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Study: Free Birth Control Slashes Abortion Rates

October 5, 2012

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Time, October 5, 2012 by Olivia B. Waxman What would happen if women at risk for unintended pregnancies received the birth control of their choice — especially the more effective kinds — at no cost? The national abortion rate would plummet, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine […]

Study shows women use contraception to control lives, complete education and achieve goals

September 26, 2012

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The Raw Story, September 26, 2012 by David Ferguson A recent study by the reproductive health and rights group the Guttmacher Institute confirms what many people have long known and suspected, that access to contraception helps women better care for themselves and their families, complete their education and achieve economic security and stability. The study, […]

Clinton, others announce contraception deal

September 26, 2012

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WTOP 103.5 FM, September 26, 2012 by RON DePASQUALE UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Prices for long-acting contraception will be halved for 27 million women in the developing world through a new partnership, former President Bill Clinton and other world leaders announced Wednesday. The deal will help avoid almost 30 million unwanted pregnancies and save an […]

They Are Coming for Your Birth Control: Anti-Choicers Discuss Making Birth Control Illegal

September 24, 2012

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RH Reality Check, September 24, 2012 by Robin Marty Note: Think that anti-choice politicians and activists aren’t trying to outlaw contraception?  Think again.  Follow along in an ongoing series that proves beyond a doubt that they really are coming for your birth control. We have seen a rise in attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, eliminate […]

Missouri lawmakers override veto of birth control bill

September 12, 2012

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, September 12, 2012 by David A. Lieb The Missouri measure was championed by the Missouri Catholic Conference, Missouri Right to Life and other religious and anti-abortion groups. JEFFERSON CITY, MO. (AP)— Missouri lawmakers enacted new religious exemptions from insurance coverage of birth control Wednesday, overriding a gubernatorial veto and delivering a political rebuke to an […]

Hobby Lobby sues government over healthcare mandate

September 12, 2012

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Reuters, September 12, 2012 by Steve Olafson Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts retailer founded by evangelical Christians, sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to stop a mandate under the federal healthcare reform law to provide drugs such as the morning-after pill to employees through their health insurance. The lawsuit, filed in District Court in the […]

We’re Not ‘The Entitlement Generation’

September 12, 2012

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Huffington Post, September 12, 2012 by Sandra Fluke Last weekend, Representative Walsh said he was “offended” by me, a “life-time student,” and that he wanted me to stop acting “entitled” and “get a job.” He explained that it wasn’t my fault because my generation has been raised this way and doesn’t know how to take care of […]

Wheaton College Birth Control Lawsuit Against Obama Administration Dismissed By Federal Judge

August 28, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 28, 2012 by Tyler Kingkade A federal judge dismissed Wheaton College’s lawsuit against the Obama administration, objecting over a mandate that requires employee health insurance plans to cover contraception. Wheaton, a Christian liberal art college in Illinois, filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C. in July objecting to a U.S. Health & […]

The ‘War On Women’ Is Sexist Fiction

August 24, 2012

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CBS Detroit, August 24, 2012 by Scott Paulson I always said I’d stay out of the debate on abortion because – though I have my personal and religious thoughts on the subject – I am a male and will obviously never be directly confronted with the decision as a woman. Yet, after reading the resurgence […]

Another Contraception Challenge, Another Misguided Argument

August 15, 2012

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ACLU Blog, August 15, 2012 by Brigitte Amiri As we’ve written before, history has a way of repeating itself. Private companies that are challenging the federal rule that requires employers to provide insurance coverage for contraception without a co-pay are also repeating their same, misguided argument that the rule violates their religious liberty. Yesterday the […]

University Of Notre Dame Students Petition Administration To Drop Birth Control Mandate Lawsuit Against Feds

August 1, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 1, 2012 by Tyler Kingkade At first, Kathryn Pogin was simply writing a personal letter to the Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., the president of the University of Notre Dame. It was a response to his announcement the school would sue the federal government over the requirement that health insurance plans, including those […]

Republicans Renew War on Women

August 1, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 1, 2012 by Senator Harry Reid Starting today, critical women’s preventive health services will be available to women, free of co-pays or deductibles — a hard-fought benefit for women in Nevada and across the country that is long overdue. Yet on the eve of the implementation of these historic benefits for women, […]

Abortion Back On The Front Burner For Congress

July 20, 2012

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NPR, July 20, 2012 by Julie Rovner On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee approved, on a party-line vote of 18-14, a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Congress frequently exerts control over the city and its governance, much to the chagrin of the district’s elected officials […]

Missouri Governor Vetoes Bill Permitting Employer To Deny Women Access To Birth Control

July 12, 2012

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Think Progress, July 12, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle Gov. Jay Nixon (D-MO) vetoed a bill that would have allowed employers or health insurance providers to stop offering coverage for contraception, abortion, or sterilization if doing so violated their religious or moral convictions. The governor’s decision sets up a potential conflict with the Republican-dominated legislature […]

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