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The Days Add Up and So Do the Questions

Eight Nine Ten days ago, I promised readers “a full update when I finish reading” the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’s dismissal of Tamesha Means’s case against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and three individuals, the Catholic

Posted in Case Update, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Rights

Very Quick Case Mini-Update

Of the topics I have previously discussed, readers seemed most interested in (or shocked/angered by) the issue of hospitals apparently failing to provide women–particularly pregnant women–with adequate care or informed consent, based on the religious affiliation of the hospital. I

Posted in Case Update, Links and Media, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Rights

A Law Unto Themselves: Religious Rights of Organizations and Women’s Health

To permit this would be to make the professed doctrines of religious belief superior to the law of the land, and in effect to permit every citizen to become a law unto himself. Justice Scalia’s opinion in Employment Div. v.

Posted in Legal Analysis, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Rights

A Conflict of Rights

  Imagine going to a hospital. The staff discover that you have, or are at risk of, a life-threatening condition, but they don’t treat you or tell you. They send you home. In Expanding Conscience, Shrinking Care: The Crisis in

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