We have more data than ever on how empowering women is good for the economy. So why won't lawmakers wake up?
You are not going to believe it, but there is a very conservative Republican state representative in Arkansas who wants to give taxpayer-funded birth control to ladies. Hooray and high-five, fellow feminazis, we have won the war at last!...Show More Summary
Behind the on-going wars over abortion, birth control, clinic access, transvaginal ultrasounds and more, the hidden history of miscarriages.
THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY, WE’D HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO WAS IN THE POCKET OF ANTI-CHOICE FORCES. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Iran’s Plan to Boost Declining Birth Rate? Block Access to Birth Control.
The hottest new political fashion statement. The post Colorado Lawmakers Wear IUD-Themed Jewelry To Push For Birth Control Funding appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Theodore Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame On Monday the Supreme Court tossed out a lower court decision that previously allowed female employees of the University of Notre Dame to be provided birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary
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...
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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