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.
Louisiana teens have some of the highest rates of pregnancy, birth, and STDs but schools there can only teach abstinence. Some lawmakers would like to change that, at least for Orleans Parish.
Sadly, the more Pope Francis speaks, the more things stay the same.
To a certain kind of religious conservative, this connection makes some—if not perfect—sense.
The Pope drew attention to natural family planning methods when he suggested there are ways for Catholic women to limit the number of children they have without violating the Church’s teachings on contraception. But just how do these methods work? And how good are they?
While his off-the-cuff comments may have garnered chuckles from some people, many others are offended and point to the Church’s central role in denying women access to birth control.
Genesys Health System has stopped offering tubal ligations to cesarean section patients because such procedures violate Catholic doctrine, according to a letter sent to to Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The two-week meeting in the Vatican inspired optimism about the Catholic Church’s future teachings, but in the end, it was “much ado about nothing.”
On Tuesday, the California Catholic Conference filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services over its state’s abortion insurance policy.
Though the multibillion-dollar, nearly 600-store chain took its legal claim against the federal government all the way to the Supreme Court when it didn’t want to honor the health insurance requirements of the Affordable Care Act, the company forbids its employees from seeking justice in the court of law.