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Cross-Posted on the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project Blog, and at Medium ______________________________________________ Press Release: March 29, 2017 From: Columbia Law School, The Public Rights Private Conscience Project Subject: Proposed New York State Health Regulation Contains Troubling Exemption: The Public Rights/Private Conscience Project Responds to a Proposal on Abortion Access Contact: Liz Boylan, eboyla@law.columbia.edu, 212.854.0167 ______________________________________________ A proposed New […]

And now for an exercise in absurdity: a nurse who refuses to prescribe contraception is suing a family planning clinic because it refused to hire her. It refused to hire her for a very simple reason, which probably seems obvious: It’s a family planning clinic, and she refused to perform family planning services. Rather than take that […]

More than 50 legal scholars today strongly urged President Obama to resist calls for an overly broad religious exemption in a proposed executive order prohibiting sexual orientation and/or gender identity discrimination by federal contractors. The effort is being spearheaded by Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, as part of its recently launched […]

The Supreme Court is supposed to be the final word on our legal questions, but apparently it reserves the right to change its mind at a moment’s notice. When the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores on Monday June 30th, holding that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act required the government […]

From Center for Gender & Sexuality Law Public Rights/Private Conscience Director Kara Loewentheil. What do tractors have to do with birth control? I’m glad you asked. To find out, let’s take a look at a fascinating exchange that occurred recently during oral argument in one of the cases challenging the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage […]

Katherine Franke talks to Wisconsin Public Radio for an hour about what we should take from the prominence of gay rights in President Obama’s inauguration speech.  Listen here.

Reposted from Columbia Law School’s press release: Carol Sanger Delivers Marks Lecture at University of Arizona’s Law School – Annual lecture Was Endowed by the Late Jack Marks ’35 and his Wife Selma Marks: Carol Sanger, the Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, spoke about abortion as a medical issue, a political issue, and a […]

Tanya L. Domi is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University who teaches about human rights in Eurasia and is a Harriman Institute affiliated faculty member. Prior to teaching at Columbia, Domi worked internationally for more than a decade on issues related to democratic transitional development, including political and media […]

Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, gave the BPAS 2012 Public Lecture at the Medical Society of London on the topic of “Abortion in the US: Popularity, Politics, and Practice” on March 7, 2012. Click below to listen to the podcast, cross posted from Abortion Review: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] […]

Check out the contribution Elizabeth Sepper and I made to the U.S. News and World Report “Room for Debate” discussion about:   Should Catholic and Other Religious Institutions Have to Cover Birth Control? Last month, President Obama announced his administration’s plan to require religious employers, like universities and hospitals, to cover contraceptives in employee health […]

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