Although the entire docket has not yet been set, the next Supreme Court term is already shaping up to be historic, with decisions on abortion protests, legislative prayer, and state affirmative action, just to name a few.
This week, we have some news for returning college students: they’re not having as much casual sex as we thought, Penn State’s paper will have a sex column for the first time since the 2011 abuse scandal, and University of Michigan students can buy condoms in dorms.
Along with the enactment of welfare reform 17 years ago this August came tougher practices in debt enforcement—which, in many cases, lands the poor behind bars, leads to suspensions in drivers’ licenses, and other practices that make finding work much harder.
Based on the evidence provided by states themselves, it is more than a little misleading for the House Judiciary Committee to suggest that newborn children are being murdered by abortion providers with regularity and abandon; it is myth-making and fear-mongering.
An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.
An effort spearheaded by Right to Life of Michigan would require everyone in the state who wants insurance coverage of abortion care to purchase a separate rider. The initiative is proving unpopular with many state residents.
When asked if she thinks people should purchase insurance riders in case they become impregnated by a rapist, Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing replied, “Nobody plans to have their homes flooded.”
We have come a long way toward declaring certain inalienable human rights, but too often issues that disproportionately affect women are left out.
The Obama administration fights for barriers to emergency contraception for no good reason, while the right pushes for even greater concessions on exemptions to the birth control benefit.
In essence, a new bill in Michigan will offer religious entities their own set of exclusive rights to deem who is allowed health care and why.