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Pointed Comments on the Blunt Amendment

Last week, the ability to control our fertility nearly careened over a cliff when the Blunt Amendment came up for a vote in the U.S. Senate. Sponsors of the Amendment were angered by the impending rule requiring insurers to provide contraception, sterilization, and other health services to women when their employers objected on religious grounds. [...]

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A Womb with A View – or Birth Control and Economic Security

Women’s advocates in Washington found their jaws hitting the floor last week when a Congressional oversight committee convened a panel of experts to discuss freedom of religion and women’s reproductive health care.  The panel consisted only of men.  Taking turns testifying were a Roman Catholic bishop, a Lutheran minister, a rabbi, a philosophy professor and an ethics professor.  [...]

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