How Conscientious Objection Laws Create Backdoor Abortion Bans in Europe
In recent years, some European countries have introduced “conscientious objection” clauses allowing medical institutions to summarily opt out of performing abortion or providing contraception. The move coincides with a mobilization of the Catholic Church and an American conservative Christian law firm. But many medical providers and patients are decrying the situation for undermining access to abortion in places where the procedure is perfectly legal.
Nada Bakri on Dealing With Losing Her Husband and Father
My son, it turned out, was also playing a game with death. If he pretended that no pet was dying, then maybe the irreversible could be reversed and his father could be alive again. He finally admitted it when the last two animals standing were given up for adoption. Disheartened, we declared a truce with death.
A New Saudi Show Challenges ‘Halal’ Sex Rings
The provocative plot of the newly released show “Dahaya Halal” (Halal Victims) — an allusion to the operation’s apparent compliance with religious law, since none of the victims was committing adultery or fornication — has stirred drama, with people from across the Arab world going as far as calling for it to be pulled off the air. It was already taken off when it first began airing in 2020, but it returned this month.
Water War Brings Iran Into Conflict With the Taliban
While drought has been a problem in Afghanistan and Iran for a long time, it has worsened over recent years. The Taliban claim that water levels are too low due to climate change, and that even if they open Kajaki dam, nothing will reach Iran.
Foreign Aid Was Supposed To Help Nations In Need. It Has Instead Enriched Western Contractors
USAID and the U.S. private sector have grown together since the agency’s founding, integrating a profit motive in much of USAID’s programming that sustains its longevity. USAID’s reliance on Western contractors has cemented the private sector’s control over development, rendering it almost indistinguishable from the government agency that it serves.