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Nine in 10 Americans say contraception is ‘morally acceptable’

May 22, 2012

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Washington Post, May 22, 2012 by Felicia Sonmez As the debate over the Obama administration’s contraception mandate heats up, a Gallup survey shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that birth control is “morally acceptable.” President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (Mark Wilson — Getty Images) The Gallup poll shows […]

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Allowing Pharmacists And Doctors To Deny Women Birth Control

May 17, 2012

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Addicting Info, May 17, 2012 by Stephen D. Foster Jr. A bill that allows pharmacists and doctors to deny women access to contraception has been signed into law by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. This new law is just one of many bills that the Republican governor has signed since he came into office. He has […]

US Bishops Reject Proposed ‘Compromise’ on HHS Contraception Mandate

May 16, 2012

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Christian Post, May 16, 2012 by Luiza Oleszczuk The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said Tuesday in a statement issued to the Health and Human Services (HHS) that prospective changes in the contraception mandate, offered by the Obama administration as a form of compromise after a massive backlash, are still “morally objectionable.” The mandate, […]

Missouri House Passes A Bill Allowing Medical Professionals To Deny Women’s Access To Contraception

May 16, 2012

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Think Progress, May 16, 2012 by Zachary Bernstein The Missouri House passed a “conscience bill” yesterday to allow health care workers to deny health care to women. Under the law, medical professionals cannot be fired or discriminated against for refusing to provide contraception or perform abortions if it conflicted with their personal views, while employers […]

Melinda Gates’ New Crusade: Investing Billions in Women’s Health

May 7, 2012

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The Daily Beast, May 7, 2012 by Michelle Goldberg She plans to use the Gates Foundation’s billions to revolutionize contraception worldwide. The Catholic right is pushing back. Is she ready for the political firestorm ahead? In the 12 years since Melinda Gates and her husband, Bill, created the Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic organization, […]

The Anti-Abortion Game of Life

May 5, 2012

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Ms. Blog, May 5, 2012 by Sofia Resnick To bring down the high chlamydia infections rate among Tennessee teenagers, an anti-abortion pregnancy center in Athens, Tenn., has proposed spending federal tax dollars on a life-sized version of the Game of Life. The “Teen Life Maze” is just one of the ideas put forth by a cluster […]

Kan. Senate passes abortion bill, sending it gov

May 2, 2012

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NECN.com, May 2, 2012 by AP TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill giving more legal protection to Kansas health care providers who refuse to participate in abortions was on its way Wednesday to Gov. Sam Brownback, despite concerns it would limit access to birth control and allow some professionals to block life-saving care. The Senate […]

Christian Conservatives vs. Sex: The Long War Over Reproductive Freedom

May 1, 2012

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AlterNet, May 1, 2012 by Rob Boston Americans today enjoy access to effective birth control. But it wasn’t always this way and religious conservatives are trying to turn back the clock. On Nov. 1, 1961, Estelle Griswold and Dr. Charles Lee Buxton did something radical: They opened a clinic in New Haven, Conn., to dispense […]

Texas Planned Parenthood Defunding Halted By Federal Judge

April 30, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 30, 2012 by Laura Bassett A federal court in Texas ruled to stop a new law on Monday that excluded Planned Parenthood from the Texas Women’s Health Program, which serves about 130,000 low-income women in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that the law was unconstitutional because it bars eight […]

Holding Birth Control Hostage

April 30, 2012

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Mother Jones, April 30, 2012 by Stephanie Mencimer Doctors still require women to submit to cancer screenings and pelvic exams to get birth control pills. Scientists say that shouldn’t happen. Recently, my doctor gave me an ultimatum: Come in for a pelvic exam, or I won’t refill your birth control pills. The problem arose after […]

Anti-abortion group vows ‘personhood’ fight

April 24, 2012

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NECN.com, April 24, 2012 by AP OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Anti-abortion activists urged House Republicans to bring a “personhood” bill to the floor for a vote and vowed on Tuesday to label any lawmaker who refuses to support the move as “pro-abortion.” A group of local religious leaders and other anti-abortion activists made the comments […]

Women’s rights rally set for Saturday

April 22, 2012

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Tulsa World, April 22, 2012 by Barbara Hoberock OKLAHOMA CITY – Critics of efforts to restrict reproductive rights will rally at the Capitol this month. The Unite Against the War on Women march and rally is set for Saturday as part of an effort expected to take place across the country. The state march begins […]

Employer contraceptive bill sent back to House for second look

April 14, 2012

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Verde Independent, April1 4, 2012 by Howard Fischer PHOENIX — State senators voted Thursday to resurrect a controversial measure over contraceptive funding, but only after its chief proponent promised to change it. As approved, HB 2625 would allow any employer citing a religious objection to refuse to include birth control in insurance coverage for workers. […]

No One Called Me a Slut

April 14, 2012

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New York Times, April 14, 2012 by Susan Heath TWO weeks ago, a bomb went off outside a Wisconsin abortion center. In recent years, several states have passed or tried to pass laws requiring women seeking legal, constitutionally protected procedures to first undergo medical examinations. A young woman has been called a slut after testifying […]

State Policy Trends: Abortion and Contraception in the Crosshairs

April 13, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 13, 2012 by Rachel Benson Gold and Elizabeth Nash In the first three months of 2012, legislators introduced 944 provisions related to reproductive health and rights in 45 of the 46 legislatures that have convened this year. Half of these provisions would restrict abortion access. So far, 75 abortion restrictions have […]