Legitimately made to shut that whole thing down every time.
The Supreme Court ruling on Hobby Lobby has recrafted a legal definition of abortion. In a footnote the Court reviews that Hobby Lobby’s definition of abortion, noting that while it is inconsistent with federal law it must be respected. “Respondents refer to the drugs and devices to which they object as ‘abortifacients,’” the note says. “And their religious view of what constitutes abortion is of course entitled to respect.”
The Court goes on to cite the Institute of Medicine as saying “one benefit of access to all FDA-approved contraceptives is that they reduce the incidence of abortion.”
Is birth control next? Read on at: http://womensenews.org/story/in-the-courts/140730/hobby-lobby-recrafts-the-definition-abortion
"Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law on Wednesday afternoon a bill designed to increase public safety and access around abortion provider facilities, following the Supreme Court’s buffer zone ruling last month.”
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Much is at stake, particularly for girls and women, because eating disorders have the ultimate endgame—and it’s not weight loss. Eating disorders kill. Women ages 15-24 are 12 times more likely to die from anorexia than from all other causes of death combined.
A killer illness deserves the best care. Read more: http://womensenews.org/story/commentary/140728/insurance-eating-disorders-inadequate
“I call on alumni, parents, and students to encourage their schools to consider a truly phenomenal next conference in which the real causes of gender violence are addressed. We need a summit that moves beyond the issue of rape and brainstorms curricula changes that facilitate the kind of social and emotional learning students need to avoid mistakes and regrets that reside at the center of so many preventable acts of sexual assault.
Every student has the right to feel they are an equal and valued member of a college community, regardless of how much money prior generations in their family have contributed, and regardless of how different his or her prior experiences may be to the majority or dominant culture at the school.” - Lisa E. Paige, Ph.D., graduated from Harvard in 1980, and is a founder of the national coalition of alumni/ae working to end on-campus sexual assault.
The LGBTQ Muslim community is gaining notice in the arts, but mainstream acceptance in their communities lags behind, particularly at mosques. “I don’t go because of that feeling that I cannot be my full self,” says one queer Muslim.