A straight female reader chimes in: As I was listening to Dave Cullen discuss Truvada I could only think … well, welcome to my world! The birth control pill was “unleashed” on women in 1960. I graduated from college in 1967 and moved to Chicago to work. When I went to my doctor to get […]
The gap between becoming sexually active and giving birth is growing. The post Why Women Need Access To Birth Control More Than Ever Before appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Republican politicians and media outlets have a new hero: Dr. Steven Hotze of Texas. Hotze—whose medical views include the idea that women shouldn't take the birth control pill because it makes them less attractive to men—is seekingShow More Summary
You can get the pill over the counter in Pakistan, but not in these eight countries
FREE SPEECH IN THE 21ST CENTURY: Floyd Abrams on the “Disturbing Recurring Reality” of Collective Liberty. What they want to destroy, they put under the collective. Why is birth control not a “collective right,” to be decided for people by the community? After all, your reproductive decisions affect the community, not just you.. [...]
And that's just the beginning. The post A Hobby Lobby Win Would Put Birth Control Coverage In Jeopardy At 71 Other Companies appeared first on ThinkProgress.
REALLY? BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THAT FREE BIRTH CONTROL IS. Kirsten Powers: Yoga pants isn’t a civil right. I do love the argument that a middle-school ban on yoga pants is “rape culture.” Then again, isn’t everything rape culture now?
TV sitcom king Chuck Lorre has a message for men everywhere. He wants them to know that their "tribal blooddrenched reign is over" because women now have access to the birth control pill. This message was delivered to America on the "vanity card" that appeared at the end of the March 31 episode of his Anna Faris sitcom vehicle, Mom on CBS. Show More Summary
When Hobby Lobby filed its case against Obamacare's contraception mandate, its retirement plan had more than $73 million invested in funds with stakes in contraception makers, Mother Jones reports. Documents filed with the Department...Show More Summary
"When 99 percent of women used birth control in their lifetime and 60 percent use it for something other than family planning, it's outrageous and I think the Supreme Court will suggest that their case is ridiculous." - Rep. Debbie Wasserman...Show More Summary
“When 99 percent of women used birth control in their lifetime and 60 percent use it for something other than family planning, it`s outrageous and I think the Supreme Court will suggest that their case is ridiculous.” –Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, Democratic National Committee chair, on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” March 25, 2014 […]
From the March 29 edition of SiriusXM's Media Matters Radio: Previously: Right Wing Media Cheer On Hobby Lobby By Erasing Distinction Between Nonprofit, For-Profit Corporations This Conservative Myth About Birth Control Could Sway A Supreme Court Case On Fox, The Hobby Lobby Case Is About Abortion, Not Contraceptives
The Supreme Court is in the news as it gets ready to hear cases involving birth control. You might think there is no GOP approved birth control plan, but you’re wrong as this video shows. Its director Rod Blackhurst explains: The Right to A RIGHT Life is a commercial for birth control (read: abortion pill) […]
If there's one thing that riles up Bill O'Reilly more than anything, it's messing with his beloved Christianity. You may remember BillO went ballistic when John Edwards chose to hire two blogger friends of ours to help him with his presidential...Show More Summary
Do you have a right to a product that must be provided to you through governmental coercion?
All the networks gave positive coverage on Wednesday evening to President Obama's meeting with Pope Francis, but ABC left out the elephant in the room, the massive conflict between the Obama administration and the U.S. Catholic Bishops...Show More Summary
The Texas Republican reasons that since corporations can be prosecuted, they should also have religious rights, legally practice religion, and deny birth control to women. During an interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Gohmert said that he was “shocked” to hear the Obama administration say that corporations could not form religious beliefs during […]
Birth control is not abortion, and four other things that seemed to confuse the justices. The post Five Things The Justices Did Not Get During The Hobby Lobby Oral Arguments appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Last night, Jon Stewart examined the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court on the birth control mandate in Obamacare with Jordan Klepper. PETE WILLIAMS (3/25/2014): The government has to take Hobby Lobby's religious views as they come. Show More Summary
ASHE SCHOW: Why are ‘feminists’ so obsessed with birth control and abortion? Well, on the whole contraceptive-mandate thing, I think it’s that they see government-mandated birth control as an implicit endorsement of sexual choices that they sometimes feel insecure about. To paraphrase Reverend Lovejoy, If the state supports it, it can’t be immoral.