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If Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles. This is worth noting because, in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn't have access to legal abortion used a variety of objects, including knitting needles.

Will 'Safe From the Start' Bring Needed Change for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict and Crisis?

Serra Sippel | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Serra Sippel

This week at the U.N. General Assembly, amid critical talks about peace and security in Syria and across the Middle East, another narrative is taking its rightful place in New York -- the health and human rights of women and girls globally.

What We Are Missing in the Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Debate

Tracy Weitz | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Tracy Weitz

Everyone please step away from the ledge. The public discourse about mandated trans-vaginal ultrasounds for abortion patients is completely out of control--among both abortion rights opponents and abortion rights supporters.

Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Personhood, and Crimes Against Humanity

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

If Proposed Initiative 46 passes, men who rape women in Colorado will be secure in the knowledge that their efforts to humiliate and degrade those women will be backed up and reinforced by state action forcing those women to go to term -- whether they want to or not.

Dishonoring Mothers With The Sixth Commandment: We Need Reproductive Rights For Mother's Day

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

This Mother's Day, we need to commit to restoring federal funding to ALL the health care needs of mothers, including reproductive health services.

Catholic Hospitals Back Health Care Reform: Bart Stupak Continues to Whine

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

A group representing America's Catholic hospitals announced last week that it would support the Senate's health care reform legislation, breaking rank with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.