Posts tagged "contraception"
In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods & more!

In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods & more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
The Patient Body: A Closely-Held Business

The Patient Body: A Closely-Held Business

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
Daily Links: Today's Soap Box

Daily Links: Today’s Soap Box

What promised land? What medical ethics? What radical Muslims? What orphans? A quick guide to righteous media this week.
Daily Links: Your Very Own "Standard Model" Interpretation

Daily Links: Your Very Own “Standard Model” Interpretation

Reading broadly.

Daily Links: “Which Reminds Me” Edition

Hear Kathryn Joyce, The Revealer's former managing editor, talk about personhood bills, the Quiverfull movement, and the patriarchy movement here, on Tulsa public radio. Nicole Neroulias writes at The Scoop that despite common reporting, same sex marriage is about a lot more than religion. Yesterday the USCCB spelled out exactly...

Ads for Secular (Liberal) Catholics

Amy Levin: The New York Times committed a liberal faux pas last month. As if they'd forgotten just how controversial ads can be, they accepted $39,000 from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to run a full-page. . .well I’ll just say it, “anti-Catholic” advertisement. The ad features a political cartoon--with a grumpily...

The Conscience Clause:
It’s Not Just About 750,000 Hospital Employees

There's much more at stake in the discussion about conscience clauses than who gets the bill for the pill. By Ann Neumann On January 20th Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that contraception would be covered free-of-charge in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the Obama administration's stifled, delayed-release attempt at reforming health...

A Truly Catholic View on Feminism

Priests for Life, a Catholic anti-choice group, and EWTN (Global Catholic Network) have teamed up to challenge women's daytime talk shows with a show of their own, "The Catholic View for Women."  Tired of talk shows that don't represent traditional Catholic values?  Vatican II ruin your faith?  Think "Madonna of the Kitchen" might...

My Catholic Conscience

We've been here before. And no, it didn't work then either. by Jon O'Brien Like others, I am deeply concerned about recent moves in Congress that would restrict access to reproductive healthcare services, especially for poor women. The situation reminds me of other experiments where a few people with extreme views sought to pass policy that...

Believing in Contraception

An excerpt from today's announcement by a coalition of pro-choice and anti-abortion faith leaders, urging the Institute of Medicine panel to include contraception as a preventative service in health care reform, without a co-pay requirement, from Faith in Public Life.
Data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shows that 99% of women...

The FDA’s Plan B

27 February 2006 The Washington Post reports that more than 60 bills concerning “Plan B” emergency contraception have been filed in state legislatures in 2006 alone, leading to a state-by-state divide that largely reflects predictable “red state/blue state” lines, with some of the bills expanding patients’ access to the medication without prescriptions, or ensuring that...

The Unusual Plan B

A USA Today editorial makes the case that religion is the prime mover at the Food and Drug Administration, and is shocked (shocked…) to think of one group imposing its values upon another in “a nation founded on religious freedom and personal choice.” The outrage comes after the release of a report (PDF) from the...