Gov. Christie vetoed a bill to restore $7.5 million in funding for state family planning services. The funding would have provided lifesaving preventive health care like cancer screenings to women who otherwise cannot afford it.
Some of the provisions in the newly signed health care bill are of particular importance to women. Below is an initial summary of the wins, losses, and remaining challenges for women's health and rights.
Congo's economy is not undermined by "unregulated fertility" rates. Civil society has been destroyed by decades of war and over a hundred years of exploitation of Congo's wealth by international interests.
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.