Tag Archives: Contraception

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

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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

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Catholic Bishops and Religious Rights vs. Women’s Rights…and Women’s Health

By Elaine Magliaro NOTE: I originally posted the following article at Res Ipsa Loquitor on March 4, 2012. I decided to repost it at Flowers for Socrates after reading Mike Spindell’s article Proof Most “Right to Life” People Are Liars. In … Continue reading

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“SCROTUS”: A Song by Roy Zimmerman

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro I want to thank OroLee for posting the following Roy Zimmerman video in the comments on my column titled Pro-Life Nurse-Midwife Sues Tampa Family Health Centers for Not Hiring Her after She Said She Wouldn’t Prescribe … Continue reading

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Are Religious Discrimination Lawsuits the Religious Right’s “New Front” in the Birth Control War?

By Elaine Magliaro Earlier this week, I published a post about Sara Hellwege, the pro-life nurse-midwife who is suing Tampa Family Health Centers (TFHC). TFHC refused to hire Hellwege because she said that she would not prescribe hormonal contraceptives to … Continue reading

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Pro-Life Nurse-Midwife Sues Tampa Family Health Centers for Not Hiring Her after She Said She Wouldn’t Prescribe “Hormonal” Contraception

By Elaine Magliaro In an article that she wrote for Slate titled Pro-Life Nurse-Midwife Who Won’t Prescribe the Pill Sues Family Planning Center for Not Hiring Her, Andrea Marcotte poses the following question: Is “religious freedom” about being free to … Continue reading

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