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Religious Doctrine Can’t Trump Patients’ Lives and Health

All federally funded hospitals are obligated under the law to provide appropriate emergency care. So why are Catholic hospitals getting away with refusing abortions to women who could die without one?

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Clarification On Facts vs. Fiction

On June 10 we posted a diary called “Facts vs. Fiction on the Military’s Abortion Ban.” In this piece, we were responding to misinformation about efforts by the Senate Armed Services Committee that we strongly support to remove the ban on private funding for abortions on military bases.  It looks like we have a little more misinformation to respond to.

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Kentucky Rules Against “Pregnancy Prosecutions”

The state supreme court of Kentucky ruled that Ida Cochrane could not be prosecuted for child abuse after she and her newborn tested positive for cocaine in 2005. “Pregnancy prosecutions” happen around the country, despite their unconstitutionality and the best medical evidence.

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Facts vs. Fiction on the Military’s Abortion Ban

The Washington Times has published misleading stories about the Senate Armed Services Committee’s recent move to repeal the ban on private funding for abortions on military bases. Here’s the truth.

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Remembering Dr. Tiller

There is one reason that compels me to not only be an activist — but to live my values through my life’s work formerly at Planned Parenthood and now at the ACLU. That reason is Dr. George Tiller.

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Religious Liberty and Women’s Health

We all may not agree about abortion, but we can agree that hospitals that serve the general public should not be permitted, under any circumstances, to violate federal law and deny a pregnant woman life-saving care.

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Illinois Court Reviews Parental Notification Law

An Illinois court reviews a long unenforced parental notification act.

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ACLU Sues USAID: Are We Exporting US Taxpayer-Funded Religion?

The ACLU is suing USAID for documents that may shed some light on unconstitutional funding of religion in abstinence-only-until-marriage programs abroad.

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(VIDEO) Parental Notification in Illinois: Forcing Young Women Into Harm’s Way

While Illinois has a mandatory parental involvement law on
the books, it has long been enjoined. I have seen firsthand the harms that forced parental involvement impose on young women.

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Pregnant, Jailed and Denied Care

Bethany Cajúne, pregnant and in a substance abuse recovery program, was jailed for 19 days for traffic violations. But officials repeatedly denied her a drug necessary to her recovery, putting her health and the life of her fetus at risk.

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