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A Bishop In The Exam Room: When Faith Dictates Health Care Instead Of Science
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, women's rights, hospital mergers, covered procedures, freedoms, women, healthcare )

- 123 days ago -
As hospitals throughout the country struggle with financial woes, many have begun to merge with Catholic systems in order to stay in business. This means a growing number of patients are winding up in institutions guided by religious doctrine
Give Women the Right to Control Their Own Bodies
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, women's rights, women's health, human rights, abortion, safety, injustice, inequality, protection, suicide prevention, health, ethics, humans )

- 328 days ago -
Women face life sentences for seeking out an abortion in Northern Ireland, forcing them to travel long distances which puts their health and safety at risk. Demand that Northern Ireland reconsider its strict ban on abortion.
Will Female Genital Mutilation End in Egypt in 15 Years?
Health & Wellness  (tags: Egypt, women's rights, GBV, Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, risks, women, Human Rights, tradition, culture, Amel Fahmy, HarassMap )

- 460 days ago -
The issue that has not been addressed yet in these programs is womenâEUR(TM)s sexual rights & freedoms. Fahmy considers FGM could be due to cultural, social or even religious beliefs, but it is still an issue of control. (NB Christians & Muslims practice FGM)
Abortion Funds Help Women With Travel Costs as Distance To Clinics Increases
Health & Wellness  (tags: abortion funds, women's rights, family, health, right to choose, clinic closings, government )

- 693 days ago -
Amid state abortion restrictions that have closed clinics and imposed mandatory delays before a woman can obtain the procedure, groups known as abortion funds are increasingly providing funding to women to cover travel costs, the New York Times reports.
Tell Pandora Radio: Stop Profiting From Ads That Mislead and Lie to Women ~ PLEASE SIGN
Health & Wellness  (tags: reproductive rights, women's rights, healthcare, health, medicine, safety, prevention, protection )

- 747 days ago -
Pandora radio, a popular and free streaming service with over 77 million listeners each month, is running ads that prey on pregnant women, and it needs to stop.
Tell Catholic Hospitals: Stop Putting Women At Risk - The Petition Site
Health & Wellness  (tags: Pregnant women, women's rights, abortio )

- 751 days ago -
Tameka was only 18 weeks pregnant, but her water had broken already. Tameka was bleeding uncontrollably and running a high fever. She needed an abortion. But doctors refused to give her one because the facility was Catholic.
Please Sign: Congress, Make Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners a Crime
Health & Wellness  (tags: pregnancy, pregnant prisoners shackled, health and human rights, women's rights, safety, unborn and newborn health, family, children, abuse of state laws, Department of Correction failure to prot )

- 767 days ago -
The thought of shackling a woman during labor or delivery is so horrific, one would expect only the most uncivilized places to allow it. But currently those places include most of the US states. States that do have laws banning it often don't enforce them
Samantha Power to Be a Leading Advocate for Women's Health and Rights ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, health, safety, Samantha Power, world, women's rights, human rights )

- 768 days ago -
Join us in calling on the US Ambassador to the United Nations to encourage all world leaders to support a woman's right to make her own decisions about her own body.
Condemn Racist Abortion Law
Health & Wellness  (tags: Free abortion, Human Rights, Women's Rights )

- 931 days ago -
Target: South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard. Goal: Repeal racist restriction on sex-selective abortions. Recently, South Dakota lawmakers unabashedly introduced and passed a bill that they acknowledge is based on a racial stereotype of Asian immigrants
Did California Prisons Illegally Sterilize Women Inmates?
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, women, women's rights, society, protection )

- 1204 days ago -
Critics are calling it a massive violation of women's rights
Women Describe Circumstances That Led to Abortion
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, abortion, women, children, family, women's rights, prevention, safety, risks )

- 1463 days ago -
They say they were using birth control, but it failed. One woman would have had the baby but the man she was in a relationship with didn't want her to. Another was having an affair with a married man and viewed a pregnancy as unthinkable. A third woman's
The Real Abortion Tragedy
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, women, abortion, women's rights, cancer, anti-abortion law, protection, death )

- 1507 days ago -
In the Dominican Republic last month, a pregnant teenager suffering from leukemia had her chemotherapy delayed, because doctors feared that the treatment could terminate her pregnancy and therefore violate the nation's strict anti-abortion law.
GROUNDBREAKING NEWS: US Medical Panel Recommends No-Cost Birth Control
Health & Wellness  (tags: women's rights, women's reproductive choices, birth control, health insurance plans, birth control methods, well-woman programs, common sense, national health policy, population control, empowering women, getting religion out of medical insuranc )

- 1924 days ago -
The study -- released a day early due to an embargo break -- actually calls for eight additional services for women to be added to the list of preventive care patients should be offered with no cost-sharing. Thank you, President Obama!

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