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For It Before They Were Against It: Catholic Universities and Birth Control

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Did you know that from the sixties through the nineties, clergy and faculty at Notre Dame, Georgetown, and other Catholic-affiliated universities lobbied for coverage of birth control? And argued for the moral imperative of providing coverage for contraception… even on campus?

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Fordham Law Students’ Health Clinic a Success, But University Still Refuses to Divulge Health Care Policies

Last week, the Fordham Law School chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice held an off-campus clinic to provide access to birth control prescriptions and condoms to students of our Catholic University.  It was a greater success than we had hoped for, but the University still refuses to clarify its policies, much less prescribe contraception.

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Why Is Reproductive Health Still “Controversial” in the Philippines?

When Filipino media make reference to the “Catholic” position on family planning and contraception, it usually quotes the opinion of the Catholic hierarchy, disregarding the varied views among Catholics.

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Contraception and Catholics: Quiet Disobedience

Catholics are assimilated into American culture, and Americans have an unequivocal relationship with contraception: we want it, we need it, we use it.

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Roundup: “Pro-life” Medical Practices Deny Birth Control Scripts

Pro-life medical practices that refuse to prescribe birth control opening around the country; To be truly pro-life the Vatican should lift its contraception ban; Adults need sex education too.

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Roundup: Humanae Vitae Issued 40 Years Ago Today

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s declaration that the Catholic church stands opposed to contraception, Amendment may give Northern Ireland women same rights as every other woman in the UK, Talking to children about sex is important and okay with kids.

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The Catholic Church’s Abortion Trump Card

In the Philippines, women’s health advocates and legislators are working to create access to family planning and contraception for women but the Catholic Church is stuck on abortion and has its own agenda.

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