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Reversing Roe v. Wade Won’t Help Republicans Overturning the landmark 1973 ruling, as seems more and more likely, might take away a powerful tool for energizing conservative voters — and it might motivate liberal ones. by Carol Sanger Originally Published in The New York Times, July 5, 2018 * * * * * Overturning Roe? […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, January 19th, 8:00 am SUBJECT: New Report Reveals Pregnant Women of Color More Likely to Receive Religiously Restricted Reproductive Health Care in Many US States Women of color are more likely to access Catholic hospitals, which prohibit doctors from providing contraceptives, sterilization, some treatments for ectopic pregnancy, abortion, and fertility services […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, December 15, 2017 Subject:  New Report Highlights Dangers of Religious Exemption Laws for LGBT Elders From: The Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP), Columbia Law School Contact: Liz Boylan | eboyla@law.columbia.edu | 212.854.0167 * * * * * [New York] The Movement Advancement Project (MAP), the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP) […]

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 […]

From Columbia Law Professor and Nation columnist Patricia Williams, cross posted from the June 25, 2012 issue of the Nation and Williams’ own blog, Madlawprofessor: Who owns our bodies? One of the weirder cases exploring this bioethical question involved South Carolinian John Wood, whose leg was amputated after an airplane crash in 2004. Wanting to […]

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 […]

The Health of Haitian Women


October 31st, 2011

Elizabeth Sepper is the 2010-2012 Center for Reproductive Rights fellow at Columbia Law School.  Her research focuses on health, medical ethics, and human rights.  Her current paper Whose Conscience Counts?, critiques the conventional account of morality in medicine, which limits conscience to doctors and nurses who refuse to deliver controversial treatments, such as end-of-life care, […]

Elizabeth Sepper is the 2010-2012 Center for Reproductive Rights fellow at Columbia Law School.  Her research focuses on health, medical ethics, and human rights.  Her current paper Whose Conscience Counts?, critiques the conventional account of morality in medicine, which limits conscience to doctors and nurses who refuse to deliver controversial treatments, such as end-of-life care, […]

Last Friday Heath and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued new regulations instructing states that they could “offer same-sex couples many of the same financial and asset protections available to opposite-sex couples when a partner is entering a nursing home or care facility.”  The new rules relate to states’ ability to place a lien on […]

For students of the legal regulation of sex/work, this forthcoming issue of the Journal of Law and Society looks great.

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