 million of the working poor.
Reputation, brand and image are very important priorities for corporations, organizations and institutions. These characteristics and the products and...
As a Muslim preparing to enter medical school in August, I have often wondered how to continue my passion for interfaith while working in healthcare.
Besides the fact that no one who is so incredibly, breathtakingly ignorant on contraception should be writing falsehoods about it for a major publication, the truth is that no one in America should be that so incredibly, breathtakingly ignorant on contraception.
In fact, nearly all U.S. women of the Christian persuasion Employ contraception on many occasions.
I am writing today as a mother, and thinking of my own daughters as they enter the work force. Let's think about the potential impact of a Supreme Court decision finding that a secular, for-profit company does not have to follow a federal law of general application on the grounds of religious freedom.
The combination of extending a business owner's religious beliefs to a for-profit company and then using those corporate rights to discriminate against employees and customers who do not adhere to that religion could have implications far beyond the Affordable Care Act.
The wanted child, the planned family. Can anybody argue that the wanted child and the planned family are not infinitely better off for everyone: child, family and society in general?So why are we fighting these battles?
Religious freedom as we have known it stands in the balance this week as the SCOTUS prepares to hear arguments in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius. Ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby will fundamentally alter a definition that has stood for more than two centuries.
Wrapping this attempt to create a privileged legal category for corporate entities in the cloak of religious freedom demeans that freedom and those who cherish it.