Warning: Contraceptive Drugs May Cause Political Headaches

New England Journal of Medicine 2012; 366:1361-1364, April 2012

Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1317

Posted: 1 Oct 2014

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R. Alta Charo

University of Wisconsin Law School

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

The Obama Administration's contraceptive mandate implicates issues of complicity that run through many aspects of civil society, whether it is the police officer told to protect an abortion clinic or the tax exemption granted even to misogynist, homophobic, anti-semitic and racist religious groups such as the Westboro Baptist Church. How should the contraceptive mandate be framed, as a public health measure or as a turf dispute over the public space?

Keywords: contraception, religion, employment insurance, abortion

JEL Classification: K32: Environmental, Health, and Safety Law

Suggested Citation

Charo, Robin Alta, Warning: Contraceptive Drugs May Cause Political Headaches (2012). New England Journal of Medicine 2012; 366:1361-1364, April 2012; Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1317. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2503578

Robin Alta Charo (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin Law School ( email )

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Madison, WI 53706
United States

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