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Respecting Beatriz’s Freedom of Conscience

Let us remember what Jesus Christ said in the Gospels: the law was made for human beings; human beings are not made for the law. The law which penalizes abortion is cruel and inhuman, as it condemns many women to death.

At a time when religious extremists around the globe have repackaged their efforts to undermine reproductive rights within a call for greater protection for religious liberty, will the Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice respect Beatriz’s freedom of conscience?

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Why is Michelle Bachelet Playing into the Holy See’s Hands?

The Holy See has a limited but well-practiced playbook it follows at international conferences.

Michelle Bachelet, the head of UN Women, has indicated that she’s willing to compromise with the world’s most conservative regimes and water down the UN’s commitment to women’s rights. She shouldn’t.

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Inter-American Court Approves Access to IVF in Costa Rica

In Vitro trial at the Inter-American Court of Human Rigts. Photo: Ticotimes.net.

Last month, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a final ruling in favor of the right to access in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Costa Rica. This is a win for women and Catholics and a blow to the bishops and conservatives who want to deny individuals the right to decide whether and when to have children.

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More Than Words for International Women’s Day

Tremendous progress has been made in recognizing and codifying women’s rights internationally. But we’ve had limited success in realizing those rights.

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