Posts Tagged HIV

Obama administration rescinds Bush’s “conscience clause”

It looks like the days of the anti-choice pharmacist are over; now, they’re just plain ole pharmacists. The fantastic news slipped past our radar late last week:

After two years of struggling to balance the rights of patients against the beliefs of health-care workers, the Obama administration on Friday finally rescinded most of a federal regulation designed to protect those who refuse to provide care they find objectionable on moral or religious grounds.

The decision guts one of President George W. Bush’s most controversial legacies: a rule that was widely interpreted as shielding workers who refuse to participate in a range of medical services, such as providing birth control pills, caring for gay ...

It looks like the days of the anti-choice pharmacist are over; now, they’re just plain ole pharmacists. The fantastic news slipped past our radar late last week:

After two years of struggling to balance the rights ...

What We Missed

As noted in Chloe’s post, anti-choice New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is angry again because women don’t want to be breeding machines. Amanda and Jill call him out on it brilliantly.

Funny of the Day: A retweet of gay conservative pundit has folks saying Sarah Palin is a “friend of the gay community.” It’s funny cause it’s not true. (via)

A new HIV campaign launched by NYC is causing division between HIV/AIDS activists.

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As noted in Chloe’s post, anti-choice New York Times columnist Ross Douthat is angry again because women don’t want to be breeding machines. Amanda and Jill call him out on ...

Stand Strong with Youth on World AIDS Day

This is a guest post for World AIDS Day by Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Sarah Onyango, Regional Director for Africa and Dr. Linda Valencia, Guatemala Program Manager.

Just outside the sprawling city of Nairobi, Kenya, sits Kibera, one of the largest urban slums in Africa.  In Kibera, most families live in shacks with dirt floors and tin roofs, nearly all without electricity, running water or toilets.  Lack of access to basic sanitation and health care means that growing up in Kibera puts young people at increased risk of disease and infection.  HIV prevalence may be falling around the world, but the epidemic still rages in the slums and, according to the latest UNAIDS estimates, young people continue to account for ...

This is a guest post for World AIDS Day by Planned Parenthood’s Dr. Sarah Onyango, Regional Director for Africa and Dr. Linda Valencia, Guatemala Program Manager.

Just outside the sprawling city of Nairobi, Kenya, sits Kibera, one ...

The Pope’s recent gesture is not an about face on HIV prevention

This weekend, the Pope has drawn wide praise after comments he made in the recently released, Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times, that support condoms in some circumstances. But I agree with the Christian Science Monitor’s assertion; this is evolution, not revolution.

Let us first look at the context of both comments.

In March 2009, the Pope was on a plane ride to Yaounde, Cameroon during his first visit to Africa as Pope when he said, ”You can’t resolve it with the distribution of condoms,” the pope continued ”On the contrary, it increases the problem.” While he later followed up by saying that a moral attitude toward sex would help fight ...

This weekend, the Pope has drawn wide praise after comments he made in the recently released, Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times, that support condoms in some circumstances. ...

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