As a committee of the Irish Parliament considers proposals to offer limited legal abortion in Ireland, this paper explores how these issues came together around Savita Halappanavar’s death, the interpretation of Catholic health policy and the consequences for pregnant women.
Don’t expect legislators opposed to reproductive rights to tread lightly in 2013 just because voters made it clear extreme approaches to health care aren’t popular, warned the American Civil Liberties Union in a media conference call Tuesday.
Attorneys for the ACLU went before the First Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent Catholic Bishops from denying reproductive health care to human trafficking victims.
Catholic bishops went all in this election season. Will they learn anything from their defeat?
Catholic bishops continue to try and exert their will on religious voters.
We continue to push President Barack Obama to recognize trafficking for what it is and not get mixed up in the politics of advocates who are not as focused on addressing the climate of fear and coercion endured by so many workers around the world.
When you picture a human rights defender, are they carrying handcuffs? Are they removing you from your home or workplace and directing you into a police van?
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.
For well over a week, both sides have been parsing Ryan’s abortion stance. Why is a man so openly anti-choice so unwilling to admit his actual positions?