Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.
What good is having the right to an abortion as settled law if anti-choice advocates refuse to recognize it as such?
A California judge ruled a Catholic hospital chain could deny tubal ligation to patients on the grounds of Catholic directives without violating anti-discrimination laws.
The lawsuit is the latest in a conflict over whether Catholic hospitals can prevent doctors from performing certain types of reproductive health services while receiving state and federal funding.
The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.
In the span of one year, at just one of the defendant’s hospitals, several patients with pregnancy complications were denied the care they needed and to which they were entitled under federal law, the complaint states.
A recent case in California highlights the ongoing threat that widespread Catholic-affiliated hospitals potentially pose to reproductive health care.
With his latest comments, Pope Francis has built a shiny new smokescreen to distract from the grave and immoral harms caused by the Vatican’s opposition to abortion and women’s equality.
The Affordable Care Act is proving to be a great tool to help women obtain contraception. But there are more obstacles to contraception to be addressed, from religion-based shaming to simple transportation issues.
The Illinois Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would require religiously affiliated hospitals that refuse to offer certain services to provide patients with accurate information about those procedures and where they are available.