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The Catholic Playbook on Contraception, Circa 1950…and The Doctor’s Role In It.

A Little Sister & Friend Mike Magee Who knew – The Little Sisters of the Poor’s new best friend would be Donald Trump? Catholic institutions were first in line to challenge the ACA, followed by a motley crew of Obama haters who persisted for two terms before being exposed as having no legitimate health policy […]

Is It Time To Close The Bedroom Door On Catholic Bishops?

Mike Magee If you are interested in the intersection of religion and medical science, March 26, 2014, is a fascinating day indeed. Today, the Supreme Court Justices (including six Catholics, three Jews and no Protestants or Muslims) are considering a case brought by two business corporations. They state that they are running their businesses based […]

Plan B: Context and Facts

Mike Magee This week the Obama administration gave the green light to unrestricted availability and sales of the morning-after contraceptive pill, Plan B. In the recent past U.S. District Judge Edward R. Korman had called the administration’s age restrictions “politically motivated” and “scientifically unjustified”. Without signaling a change in their opinion, the administration declined to […]

Giving Women The Power To Save Their Lives

Mike Magee Apparently Melinda Gates has had just about enough. Recently she stated, ““Somewhere along the way we got confused by our own conversation and we stopped trying to save these lives.”(1) Was she referring to some new radical idea or great scientific conundrum? Not at all. She was referring to contraception and the availability […]

Insurance Coverage For Birth Control – Time For Catholic Women and Their Doctors To Correct My Father’s Sins.

Mike Magee As one of 12 children created by Catholic parents – a physician father and a teacher mother – I found it remarkably odd (bizarre even) that they would leave us with a baby sitter on  Wednesday night to go out to give a lecture to Catholic couples on the value of the “Rhythm […]

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