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12 More Lawsuits Attack Contraceptive Coverage; Still No Good Case

May 25, 2012

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Ms. Magazine Blog, May 25, 2012 by Sarah Lipton-Lubet Every few weeks, opponents of birth control manage to garner some media attention by objecting–again–to the federal contraceptive coverage rule [as mandatedby the Affordable Care Act], which ensures that millions of women will have affordable insurance coverage for contraception without extra out-of-pocket costs. But time after […]

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

May 23, 2012

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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 […]

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 […]

New Hampshire House Conservatives Sneak Anti-Contraception Provision Into Unrelated Senate Bill

May 17, 2012

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Addicting Info, May 17, 2012 by Stephen D. Foster Jr. New Hampshire House Republicans are trying to sneak a provision into a totally unrelated Senate bill, that allows employers to deny women contraception if they have religious objections. “The House voted 205-134 Tuesday to add a provision to an unrelated Senate bill to add the […]

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 […]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Signs Legislation Permitting Employers to Interrogate Female Employees About Contraception Use

May 12, 2012

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The Raw Story, May 12, 2012 by ABL A month or so ago, I wrote about a bill in Arizona (HB 2625) that would permit employers to opt-out of the so-called birth control mandate and interrogate their female employees about their sexual practices, all in the name of “religious freedom”: You see, if a female […]

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 […]

More Teenagers Use ‘Highly Effective Contraception’

May 3, 2012

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New York Times, May 3, 2012 by KJ DELL’ANTONIA Teen pregnancy rates are at a 30-year-low (and births to teenage mothers are down as well, to 34.3 births per 1,000 girls 15 to 19 years old in 2010, the lowest rate since the government began keeping track in 1940). Today, the Centers for Disease Control […]

Why Religious People Should Support the Rights of Women in Reproductive Decisions

May 3, 2012

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Huffington Post, May 3, 2012 by Harry Knox Lately, headlines have been full of reports of religious condemnation of abortion and birth control. As a person of deep faith, I believe the opposite: I believe that — as a matter of social justice — religious people should support the rights of women to make decisions […]

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 […]

Minnesota Senator Who Sponsored Vetoed Anti-Abortion Pill Bill Calls Viagra A ‘Drug For Life’

May 1, 2012

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Think Progress, May 1, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has vetoed an anti-abortion bill that would have required a doctor to be present for a woman to take the abortion-inducing drug RU-486, effectively banning “tele-med” abortions and disproportionately affecting women in rural communities. Dayton wrote in his veto letter that […]

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 […]

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 […]