A round-up of reproductive justice news.
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?
The University can’t challenge the contraception mandate because it faces no risk of injury from it, ruled a federal court.
Thirty lawsuits have been filed by corporations challenging the HHS regulation requiring that most health plans cover contraceptives. A survey of these cases yields some useful information as to what the “religious freedom” debate is all about.
We, members of the Notre Dame community, wish to express our disagreement with the university’s decision to file a lawsuit contesting the Health and Human Services mandate that requires employee health insurance plans to provide no-cost birth control coverage to employees.
The university declares that making their insurance cover birth control violates their religious freedom.
The Third Way has discovered that there are four steps towards achieving long-lasting common ground – no matter what the issue.
When it comes to culture war stories, our mainstream media has moved from reporting the story to creating the story.
“Common ground” political compromises that diminish the ability of women to make decisions about their lives are unacceptable. We should not sacrifice women’s choices just to calm controversy and temper anger over a political issue.
Obama gives commencement address at Notre Dame, engages issue of abortion; new Gallup poll finds majority of Americans identify as “pro-life.”