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Newton’s Third Law states “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Perhaps this principle applies equally to social progress and the enlargement of freedom, inclusion, and equality in the United States of America. Our history is littered with instances of intense and
Simply being an employee of a religious organization does not require that you must succumb to their religious mandate, especially when the important government interest of protecting women’s rights is at stake.
In a recent television interview, Rep. Todd Akin, a member of the House Committee on Science, the Republican candidate for Senate from Missouri, said that rape does not result in pregnancy because “if it’s a legitimate rape the female body has ways to try to
What is truly frightening about this story is that Virginia legislators thought that restricting women’s access to abortion was important enough to force almost every woman seeking the procedure in the Commonwealth to become a victim of sexual assault, and force doctors to become perpetrators.
CR-CL's Executive Editors for Online Content Noah Kaplan and Matt Giffin discuss the oral argument in United States v. Alvarez and whether the First Amendment protects lying. They follow-up on last week's discussion of the contraceptive mandate by looking at Rush Limbaugh's insulting comments
The Obama administration's regulations concerning access to oral contraception through employer-provided health insurance allow each person to follow the precepts of his or her religion within the confines of one’s home and body – and protects those of us who choose to follow different precepts
Last Thursday, a federal judge in Kansas denied the ACLU’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of a state law that bars insurance plans from covering elective abortions unless women or their employers purchase a separate rider calculated to cover all associated costs.
Politico reports that Planned Parenthood, an organization that had been very critical of the compromises accepted by the Obama administration in the context of the health care debate, is much more confident that its interests will be protected in the context of the ongoing budget
Frances Kissling, the former president of Catholics for Choice and a visiting scholar at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, writes in the Washington Post that the Pro-Choice movement needs to change its tack. She says that the focus purely on women's
This billboard is not a reflection of reality. Legalized abortion saves lives. As Linda Greenhouse points out in her recent Opinionator Column, anti-abortion activists have at times tried to sow seeds of doubt in minority communities where legalized abortion plays an important role in family