This month, the Supreme Court is taking up a highly-anticipated case that largely centers on arguments against birth control that aren't based in fact. The post 4 Basic Facts To Remember Before The Supreme Court Hears A Major Case About Birth Control appeared first on ThinkProgress.
U.S. Senate candidate and state House Speaker Thom Tillis won't say if he thinks North Carolina should ban contraceptives. North Carolina's Republican candidates for U.S. Senate believe that the state has the right to ban contraceptives. Show More Summary
"No American woman should be denied access to family planning assistance because of her economic condition." -President Richard Nixon, who in 1970 signed into law Title X, a federal grant program to provide family planning for low-income women For once, I agree with the former Republican president. Show More Summary
New research confirms that providing women access to free birth control does not result in women having sex with more partners -- a false claim that has been repeatedly pushed and promoted by conservative media, and which contributes...Show More Summary
Women use birth control. Almost all of them. Abortion rates decrease when more women take birth control. Sex is better and more fun when women are on the pill. Oral contraceptives make life better for many women in ways that have nothing...Show More Summary
The reactionary argument that providing birth control to women in order to increase their personal autonomy will lead to more sluttiness which is a bad in and of itself. Once we strip out the patriarchial authoritarianism it soundsShow More Summary
Alaska Republican state Sen. Fred Dyson is a real charmer with some Rush Limbaugh-style views on contraceptive coverage. See, Dyson is very against abortion, but was not happy when a colleague suggested that one way to reduce abortion is to improve access to birth control (crazy thought). Show More Summary
A large new study dispels the conservative argument against Obamacare's contraceptive coverage. The post No, Free Birth Control Doesn’t Encourage Women To Have Risky Sex appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Alaska pol says expanded access to birth control means taxpayer funded sexual "recreation."
The former talk show host is producing a new documentary warning women about the risks of taking the pill. Is there any basis to her claims? The post Ricki Lake And The Rise Of The Birth Control Truthers appeared first on ThinkProgr...
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer was right to veto an extreme bill that would have allowed companies to refuse service to a wide range of people. This bill was absolutely unacceptable -- and people all over the country and across the political...Show More Summary
CNN's Wolf Blitzer hounded Rep. Michele Bachmann over Arizona's religious freedom bill on Wednesday and "disagreed" that religious beliefs of business owners are being violated when they are forced to act against their consciences and serve all customers. "Americans are very tolerant people. Show More Summary
Federal court rules against Notre Dame’s birth control appeal: http://t.co/slqJtbJ2k5 — Talking Points Memo (@TPM) February 22, 2014 Now read this:Drum: Good Chance No One’s Harmed By Obamacare (Feb 20, 2014) California Tops Obamacare Enrollment Goals With Six Weeks To Go (Feb 20, 2014) Arkansas House Votes To Kick 96,000 Poor Off Health Care Plans […]
The legal attack on birth control is also a legal attack on gay rights. And Arizona may help Justice Kennedy realize that. The post How Something Good Could Come Out Of Arizona’s Awful ‘License To Discriminate’ Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Right is rallying around a new pretty shiny thing, which is seeing themselves as victims of religious persecution. They are not being allowed to discriminate against gay people and deny birth control coverage to employees. It’s just like being fed to lions! I say, if this is what they want to go with, let […]
You had hoped it was just a fluke when she received so much national attention back in 2012, but sadly, no: Sandra Fluke has crystallized into a national icon, not just for birth control advocates, but for liberals in general. On Tuesday’s...Show More Summary
To: GOP From: The little woman and her sisters Date: 2014-2016 election season The majority of voters (women) want access to birth control. The majority of voters (women) want abortion to be legal. The majority of voters (women) don't...Show More Summary
A growing body of research finds that Catholics around the world don't agree with the Church's conservative stances on reproductive health issues. The post Global Poll Finds Most Catholics Actually Support Birth Control And Abortion Rights appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. In response to this about the shibboleths of the damned, our mail bag got this: If you wish to mislead concerning the Leviticus quote, that’s your business, but it was really aimed at birth control. Also, the Apostle Paul also said that not all of what he said was inspired, and there is question about who really wrote the | Read More »
On Tuesday’s Nightly News, NBC hyped a “scathing” United Nations report that ripped the Catholic church for covering up sexual abuse crimes. The report also pressed the church to change its teaching on birth control, abortion, and homosexuality. “Tonight,...Show More Summary