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The Slippery Slope of “Religious” Freedom versus Human Rights

Tweet News of the result of the Burnwell v Hobby Lobby Stores case reached my ears at the worst possible moment, surrounded by staunch Republicans in the great state of South Carolina. I spent the week at home deflecting backhanded comments about those damn liberals and their slow and steady destruction of the America we know and [...]
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Takeaway from Hobby Lobby Case? Make Birth Control Available Over the Counter

TweetThe Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case perfectly illustrates the conundrums we run into in a state-run society. When it comes to contraceptives, we need to get government and employers out of it — birth control should be available over the counter. The essence of the state is such that it uses force to uphold laws. Under a system [...]
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Five cold hard facts about Hobby Lobby

Tweet“It bears noting that the cost of an IUD is nearly equivalent to a month’s full-time pay for workers on the minimum wage.” —GINSBURG, dissenting. There’s no court like the highest court in the land to toy with our emotions. Not since the SCOTUS’s evisceration of DOMA in Windsor have the likes of Facebook, Twitter, [...]
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Mexican Social Development Secretary’s racist soundbite scolding indigenous women for reproductive choices has a long history

TweetThis month, the head of Mexico’s anti-poverty program celebrated the opening of a community kitchen by telling indigenous women that they would be penalized for having children. Justifiably, these statements provoked outrage. But unfortunately, they are nothing new. Mexico has a long history of problematic population policies, often supported by the United States. And today, [...]
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The birth control coverage mandate: our work isn’t done

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. A few years ago, I went to the doctor about a pain in my leg that was so intense it would wake me in the middle of the night. Tests revealed that it was a blood clot, and with no other risk factors my doctor determined it was caused [...]
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