Developing nations around the world aren’t doing enough to ensure that women have access to the family planning services they need, a new report from the Guttmacher Institute finds. The women who want to prevent pregnancy but don’t have access to modern forms of birth control are concentrated mostly in poorer countries, and those countries [...]
-- North Carolina Republican state legislator Bob Steinburg, who apparently has company.
North Carolina is advancing a measure that would effectively allow personal beliefs to trump women’s access to birth control. Under HB 730, employers in the state could decide not to include contraceptives in their workers’ insurance plans for any reason — a direct violation of the popular Obamacare provision that stipulates women should receive birth [...]
The White House Twitter feed had a series of Mother’s Day–themed tweets over the weekend highlighting all the supposed benefits of Obamacare to mothers, including this one: Someone who controls the @whitehouse account evidently thought better of it and deleted the tweet. Via Twitchy
From the May 9 edition of Fox's The Five: Previously: Fox's Andrea Tantaros On Plan B: "Is The Obama Daughter, Malia, Going To Go On Birth Control?" Breitbart's Matt Boyle Disregards Security Concerns And Journalistic Tradition To Write About Obama Daughters' Vacation Jim Quinn Targets Obama's Daughters, "Sasha And Foobah, Or Whatever Their Names Are"
A North Carolina House committee approves a bill making teens get parental permission before receiving birth control. Colorado lawmakers make history with marijuana legislation. Pres. Obama travels to Texas today. An 83-year-old nun and 2 others are convicted for breaking into ur …
North Carolina Republicans have proposed a bill that would require parents "to give their teenagers permission before they could receive birth control or be treated for sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse or mental illness," the Charlotte Observer reports.
I'm all for parents knowing, or trying hard to know, what's going on with their children, including their teenage children. But there are ways to do that that don't raise the odds that a sexually active daughter will forego birth control.
Small bit of cheering news, from NYMag: More than a year after Rush Limbaugh’s assessment of Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a “slut” for advocating federally subsidized birth control, the broadcaster that carries his show is experiencing a “residual hangover” in its ad sales thanks to the boycotts Limbaugh’s comments sparked. At least, that’s [...]
On Monday, the Obama administration requested dismissal of a suit the government had filed against Bible publisher Tyndale House Publishers, which refused to implement the Obamacare mandate to provide employees’ birth control. “Bible...Show More Summary
A new study has found something surprising: the price of contraception not only varies by zip code, but is more expensive in low-income areas. Researchers at the University of Tennessee analyzed cost data from a website that provides pricing information on common prescriptions for uninsured consumers without federal discounts or supplemental plans and found price [...]
I greatly appreciate Michael J. New’s comments about birth control and abortion, but I was struck by the claims that “a sexually liberated culture is never going to support significant restrictions on abortion” and that getting rid of...Show More Summary
On a side note, I love how she mocks President Obama's invoking of "scientific evidence" by saying, "Yeah! The same scientific evidence they point to on climate change! Yeah, that's very reliable." Video
From the May 3 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Andrea Tantaros Show: Transcript: TANTAROS: I mean look, if the president is going to talk about his daughters, typically I would not talk about the daughters, unless, of course, they go to the Bahamas on spring break and we have to pay for it and I think it's wrong, which I do. Show More Summary
Nearly two-third of women in the United States wish they could purchase their birth control pills over the counter, according to a new nationally-representative survey from Ibis Reproductive Health. About 30 percent of respondents who don’t currently use birth control, or who have opted for a less effective contraceptive method like condoms, reported that they [...]
Pres. Obama travels to Mexico today. Maryland's Governor will sign the state's death-penalty repeal into law today. The Obama administration appeals a judge's decision lifting age limits on the Plan B morning-after birth control pill. House Republicans are holding another Bengha …
Our guest bloggers are a coalition of experts from several reproductive health and justice organizations, including: Kathy Ko Chin from the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum; Elizabeth Dawes Gay, MPH, from the Reproductive...Show More Summary
In one of the clinics where we work, a 16-year-old girl came in with a sprained ankle. She left with a prescription for birth control. This turn of events is not as surprising as it seems: As family physicians, we treat the whole person. Show More Summary
YouTube Obama asserted that "an assault on women's rights" is underway across the country, with bills introduced in more than 40 states to limit or ban abortion or restrict access to birth control or other services. "The fact is, after...Show More Summary
Thursday marks the last day to comment on a new curriculum for training medical professionals proposed by The Family Medicine Committee of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a group that most Americans have likely never heard of before. But it’s an obscure issue with huge implications. Thursday’s deadline is important because it [...]