International Efforts to Mitigate the effects of Trump’s Expanded Mexico City Policy
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Just a quick update on Trump’s expanded Mexico City Policy AKA the “global gag rule”, which we previously addressed.  The Netherlands are leading an effort to implement a fund which would replace funding stripped from organizations under the expanded U.S. … Continue reading

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Not Business As Usual: President Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy with a substantive addition
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On January 23, 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump reinstated Reagan’s so-called Mexico City Policy, also known as the “global gag rule.”  In the process, he also added text that makes a substantive change going farther than any U.S. national-level anti-abortion … Continue reading

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A Shift in the Anti-Abortion Movement: Are feminist woman-centered values gaining ground?
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In April, the IJFAB Blog editor provided some information on pro-life feminism in an entry called “Pro-Life Feminism: A Catholic feminist philosopher considers the consequences of punishing women for seeking abortions” mentioning both Sidney Callahan’s famous essay on the subject and … Continue reading

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Midwifery as feminist endeavor: a particular blog entry and a blog recommendation
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Over at Feminist Midwife, the eponymous author writes about the nature of midwifery and why they see it as inherently feminist. In 2014, they also addressed the well-known (by bioethicists) issues with whether informed consent really takes place or whether, … Continue reading

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The Brave Response to Anti-Abortion Legislation
Katherine McHugh

In the wake of the anti-abortion legislation we’ve seen from Utah, Indiana, Florida, Texas, and multiple other states, people across the country are forced once again to examine their beliefs around the legality and morality of the issue, especially in … Continue reading

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On The Costs of Simplistic Thinking: Reproductive Health Clinics Aren’t Just For Abortions
Alison Reiheld

The purpose of this post is not to argue against anti-abortion protesters. It is to narrowly and briefly explore what the harms done by principled, committed anti-abortion protesters when they assume that Reproductive Health Clinics, and procedures they perform, are … Continue reading

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A Few Things Left to Do

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The Influence of the Catholic Church on Public Argentinean Universities After Pope Francis

Guest Post by Julieta Arosteguy (FLACSO) In August of last year, after teaching my first and only bioethics class of the semester, I was fired from my teaching position at the National University of San Martín (Argentina). I was told by the … Continue reading

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Senator Warren on GOP Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood

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Misdirected Anger at Planned Parenthood Video:
Don’t Stigmatize Women Who Donate Fetal Tissue

Guest post by Elizabeth Yuko (Fordham University) Yesterday, a group that calls itself the “Center for Medical Progress” released a video which shows a Planned Parenthood doctor discussing various aspects of the fetal tissue donation process. Filmed undercover and heavily edited, … Continue reading

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“Colorado’s Effort Against Teenage Pregnancies Is a Startling Success”

The birthrate among teenagers across the state plunged by 40 percent from 2009 to 2013, while their rate of abortions fell by 42 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. There was a similar decline in births … Continue reading

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Holding and Letting Go Reviewed at NDPR

IJFABster Hilde Lindemann’s recent book, Holding and Letting Go: The Social Practice of Personal Identities, has been reviewed in the series of Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, feely available online and by email subscription. An excerpt: In Lindeman’s words, the book is about the … Continue reading

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