A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.
On Friday, in the latest case to address the provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage in employee health insurance plans, the Third Circuit ruled that the Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation must comply.
I asked several lawyer colleagues if they knew of other instances in which a whole occupational category was banned by law from volunteering in schools. They did not. Indeed, as far as I can tell, only sex offenders as a class are de facto banned from school grounds.
Since the early 1990s, public records show, Brigham’s patients have suffered emergency hysterectomies, severe bowel injuries, severed ureters, and sweeping lacerations to the uterus. Over a period of two decades, Brigham has been barred from practicing medicine in at least six states, sued by his landlords and business associates, and even served jail time for failing to pay taxes. And yet today, Brigham remains in control of a network of 15 abortion clinics in four states, and there appears little that most state authorities are able—or willing—to do about it.
This week, a new study suggested hookups might be harmful to psychological well-being, North Carolina passed a law that will force health teachers to tell students abortion causes pre-term birth, and a man was held up at knifepoint, with only his condom taken.
The House sponsor of the recently failed Farm Bill has a deep commitment to fetuses. His commitment to children? Not so much.
HB 818 would prohibit private insurance companies that plan to sell health-care plans through the forthcoming state health insurance exchange from covering abortion. Legislators say women would be able to purchase abortion-specific riders—but such riders do not appear to exist.
An examination of a city ordinance in Norristown, Pennsylvania, reveals a nationwide problem: In dozens of cities, “disorderly conduct” ordinances discourage domestic violence survivors from calling the police, lest they face eviction from their homes.
This week, the right tried to drum up support for personhood and fetal rights via criminal prosecutions.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be covering the Gosnell verdict and its aftermath. Also, a researcher from Guttmacher comes on to explain to us exactly what kind of obstacles women face when getting funding for abortion.