Police Found Guilty of Using Victim as "Rape Bait"
A Toronto Court awarded $149,000 to a female victim, know only as "Jane Doe", who claimed that the Toronto police were negligent in failing to warn women that there was a serial rapist living in their neighborhood. "Doe" and several other women accused police officials of using them as "rape bait" in order to catch Paul Callow, who was caught in 1986 following the rape of 20 women, including "Jane Doe."
"They adopted the policy not to warn her because of a stereotypical discriminatory belief that, as a woman, she and others like her would become hysterical and panic and scare off the attacker," commented Toronto Justice Jean MacFarland.
11/20/2014 Federal Appeals Court Rejects Priests for Life Challenge to Birth Control Coverage Rule - In a victory for women's health, a unanimous panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Friday rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive coverage benefit brought by Priests for Life, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington and other religiously affiliated non-profit organizations.
Judge Nina Pillard, a former law professor who was nominated to the DC Circuit by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in December, wrote the opinion for the Court, which found that the ACA birth control benefit did not substantially burden or violate non-profits' religious freedom.
Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies must cover the full cost of all FDA-approved contraceptives - including the pill, IUDs, and emergency contraception - without requiring co-pays or cost-sharing. . . .