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Re-Examining the Baltimore CPC Case: Does CPC Speech Constitute “Commercial Speech?”

Earlier this month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit granted a new hearing in Greater Pregnancy Concerns vs. City of Baltimore, the case in which a three-judge panel flouted common sense and the rules of civil procedure in its rush to rule in favor of the plaintiff Pregnancy Center on summary judgment and protect the Catholic Church’s right to lie and deceive women.

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Wheaton College’s Specious Complaints about the Birth Control Benefit and Religious Freedom

How much could an institution possibly care about what it views as its right to the exercise of religious freedom when it forgets to exercise it? Wheaton College, an evangelical liberal arts school in Illinois is about to find out.

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Will the Religious Right Succeed? An Examination of the Hercules Ruling on the Birth Control Benefit

By working with the Catholic Church in order to craft the contraception mandate in such a way that the Catholic Church would not bitch about it, the Obama Administration may have shot itself in the foot, because guess what? The Catholic Church is bitching about it.

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In Maryland, Free Speech Protects the Right of Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Lie to Women: An Analysis of the Baltimore CPC Case

In clinics nationwide, young women — mostly poor women — are lured into so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” which falsely advertise themselves as health clinics, but which are anything but. These crisis pregnancy centers are often set up and run by Catholic churches, which, for obvious reasons, doesn’t bode well for any woman seeking information about contraception or terminating a pregnancy.  Instead of offering counseling about a woman’s choices, these CPCs steer women towards a right-wing, anti-choice agenda, using Jesus and guilt as weapons.

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The Bishops’ Politics: Why Are Women’s Health and Lives Subject to The Catholic Lobby?

Given that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and organizations like the Catholic Health Association play a critical role in American politics, the question becomes: for how much longer are we going to permit religion to have a priority place in our political discourse over the health and safety of American women?

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