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Hobby Lobby's Retirement Plan Invests in Contraception Makers

Hobby Lobby has fought all the way to the Supreme Court over whether the government can compel a "religious corporation" to cover employees' birth control. But it seems that as of December 2012, when the company originally filed suit, the company wasn't so picky about its retirement plan, which invests in contraception makers. Read more...

The Supreme Court ruled today that men convicted of "minor" domestic violence crimes can be barred f

The Supreme Court ruled today that men convicted of "minor" domestic violence crimes can be barred from owning or possessing guns. This is kind of bare minimum stuff, but after yesterday's birth control bloodbath, we'll take what we can get. Read more...

Senator Wants Women to Take Pregnancy Tests Before Drinking at Bars

A state senator in Alaska who wants women to take pregnancy tests before drinking in bars also decried birth control as something only taken by irresponsible people. Read more...

Supreme Court Prepares to Fuck Up This Birth Control Thing

Whelp, it was good while it lasted. Analysts following what's become known as the "Hobby Lobby case" predict that, following oral arguments before the Supreme Court today, it seems likely that the five conservative men on the nation's...Show More Summary

Hobby Lobby Hits the Supreme Court Tuesday, Could Ruin Everything

Hobby Lobby's fight against birth control coverage could be the ruination of everyone. The Oklahoma City-based family-owned chain has taken their religious right to withhold contraception coverage from their female employees all the way to the Supreme Court, who will hear their lawyers arguments on Tuesday. Show More Summary

"Plan GOP" Is the Only Right Wing-Approved Birth Control Option

Tired of constantly having your birth control options yanked away by stuffy right-wingers? (The pill? Too whorey! Condoms? The devil made those! Plan B? HAHAHAHA You're joking right?) Well, now there's finally a family planning option that won't get Republican knickers in a twist. Read more...

Samantha Bee Gets a Federally Funded Penis Pump Stuck to her Face

One of the most repeated shouting points against Obamacare's birth control mandate comes from politicians on the right who claim that "their" tax dollars shouldn't go to support "sexual choices" of women who use whore pills. Meanwhile,...Show More Summary

Birth Control Doesn't Encourage Risky Sex -- Someone Tell the GOP!

According to new study that surveyed nearly 8,000 women and teenage girls, no-cost access to birth control doesn't encourage women to engage in risky or "promiscuous" sexual behavior. Another related study conducted the same week (by...Show More Summary

The Rate of Home Births Continues to Rise

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The amount of home births in America increased in 2012, as more and more women choose to take control over their deliveries. Read more...

Birth Control Has Positive Side Effects Too (Like SEX)

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Drugs: they're amazing and terrible, all at once. But when you're talking about different birth control medications, they're mostly just written about like they're terrible. Read more...

Ricki Lake's New Documentary Will Try to Scare You Off Whore Pills

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Ricki Lake, who scared many women into home births with 2008’s The Business of Being Born, is at it again. This time she’s targeting birth control. Read more...

What's More Romantic Than A Valentine's Day Abortion?

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards suggested via Vine yesterday that what women need for Valentine's Day is access to a host of reproductive care options — birth control, cancer screenings, well woman visits, breast exams, maternity care, preventative care, and, yeah, safe and legal abortion. Show More Summary

Hug Your Birth Control: American Abortion Rate Hits A Historic Low

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

New research shows that the abortion rate in America is at its lowest level since the 1970's, and we have widely available, reliably birth control to thank. This data, in the face of other numbers that suggest the American birth rate is also at historic lows, suggests that women are simply exerting greater control over their own pregnancies. Show More Summary

Seriously, WHAT Is It Going to Take to Get a Male Birth Control Pill?

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Gather round, ladies, for our quarterly consciousness-raising circle regarding the fact that there is still no male contraceptive pill. What is the delay? Can we take up a collection or something? Read more...

Sorry, God: Catholic Schoolgirls Use Birth Control

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Three anonymous women who attend the University of Notre Dame have been granted the right to intervene in the school's lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate. The school claims that because the government has...Show More Summary

Medicare Spends a LOT of Money on Penis Pumps

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Remember this the next time a congressman makes even a peep about the birth control mandate: Between 2006 and 2011, Medicare spend a whopping $172 million on penis pumps. That's a lot of penis pumps! Read more...

'The Twelve Days of Christmas' But With Birth Control Is Priceless

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Do you love Christmas music, but feel it could include more references to contraceptives? You're in luck! Planned Parenthood Arizona has released a cover of "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Only they've replaced all the random gifts (swans? you shouldn't have) with stuff you can actually use, like diaphragms, spermicides and Depo-Provera shots. Read more...

Planned Parenthood's media team sent a 2013 holiday card to media types that contains chocolate cond

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Planned Parenthood's media team sent a 2013 holiday card to media types that contains chocolate condoms, emergency contraception, and birth control (pictured, probably with my drool on it). Needless to say, Planned Parenthood is flawless. Read more...

NY Catholic Group Wins Right To Deny Birth Control to Employees

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

US District Judge Brian Cogan ruled yesterday that a group of New York Catholic institutions cannot be forced to offer birth control in employee health care plans as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The group consisted of six New...Show More Summary

Non-Hormonal Birth Control: When in Doubt, Pull-Out. Hold Up, What?

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

As a Northern Californian, I've got some hippie tendencies and never wanted THE MAN fiddling with my vagina through chemical birth control. So when I saw Refinery29's breakdown of non-hormonal birth control, I got excited. And then I got worried. Apparently, the pull-out method is all the rage these days? Read more...

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