| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:56 PM
A society is at its worst when it leaves its most vulnerable citizens exposed so that its most powerful can hide from ugly realities. In the case of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' ruling to reject the Food and Drug Administration's...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:00 AM
John Garvey believes that "in a liberal democratic society, we must also respect the freedom of religion" when he advocates the Catholic church's position that it's right to mask the fact that some pro-life pregnancy resource centers will not provide...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Banker John Delaney knew that Maryland's ruling Democrats had someone else in mind to become the state's next 6th District congressman.
But the 48-year-old multimillionaire from Potomac jumped into the race anyway. And despite early missteps, Delaney's...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:55 PM
At a time when Roman Catholic bishops are waging political wars against contraception and same-sex marriage, one of the church's most hard-line generals was named Tuesday to head its historically important Baltimore archdiocese.
The Vatican appointed...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 12:41 PM
Every woman will experience menopause, some in the normal course of aging and some before. It can bring on a host of symptoms in addition to hot flashes. But there are things that women can do, from improving their diet and exercising to finding the right...
| Mar 21, 2012
Republicans have morality upside down. They're condemning gay marriage, abortion, access to contraception, and the wall separating church and state.
But the moral crisis in America isn't a breakdown in private morality. It's a breakdown in public...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:07 PM
Over the objections of Maryland women's rights groups, a state panel agreed Wednesday to lease land to a Roman Catholic hospital that does not generally perform abortions or provide birth control.
The proposed Holy Cross Hospital would be the first in...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
If you think Rick Santorum is a weird, pious wackadoo, try being a female walking around certain ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods in Israel with your ankles showing.
Mr. Santorum's near-victory in...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Rush Limbaugh's recent, despicable three-day attack against law student Sandra Fluke cast a spotlight on a national campaign by Republicans to turn back the clock on 50 years of progress on women's health issues. But his attacks were not the first attempt...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Concerned citizens from around northeastern Maryland will come together Friday in front of the Harford County Circuit Courthouse in Bel Air as part of a nationwide rally, Stand Up for Religious Freedom.
The movement, which will take place in more than...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 6:45 AM
This contraception mandate requires the provision of contraception. The next contraception mandate could require the use of contraception. At that point, our government would be engaging in eugenics.
Considering that contraception has been readily...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings' piece ("Why I demanded a voice for Sandra Fluke," March 21) resonated with me as a family physician in and a resident of Baltimore City. Every woman should have access to affordable contraception, regardless of where she works...