Nurse Who Won't Prescribe Birth Control Sues Clinic For Not Hiring Her

When Tampa, Florida nurse Sara Hellwege applied for a job at a local family planning clinic, she matter-of-factly informed her potential employers that she would not be prescribing any hormonal contraception. When the clinic didn't hire her because prescribing birth control was part of the job, she responded by suing.… » 7/21/14 2:40pm 7/21/14 2:40pm

Bishops Sued Over Catholic Hospitals' Policy Of Making Women Suffer

After badgering the government to write women's health care policy around its specific beliefs, the US Council of Catholic Bishops has finally gotten itself sued over the harm those beliefs cause when put into action. Behind the first-of-its-kind suit is the American Civil Liberties Union (you know, the one that… » 12/03/13 7:00pm 12/03/13 7:00pm

Meet the 'Inappropriate' Female Witness Barred From Speaking at the…

Yesterday in perhaps one of the most heartbreaking visual representations of how little conservative politicians care about women I've ever seen, California Republican Representative Darrell Issa assembled a panel of 5 men to testify before a Congressional committee about how having insurers pay for birth control for… » 2/17/12 5:15pm 2/17/12 5:15pm

14-Year-Old Girl's Bracelet Gets Her Kicked Out Of School

In the UK, a 14-year old girl has been tossed out of school for wearing a bracelet. Thing is, she's Sikh. And the bracelet, a Kara, is a part of her faith. Her school says the bangle stands in violation of their dress code, which prevents not only the wearing of jewelry, but also the wearing of any accessories that… » 11/07/07 5:30pm 11/07/07 5:30pm