Why family planning experts love IUDs. The post The Birth Control Method That Doctors Want To Use Themselves appeared first on ThinkProgress.
People magazine featured HBO star Lena Dunham in its half-page feature “Why I Care: Personal Stories About Giving Back.” The headline in the March 2 issue was “The Girls creator, 28, supports access to birth control and reproductive rights.” Dunham, naturally is “giving back” to the abortion industry. Show More Summary
A pamphlet handed out at a San Francisco private school also asked kids if they'd been masturbating lately
Contraception is fairing well in federal appeals courts -- for now. The post Obama Administration Is Quietly Racking Up Court Victories For Birth Control, Despite Hobby Lobby appeared first on ThinkProgress.
HMM: We’re Closer Than Ever to a Birth Control Pill for Men. Well, I’ve been hearing that for most of my life. But given the dubious safety — and other side effects — of hormonal birth control for women, I’d be slow to adopt this new technology even if I were single.
GOP State Sen. Kevin Lundberg of Colorado Remember that Colorado program that offered birth control to low-income women and reduced the state's teen birth rate by 40 percent and abortions by 35 percent while saving the state millions...Show More Summary
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado Hard to argue with those numbers. The Colorado program, called the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, offers contraception to low-income women at little-to-no cost at any of 68 clinics across the state. Show More Summary
The bills stand little chance against in the GOP Congress
"Oh, they're going to have a hemorrhage, to put it mildly." The post Anti-Abortion Republican Starts War With His Own Party Over Funding Birth Control appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Okay … the whole “anti-vaccination” issue just got weird. Suddenly the mainstream media has become very interested in Republicans who have argued that vaccination is a personal choice and should not be mandated by law. So far, New Jersey governor Chris Christie and libertarian Rand Paul have publicly expressed that view. Show More Summary
Vaccines are the media's new "Birth Control Pills" question for the GOP -- injecting an out-of-nowhere wedge issue question into the debate just because it hurts the GOP. Almost all GOP politicians are pro-vaccination, of course -- but a distressing...
He changed the world 63 years ago by synthesizing a hormone that created the key ingredient for the oral contraceptive. If you “like” us on Facebook you’ll have a much better weekend. Now read this:RIP Rod McKuen, 1933-2015 (Jan 30, 2015) Minnesota Man Accused Of Bringing Dead Mother To Bank To Withdraw Money (Jan 25, [...]
Megyn Kelly trolls and provokes Huckabee in her own unique way: “Well I do have some news for you before I let you go. We're not only swearing. We’re drinking, we’re smoking, we’re having premarital sex with birth control before we go to work, and sometimes boss around a bunch of men.” Watch.
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) has held a strong anti-abortion stance ever since he entered office. In 2009, though, he was kicked out of Democrats for Life of America over sponsoring a bill providing access to birth control and (oh noes!!) sex education. Show More Summary
A Republican Colorado lawmaker is opposing efforts to continue an anti-poverty program that provides IUDs to poor women because he believes the birth control method to be an "abortifacient" that would stop "a small child from implanting." The Coloradoan reported that Democratic state Rep. Show More Summary
Family values! But here's the burning question: Who paid for Holly Hobby Lobby's birth control when she cheated on her active-duty military husband with a tea party video editor? We should totally ask Rush Limbaugh. According to Johnson,...Show More Summary
Among many of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s accomplishments that we should celebrate is his Margaret Sanger Award, bestowed upon him by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1966, along with 3 other men (one of whom was President Lyndon Johnson). Show More Summary
Yes, I did tell you so, but also that will probably be Rick Santorum’s working campaign slogan for 2016. And Foster “Aspirin As Birth Control” Friess is gonna bankroll him, again, per Robert Costa at the Washington Post: Foster Friess, a wealthy conservative donor whose funds propelled Rick Santorum’s 2012 presidential campaign, will host a [Read more...]
March for Life, the group that organizes what it bills as the "world's largest anti-abortion event" every year on Jan. 22, wants to do more than just ban abortion. They also hope to deprive women of the option to use birth control. Here's...Show More Summary
Why more people are having public conversations about one of the most effective forms of contraception out there. The post The Birth Control Evangelists Who Want To Talk To You About Their IUDs appeared first on ThinkProgress.