Helen M. Alvaré

Helen M. Alvaré is a law professor at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, where she teaches and writes in the areas of family law, and law and religion. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey, and Chair of the Task Force on Conscience Protection, as well as a Consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Laity. Previously, she was the voice of the U.S. Catholic bishops on matters concerning respect for life, and a litigation associate at a Philadelphia law firm. She is married with three children.

Why happily married women need to talk about sex
6 Apr 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Marriage, marriage, parenthood, sexuality
Younger women are hearing about it all the time, but they are not hearing much sense.

‘Emergency contraception’ can cause abortions, Big Pharma admits
27 Jan 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortifacients, emergency contraception
... and the US government too, though a Trump appointee was attacked for saying so.

Should government talk more about the risks of hormonal contraception?
23 Nov 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: depression, health policy, hormonal contraceptives
Depression, blood clots, disease and other harms take a back-seat to birth control.

Women’s leverage in the mating market
5 Aug 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: dating, evolutionary psychology, marriage redefinition
Science confirms: women set the rules for dating, sex and marriage.

Plastic sexuality: a modern sociologist on the effect of contraception
30 Jun 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: contraception, sexuality
Anthony Giddens saw a profound change in the meaning of sex.

Is “infertility default” really the preferred option?
24 Mar 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: LARC, minorities, sterilisation
Long-acting contraception targets the poor and minorities

No, all women do not support the contraceptive mandate
12 Aug 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraceptive mandate, Obama administration
The Obama administration thinks that women care more about free contraceptives than freedom of religion.

Children made me
30 Aug 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, Catholic faith, Women Speak for Themselves
A Catholic academic and feminist tells how she discovered the meaning of marriage and the joy of self-giving.

Jon minus Kate plus insane divorce laws
30 Nov 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: divorce, media
Kate has 'grown out of' Jon and there is nothing to stop them bringing misery on their eight minor children.

International Women’s Day: Recovering a sense of women’s dignity
7 Mar 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: human dignity
In the name of freedom women have connived in reducing their sex to a consumer object. It is time to look for a new path to liberation.

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