Weekend Reading: know your rights; Zika; women betraying women

Gerard Nadal, M.D.: A doctor takes on the betrayal by the Supreme Court’s women – of other women (gerardnadal.com) “As chemical abortions take deeper root, and as hospitals increasingly absorb the lucrative business from the closing of local clinics, the issue of the Texas law will shrink in importance; but the abandonment of women by all… Read More Weekend Reading: know your rights; Zika; women betraying women

Alito: “those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern”

In declining to hear a case about conscience rights, a decision coinciding with Fortnight for Freedom, the U. S. Supreme Court just underscored the vulnerability of professionals who refuse in the course of their work to participate in ending human life. The case involved pharmacists in Washington state who challenged a rule by the Washington Board… Read More Alito: “those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern”

Deal with it: life after the Court’s latest misstep

I have a constitutional right to substandard care, as long as abortion’s involved. At least that’s what U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer and four of his colleagues think. All women, pro-choice and pro-life alike, have reason to choke on that. In Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Court tossed out hospital admitting requirements for abortion… Read More Deal with it: life after the Court’s latest misstep

“Game-changer”: Supreme Court helps the Little Sisters, though mandate stands

For now, the Little Sisters of the Poor and the numerous other faith-based agencies fighting the HHS contraceptive mandate will NOT be subject to federal penalties for refusing to be a party (via employer-provided health insurance) to provision of goods and services that violate their faith. A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision today made that… Read More “Game-changer”: Supreme Court helps the Little Sisters, though mandate stands

Supreme Court, minus Scalia, takes on religious liberty

If I could see the Supreme Court Justices today for one minute, all I’d say to them is this: leave the nuns alone, already. The president’s not listening. Maybe the court will. The fuss over Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate may have been off the front pages for awhile, but the Little Sisters of the Poor are… Read More Supreme Court, minus Scalia, takes on religious liberty