Category Archives: Reproductive Rights

Silence = Death

As Donald Trump fights for his political life following new revelations about wholly inappropriate disclosure of classified materials and potential obstruction of justice, he has quietly issued new orders that will condemn thousands of women and children around the world … Continue reading

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The Growing Perils of Pauline’s Pregnancy

It’s not easy to be a mother these days. Despite all of the advances in gender equality, the rearing of children still remains by default “women’s work.” This is not to say that fathers are not increasingly involved in caring … Continue reading

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Cheaper by the Dozen

As a bioethicist, I appreciate the fact that the American public has become deeply engaged in a number of important health policy debates. For example, should local, state and national agencies forcibly quarantine travelers coming from countries affected by the … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Hobby Lobby

The news was chock-a-block with important health stories this week, including new evidence debunking the vaccine-autism myth and the revelation that researchers conducted a legal albeit ethically questionable study that manipulated the emotions of nearly 700,000 Facebook users. But I … Continue reading

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Meet the New Boss. Not the Same as the Old Boss.

Most pundits have been describing last week’s elections as a victory for the status quo, with President Obama being reelected and Democrats retaining control of the Senate despite the timid economic recovery and despite Super PACs spending nearly a billion … Continue reading

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The Silent War on Abortion

Over the past two weeks, the attention of the American public has been held captive by the political circuses known as the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  They couldn’t have been more different. What I found particularly fascinating was not … Continue reading

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A Cartoonist’s Take on Reproductive Rights

One of my favorite comic strips — Doonesbury — disappeared from many newspapers this week. This is because the story being presented in the venerable 41-year-old strip deals with a rather controversial and polarizing topic: abortion. As presented by cartoonist … Continue reading

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