Posts Tagged ‘Rape’

Unjust: the Rape Exception

January 22, 2015, was supposed to be a historic day. As many already know, this was the day for the annual March for Life that annually attracts hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers to the Washington, DC area give voice to the voiceless unborn. It was also supposed to be the day when the US House of Representatives voted on the historic Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR 36). Unfortunately, the House leadership unexpectedly...

False Promises for India’s Women

Since the brutal gang rape in Dehli in 2012, India’s rape laws have tightened significantly. While this is obviously a necessary and positive development, India is now also seeing a newer troubling phenomenon. An article in the WSJ reports that as a “desperate last resort,” women who find themselves pregnant out of wedlock and abandoned by the baby’s father are filing rape complaints against their former partners.

“No one keeps a tally, but...

Take Home Lessons from the Furor over Plan B

In January, Cardinal Joachim Meissner of Germany issued a statement in support of administering contraceptives to victims of rape...

The State of the Science: Why Catholic Hospitals Should Not Dispense Plan B

The mechanism of action of levonorgestrel emergency contraception (hereafter as LNG EC), sold as Plan B, given to prevent pregnancy after an act of intercourse (or rape) is a politically charged...

Plan B’s Main Mechanism of Action: The Case for a Post-Fertilization Effect

There is much confusion surrounding how Plan B Emergency Contraception actually works. Plan B...

Not All Morning-After Pills Are Abortifacients: The Scientific Evidence

The decision by the Catholic bishops of Germany to approve the use of morning-after pills (MAP) for victims of rape who present themselves...

When in Doubt, Choose Life

It seems the infamous issue of emergency contraception (hereafter as EC) and rape victims is back in the news...

All the News That Fits

I was enjoying a cup of coffee at my favorite breakfast nook while scanning the New York Times. And what did my wondering eyes see appear, but a most unlikely opinion piece...