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Philippines population control law gets judicial green light

Oliver M. Tuazon | 16 April 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: contraception, Philippines, population control
A so-called reproductive health law is “not unconstitutional” says the Supreme Court. But the new contraceptive era could easily become so.

Does having a conscience make a doctor unprofessional?

Sean Murphy | 27 February 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Canada, conscience, conscientious objection, contraception
An Ottawa woman created a social media storm after her doctor refused to prescribe contraceptives for her.

The economics of sex

Tamara Rajakariar | 26 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: contraception, economics, sexual behaviour

British contraceptive service admits an uncomfortable truth

Louise Kirk | 24 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: abortion, contraception, sex education

The pursuit of feminine excellence

Angela Miceli | 06 December 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: contraception, feminism, motherhood, women's careers
Loving motherhood does not exclude professional success.

“Godly Seed”

D.G. Hart | 27 June 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Anthony Comstock, contraception, Margaret Sanger, Protestantism
After mainstream Protestant churches embraced the sexual revolution of the 1970s, they entered a demographic decline.

HHS ‘compromise’: “80 pages of nothing new”

Sheila Liaugminas | 11 February 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: abortifacents, Affordable Care Act, conscience protection, contraception, HHS mandate, religious freedom
The basic mandate that employers with religious objections to the HHS contraceptive coverage still have to comply or pay punitive fines still stands. The latest fig leaf changes little, but it took a few days to wade through the dense and convoluted legalese the government issued to essentially say ‘we’re not willing to budge, more than an inch.’

Water, Food, Shelter, Condoms – All are Human Rights says UN

Marcus Roberts | 15 November 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: aid, contraception, UN
The UN has decreed that contraception is a universal human right.

Women Speak For Themselves - the faces

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 September 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: contraception, Women Speak for Themselves
American women are speaking up in increasing numbers for freedom of conscience in healthcare .

Catholic women and that other contraceptive mandate

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 September 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Catholic Church, contraception, natural family planning
Why do so many church-going women reject Catholic teaching on family planning? At last someone has asked them.

Letter From Nigeria

Marcus Roberts | 03 September 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: contraception, Melinda Gates, Nigeria, population control
A letter to the editor in Nigeria concerning population, birth control and Western condescension.

Who speaks for women?

Sheila Liaugminas | 21 August 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: birth control, contraception, Helen Alvare, HHS mandate, We Are Women, Women Speak for Themselves
Now that’s become a very interesting question.

Be fruitful and multiply and have 1.7 kids ... and a dog?

Allan Carlson | 17 August 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: contraception, Evangelical Christians, Protestantism
Luther regarded contraception as among the most wicked of sins. So why had nearly all Protestant denominations embraced the practice by the 1970s?

And in this Corner…

Marcus Roberts | 15 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: contraception, Manny Pacquiao, Philippines, population growth
The Philippines is locked in a battle about contraception and a heavyweight has joined the debate.

IUDs: the final solution for teen pregnancy?

Mariette Ulrich | 10 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: contraception, teenage pregnancy
Teenage pregnancy rates have declined by 40 per cent since 1990. Abstinence and the pill are both claimed to have played a role. But for those who use neither, certain experts propose a solution that takes the decision out of their hands. Doesn't this show more clearly than ever before the disregard for human dignity in the contraceptive approach?

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