So much good reading this week!
Ah, it’s a short week because of Thanksgiving, so there can’t be that much to talk about, right? Well… The relatively low amount of shit to report on was balanced out by how truly terrible a lot of it was. Sorry! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Continue reading This Week in Misogyny Stands With #Ferguson
It was only a matter of time.
It’s time for another round of “what has the Catholic Church ever done for Ireland?”
Content note: child abuse, child death, birth abuse, forced adoption.
The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar concluded in Galway last week with a verdict of medical misadventure. The day of the verdict would have been her 5th wedding anniversary. Continue reading “Horrendous, Barbaric, and Inhumane”: Savita’s Death Ruled Medical Misadventure
Details of one report into Savita Halappanavar’s death point to medical mistakes and legal issues.
“When people think they are fundamentally broken, it affects their freedom to choose.” -Mama Be Good
Late last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, backed by the Obama Administration, announced that all health insurance providers were required to include prescription birth control in their preventive health coverage. Kathleen Sebelius, who was still suffering major criticism for her December Plan B decision, decreed that all health insurance providers must give women access to preventive care services, as well as birth control, with the exception of houses of worship. As you can imagine, the decision has not been received easily. Continue reading Holy Matrimony: Catholic Institutions and The Fight For Birth Control Coverage