Dispatches From The War On Women: Students Want Out Of Contraception Lawsuit

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The University of Notre Dame may have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the contraception mandate in Obamacare, but students, faculty, staff and alumni would rather the school focus on actually supporting students with families and other more social justice-inspired causes.

Personhood Colorado believes this is their year. After two previous attempts to ban abortion outright they are trying yet again to get their initiative declaring fetal cells as legal persons passed in November.

There is nobody more important in the anti-choice movement than Lila Rose. Just ask Lila Rose.

Canthryn Wellner pulls no punches in this piece on American Family Radio’s Bryan Fisher’s suggestion that bigots start an Underground Railroad to kidnap children from their same-sex parents.

Shame on Texas. Shame on us all.

Kristina Chew gives this look at the alarming statistics behind school suspensions and students with special needs.

Here’s why we all should care about Louisiana’s voucher program.

Just in time for the fall sporting season: is cheerleading a sport or not?

More thoughts on the ridiculousness that followed Gabby Douglas and her hair.

Some progressives have dismissed the Olympics as irrelevant. Here’s why they are wrong.

One benefit under the Affordable Care Act is a new program called the Pregnancy Assistance Fund which helps fund programs across the country that provide services for pregnant teens and young adults.

Believe it or not primaries are still underway. Both Michigan and Missouri chose their Republican Senate candidates and both are bad news for women and families.

EMILY’S List has this timeline on the war on women and, well. Sigh.

President Obama told a packed crowd in Denver his plans to protect women’s rights. Sandra Fluke introduced the president, reminding the crowd what’s at stake come November.

Elizabeth Banks goes to bat for Planned Parenthood.

Lastly, Hillary Clinton knows how to do a business trip.

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Gina H.
Gina H5 years ago

What will all of the bible humpers do without unwanted babies to pull in would-be adopters into their folds so they can adopt a baby? Friends (straight of course) of mine had to join a church in order to adopt their child. Then there's the money made on selling the babies by the fundies. What happens after birth and adoption sale doesn't really matter to them. Then there are all of the fundamentalist xtian and Islamic men looking for 12 year old virgins to marry and children to molest. So of course conservetard fundamentalists are against abortions, they're afraid they're running out of virgins to rape.

Shirley Townsend
Shirley T5 years ago

Notre Dame lawsuit is another example of wasting money on he wrong things and how out of touch they are. Maybe the students should ask for condoms to prevent to reduce the risk of spreading HIV/AIDS. (See the story: http://www.care2.com/causes/pope-says-its-ok-to-use-condoms-to-reduce-risk-of-hivaids-even-outside-of-marriage.html). Or of course all the medical reasons other than prevention of pregnancy for the use of birth control pills.

Leia P.
Leia P.5 years ago

these people are beyond insane

Elizabeth L.
Elizabeth L5 years ago

Interesting that Lila Rose states she would die for the cause. I would be more impressed if she stated a desire to be adopt any baby that would be born due to her efforts. Just another person who is pro-birth not pro-baby.

Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago

Thanks for the updates.

pam w.
pam w5 years ago

Shirley H. "What kind of society only cares about babies before they're born?"

Please understand...the majority of us do NOT feel this way! You're seeing the result of politically motivated SMOKESCREENS tossed up by Republicans to accomplish two objectives....one, to cover the fact that they have no viable plans to help our economy and two, they want to appeal to a few religious fundamentalists so they'll gain votes.

A N M.
anne M5 years ago

What's the point in all these attacks on contraception?

A N M.
anne M5 years ago

Why is it so important to force every fetus to be born regardless of circumstances? Apparently the US is under the misconception that there is a shortage of humans in this world, particularly a shortage of Americans. Oh well.............

pam w.
pam w5 years ago

Sandy S..."What right have those pediphile priests to run hospitals and tell US how to live?"

They DON'T have that right, of course....nor do Elaine A and her little shadows, Steve R and Michelle H and any of the bible pounders we see here at Care2. They babble about their sacred texts and hell fire and non-existent "babies" and have no concept of how odious that is.

Quite simply, they have no right to impose their religious beliefs on anyone other than themselves.

Laura M.
Laura T. M5 years ago

As they say You learned by your mistakes but it could be to late to turn back.