U.S. Not Alone In Balancing Reproductive Rights With Religious Freedom
GlobalPost: With birth control, U.S. not alone grappling with reproductive rights and religious freedom
“…[T]he U.S. is not alone in attempting to strike a balance between offering reproductive health care services and respecting religious organization’s rights. In recent months, Ireland, Argentina, and Israel — three countries with deep-seated religious ties — all have tried to better navigate this thorny space as well. The United Nations has declared access to contraception a ‘human right’ but religion and reproductive health remain a contentious issue across the globe, where an estimated 200 million women worldwide do not have access to birth control…” (Brigida, 3/5).