Category Archives: Reproductive Rights

When Catholic Health Care Systems Own Your Doctor: The New Threat to Affordable Birth Control for Women

By Elaine Magliaro Patricia Miller has a chilling article over at Salon titled When the Catholic Church owns your doctor: The insidious new threat to affordable birth control. Miller’s article opens with a story about a woman named Angela Valavanis. … Continue reading

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Comedian Amy Schumer Responds to Birth Control Debate with Hilarious Prescription Ad Parody

By Elaine Magliaro Comedian Amy Schumer has a killer parody of a contraceptive prescription ad. In it, Schumer “satirizes just how hard it is for a woman to get her hands on birth control, following the commercial’s instructions to ask … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Conservatives, Constitutional Law, Drug Policy, Equal Rights, Fundamentalism, Government, Health Care, Health Care Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Physicians, Politics, Propaganda, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Society, Tea Party, United States | Tagged , , , , , | 36 Comments

Picture of the Day for May 5, 2015: On the Subject of Fertilized Eggs and Refugee Children

Posted by Elaine Magliaro

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The Vagina Vigilantes Strike Again!: Republican Members of the House of Representatives Vote to Strike Down D.C. Law That Bans Reproductive Discrimination

By Elaine Magliaro Aaron C. Davis of The Washington Post reported last Thursday that the House of Representatives had “voted along party lines late Thursday to strike down a D.C. law on ideological grounds for the first time in almost … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Constitutional Law, Democracy, Equal Rights, Fundamentalism, Government, Health Care, Health Care Insurance, Jurisprudence, Local Government, Pharmaceuticals, Political Science, Politics, Religion, Reproductive Rights, United States, Women's Rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Picture of the Day for April 15, 2015: The Republican Guide to Female Anatomy

Posted by Elaine Magliaro

Posted in Anatomy, Biology, Conservatives, Equal Rights, Health Care, Humor, Political Science, Politics, Religion, Reproductive Rights, RNC, Society, United States | Tagged , , | 47 Comments

Georgia Conscience Clause: Walmart Pharmacist Refuses to Fill Prescription for Woman Who Suffered a Miscarriage

By Elaine Magliaro A Georgia woman named Brittany Cartrett was about five weeks into her pregnancy when she suffered a miscarriage recently. In order to avoid health problems that could be caused by her miscarriage, Cartrett’s doctor gave her two options: “an … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Government Propaganda, Health Care, Jurisprudence, Pharmaceuticals, Physicians, Religion, Reproductive Rights, United States | Tagged , , , , , , | 61 Comments

Religious Freedom Laws: Digging a Little Deeper

By Elaine Magliaro Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Indiana Discriminatory state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts appear to be all the rage in some parts of this country. Unlike the RFRA legislation passed previously in other states, the recent passage of Indiana’s RFRA … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Constitutional Law, Democracy, Equal Rights, Fundamentalism, Government, Homosexual Rights, Jurisprudence, Justice, Labor Movement, Political Science, Politics, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Roman Catholic Church, Society, United States | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Regarding the State of Indiana, Mike Pence, Planned Parenthood, and an Exploding HIV Outbreak

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana “declared a public health emergency in Scott County, Indiana…after 79 people tested positive for HIV linked to intravenous drug use.” Today, Laura Bassett (Huffington Post) said that Scott County has become “the … Continue reading

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Colorado State Representative and Wacko Televangelist Gordon Klingenschmitt Says That Brutal Attack on a Pregnant Woman Is “The Curse of God upon America” (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Last November, I wrote a post about Gordon Klingenschmitt, a far-right Christian zealot and anti-gay televangelist also known as “Dr. Chaps,” who had been “swept into office” in Colorado with just under 70% of the vote. Klingenschmitt, a … Continue reading

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The Eighteenth Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series: Idaho Lawmaker Asks Doctor If a Swallowed Camera Could be Used for a Gynelogical Exam (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Here’s a story about an idiot politician from Idaho who is confused about female anatomy. Let me just say that Republican state representative Vito Barbieri sure ain’t an expert on “lady parts.”  Barbieri made news on Monday when he posed … Continue reading

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