Browsing All posts tagged under »anti-birth control«

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

September 26, 2012


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, […]

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

September 24, 2012


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 […]

Scott Brown Attempts to Mislead Voters with “Pro-Choice” Claim

September 14, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice America, September 14, 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America sets the record straight on senator’s choice history Washington, DC – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, vowed today that her organization will not let stand Scott Brown’s assertion that he is pro-choice. “Scott Brown’s support for women’s reproductive health is inconsistent at best,” Keenan […]

Anti-Choice Missouri Lawmakers Override Health-Care Coverage for Women

September 13, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice America, September 13, 2012 Extreme anti-choice state lawmakers are at it again! Last night, the Missouri legislature overrode Gov. Jay Nixon’s (D-Mo.) veto of a far-reaching anti-choice bill that will now go into effect. This law will allow bosses to refuse to cover birth control, abortion, and other health-care services in their insurance […]

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

August 28, 2012


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 & […]

Paul Ryan’s Deep Anti-Choice Roots

August 27, 2012


The Progressive, August 27, 2012 by Ruth Conniff Paul Ryan’s views are just as extreme as Todd Akin’s. Before he became famous for his budget plan, Ryan began his political career as a creature of Wisconsin’s pro-life movement. When he first ran for Congress from Janesville, Wisconsin, in 1998, Paul Ryan sought the endorsement of […]

The ‘War On Women’ Is Sexist Fiction

August 24, 2012


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


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


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


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, […]

The “Fortnight” is not right for women

June 18, 2012


NARAL Pro-Choice America, June 18, 2012 The men featured at the all-male panel attacking birth control are back. Starting Thursday for two weeks, the anti-choice United States Conference on Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is organizing nationwide rallies as part of its “Fortnight for Freedom.”1 An event with a name like that makes me think of a […]

Political Attacks on Planned Parenthood Are a Threat to Women’s Health

June 1, 2012


Scientific America, June 1, 2012 Almost 100 years ago Margaret Sanger opened a tiny birth-control clinic in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Poor Yiddish- and Italian-speaking women, overwhelmed by large families that they could not support, would come for advice about how to avoid pregnancy and the dangers of horrific, sometimes life-threatening, self-administered abortions. […]

California Bill Would Allow Nurses To Prescribe Birth Control Pills

May 31, 2012


CBS Los Angeles, May 31, 2012 CULVER CITY (CBS/AP) — California women would no longer have to make an appointment with a doctor to get birth control pills under a bill approved by the state Assembly. Lawmakers on Thursday approved AB-2348, which would allow registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives to give out and administer hormonal […]

Analysis: Catholic bishops divided in legal battle against Obama birth control mandate

May 23, 2012


Washington Post, May 23, 2012 by David Gibson NEW YORK — The wave of lawsuits filed this week by more than 40 Catholic groups against the Obama administration’s birth control mandate was meant as a demonstration of church unity and influence in the face of what some bishops see as a grave threat to the […]

Anti-science and anti-contraception

May 22, 2012


CNN, May 22, 2012 by Laura Sessions Stepp Women hold signs in a protest against presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s stance on women’s health care. Editor’s note: Laura Sessions Stepp is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, formerly with The Washington Post, who specializes in the coverage of young people. She has written two books: “Unhooked: […]