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The UK’s Deplorable Witch Hunt Against Asian Women

UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Why do the Daily Telegraph, UK Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, and now the Independent, in the name of opposition to gender discrimination, appear to be investigating women of Asian descent and doctors who provide abortions?

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It’s Time to Strip Catholic Hospitals of Their Right to Provide Maternity Care

Virgin Mary in front of Minnesota Catholic hospital

Beatriz’s treatment should be considered cruel and degrading and a violation of the Hippocratic oath to do no harm.

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You Can’t Have it Both Ways: The Interpretation of Catholic Health Policy and the Consequences for Pregnant Women

(Reuters via Lawyer Herald)

As a committee of the Irish Parliament considers proposals to offer limited legal abortion in Ireland, this paper explores how these issues came together around Savita Halappanavar’s death, the interpretation of Catholic health policy and the consequences for pregnant women.

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Family Planning and Safe, Legal Abortion Go Hand in Hand

The answer is not to promote contraception in order to reduce unsafe abortion, as the FP Summit did. The answer is to promote contraception to reduce unwanted pregnancy and provide safe abortion to every woman who finds herself with an unwanted pregnancy. 

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The Morning After: An Initial Assessment of the London Family Planning Summit

Melinda Gates anointed herself as the new saviour of women’s and children’s health, and the press ate it up in both pictures and words. A truly Hollywood event, except this is not entertainment. This is women’s lives.

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Take a Pill Every Day, I Was Told, and Presto, I Didn’t Have to Worry About Getting Pregnant!

All I had to do was take a pill every day, I was told, and hey presto, I didn’t have to worry about getting pregnant if I didn’t want to, and it worked! But oh, if only it had all turned out to be that easy.

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Medical Abortion in Britain and Ireland: Let’s Join the 21st Century!

The abortion pill potentially puts the control over abortion into women’s hands, and a lot of conservative men and women aren’t sure they like that.

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Can We Ever Say a Woman Can’t Choose? A Response to Frances Kissling (CORRECTED)

Pro-choicers prefer women not to need late abortions, just as we’d prefer there not be any unintended pregnancies. But the answer can never be to refuse women abortions.

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