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"White House Leading Attack on Religious Liberty!"

July 21, 2012 by toritto1942

Ave Maria University campus


"White House Leading Attack on Religious Liberty" was the title of an article by Jim Towey, President of Ave Maria University, a Catholic liberal arts college located just south of Immokalee, Florida. The article appeared in the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times) last Saturday.

A bit of information is in order.    Read more

No feminine mystique here: Women’s health care problems glaringly clear [The Pump Handle]

July 20, 2012 by ScienceBlogs

by Kim Krisberg

Legislative attacks on women’s health care are so commonplace these days that they make proposals that don’t include a state-mandated vaginal probe seem moderate.

In fact, so many legislators are introducing proposals under the guise of protecting women’s health (2011 marked a record number of reproductive health restrictions), that it was pretty refreshing to read how the Affordable Care Act will actually protect women’s health. Like, for real.    Read more

No, Virginia, cancer care in Europe doesn't suck, contrary to what a recent paper implies [Respectful Insolence]

April 24, 2012 by ScienceBlogs

The U.S. is widely known to have the highest health care expenditures per capita in the world, and not just by a little, but by a lot. I'm not going to go into the reasons for this so much, other than to point out that how to rein in these costs has long been the proverbial political hot potato. Any attempt to limit spending or apply evidence-based guidelines to care runs into a buzz saw of criticism.    Read more

GOP Boxes itself in on Obama Contraception Compromise

February 12, 2012 by Code Blue Politics

2/12/12 The Catholic Health Association, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and Catholic Charities USA all support President Obama’s compromise on requiring contraception coverage. Yet Republicans appear hell-bent on opposing Obama’s plan to ensure that women receive health care coverage for contraception. Buoyed by the U.S.    Read more

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