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Conscience Clause

The Right to Be Wrong

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

The Seattle Archdiocese has a constitutional right to impose Catholic teachings in church-run schools. I disagree with those teachings, but I also respect and cherish the First Amendment.

Crisis Of Conscience

Dan Bucatinsky | Posted 05.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Dan Bucatinsky

There's new legislation in Virginia allowing private yet state-subsidized adoption agencies to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation if, you know, they feel it violates their religious or moral convictions. So much for the wall of separation between Church and State.

Birth Control Isn't Really About "Women's Health." It's About...

Pamela Haag | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Pamela Haag

We tiptoe around the heterosexual woman's unsightly libido, and end up with an oddly euphemized rhetoric, a defense of birth control that seems to involve no sex, desire, sperm, or men.

Contraceptive Debate Reporting Omits Important Voices

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You know what we have yet to see? A poll of the workers affected. Not a single "woman on the street" interview, not a single union representative, not a single spokesperson for the women themselves.

Laura Bassett

Sen. Marco Rubio Writes Bill To Override Birth Control Mandate

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill on Monday that would override the Obama administration's new rule on birth control coverage ...

Common Ground on Abortion: A Study in Contrasts

Lanae Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanae Erickson

In the coming weeks, our divided government will have to work together to find a compromise on Title X cuts. For the sake of the country let's up it's reached through reason and not myopia.

Obama Reverses Bush Birth Control Rules

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- (AP) The government has replaced a Bush-era rule that became a flash point in the debate over abortions, clarifying that doctors and nur...

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Control

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Controlby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Does health care reform's promise of preventive car...

Can You Hear Us Now? Leadership Needed on the 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

On Roe v. Wade's 32nd anniversary five years ago, we urged progressive leaders to articulate and defend a clear, comprehensive, and moral vision for r...

The Bishops' "Dixi"-Land Ban: Abortion and the Catholic Church

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Catholic leaders know they have not persuaded one another, the public, or their own laity, to agree that contraception is evil. The belief that contraception is intrinsically evil, though sincere, does not make it true.

Conservative Catholic College Rejects Birth Control

Reproductive Justice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

Belmont Abbey College argued in court that it was a secular institution in order to receive state funds, but then removed birth control from its employee health care plan. Their reason? The Catholic Church.

Big Sky Dilemma: Must Doctors Help Their Patients Die?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Mandating that physicians aid in dying should be a last resort. Montana should explore other, less-invasive means of ensuring that all citizens are guaranteed their constitutional right to die.

President Obama and the Future of Women's Health

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

With a president who understands and accepts a woman's right to reproductive justice, the focus will now entail a reexamination of the multitude of factors that are part of the larger picture.

Abortion: Surrogate for Unspoken Issues

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

Issues encompassing welfare, contraception, abortion and sex education remain at the nexus of an ideological agenda that marginalizes and imputes inferiority and sexual sin to women and minorities, while protecting male power and prerogatives of behavior.