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The Supreme Court Has Decided Women’s Rights Aren’t Human Rights

I identify with all the women throughout history who have been told that their claim to basic rights is less compelling because they are not men.

Monday’s Hobby Lobby ruling is one more piece of evidence that we still do not value women’s rights in the same way that we value “universal rights”—that is, rights that pertain to men.

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Another Health-Care Barrier for Asian American and Pacific Islander Women

The Hobby Lobby decision is an affront to all women and yet another barrier to Asian American and Pacific Islander women who already face significant health disparities and barriers to insurance access.

The Hobby Lobby decision is an affront to all women and yet another barrier to Asian American and Pacific Islander women who already face significant health disparities and barriers to insurance access.

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Supreme Court Indicates ‘Hobby Lobby’ Ruling Reaches Entire Birth Control Benefit

In a series of orders issued Tuesday, the Supreme Court let stand lower court rulings upholding religious objections to providing any contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

In a series of orders issued Tuesday, the Supreme Court let stand lower court rulings upholding religious objections to providing any contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Just the Beginning: A Flood of Corporate Religious Objections Is Coming

Thanks to the conservatives on the Supreme Court, corporations now have a whole new basis for objecting to government regulations.

Thanks to the conservatives on the Supreme Court, corporations now have a whole new basis for objecting to government regulations.

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Activists Battle Over Religious Freedom at Supreme Court

Protesters outside the Supreme Court Monday.

The Hobby Lobby case was about birth control coverage, but to see and hear the anti-choice protesters gathered in front of the Supreme Court steps Monday, you might have thought the Court was reconsidering Roe v. Wade.

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The ‘Hobby Lobby’ Decision and Black Women’s Health

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court undermined the intent of the Affordable Care Act with its decision that closely held corporations can use personal religious beliefs as a basis to exclude coverage for contraception in employer-based health insurance.

For Black women, the decision echoes a history of employers imposing their religious beliefs on our reproductive freedom.

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Part of a Greater War on Contraception

The Hobby Lobby case is not some odd outlier regarding "religious freedom." It's just one of the many ways the anti-choice movement is trying to chip away at women's access to contraception and instill the idea in the public's mind that contraception is controversial.

The Hobby Lobby case is not some odd outlier regarding “religious freedom.” It’s just one of the many ways the anti-choice movement is trying to chip away at women’s access to contraception and instill the idea in the public’s mind that contraception is controversial.

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Teen Survey Shows No Progress in Safer Sex Behavior

The results of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, which were released on Friday, are somewhat discouraging. On almost every measure of safer sexual behavior, progress has either stagnated or, in cases like condom use, reversed.

The results of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, which were released on Friday, are somewhat discouraging. On almost every measure of safer sexual behavior, progress has either stagnated or, in cases like condom use, reversed.

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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Says Catholic Groups Must Comply With Contraception Benefit

The unanimous ruling is the latest in the line of religious nonprofit challenges to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

The unanimous ruling is the latest in the line of religious nonprofit challenges to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

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Eugenicists Never Retreat, They Just Regroup: Sterilization and Reproductive Oppression in Prisons

Anti-eugenics protest circa 1971, originally published by the Southern Conference Educational Fund

After winning a settlement that opened the door for thousands of women to initiate malpractice lawsuits against Dalkon Shield, the IUD that caused my sterilization, I naively thought we had seen the end of sterilization atrocities. Unfortunately, that is not so, at least in California.

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