The only reasonable explanation for the public stand-off is that Beatriz and other resource-poor women are politically expendable, and that crossing the Catholic Church is seen as worse than being hung out in the press as inhumane.
We have come a long way toward declaring certain inalienable human rights, but too often issues that disproportionately affect women are left out.
According to a new report, the United States has the highest first-day death rate in the industrialized world. Addressing this and related problems will require comprehensive efforts to reduce pervasive economic, social, and health disparities.
In the wake of the tragic and preventable death of Savita Halappanavar, Irish politicians promised that this government would “not become the seventh to ‘neglect and ignore’ the issue of the Supreme Court ruling abortion on the X Case.” Six months later, the cabinet has proposed a bill it says will not “change the law” on abortion.
The High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development takes aim at violence and maternal mortality.
This is the inevitable outcome of abortion bans. Women die.
If you’re pregnant and wind up in a Catholic hospital, you could find yourself in more trouble after you’ve seen a doctor than before you walked in the door.
The Pope’s rationale is that his “age means he lacks strength to do job.” You could use the exact words to describe the nine-year old girl the Pope excommunicated for having a life-saving abortion after being raped and impregnated, with twins.
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.
The Drug War and the War on Reproductive Health aren’t just rhetorical. One woman’s tragic death shows us the true human cost of devaluing pregnant women.