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.
On issues like gay marriage and birth control, cultural warriors haven't changed their minds—they just want to be left alone.
Conservative media personalities have long ignored the public's overwhelming support for wider access to birth control, instead pushing long debunked myths that birth control is cheap and easy to access, is only about preventing pregnancies, and can cause abortion. Here are the facts behind right-wing media's three biggest myths about birth control:
Nina Martin at ProPublica writes U.S. Bishops Take Aim at Sterilization. An excerpt: The Vatican has an absolute prohibition on sterilization for the purposes of birth control. The U.S. Catholic bishops consider the procedure "intrinsically immoral," on par with abortion. Show More Summary
Abortion opponents are quietly shifting their agenda, with potentially radical implications. The post The Right Wing’s Cynical Effort To Rebrand Birth Control As A Form Of Abortion appeared first on ThinkProgress.
by Dish Staff Alexander Stille describes Éric Zemmour’s book, Le Suicide Français, as “a wildly over-the-top broadside condemnation of everything that has happened in the past fifty years, such as birth control, abortion, student protests,...Show More Summary
The rate of women opting for long-term contraception like IUDs has nearly doubled. The post The Number Of Women Using The Most Effective Form Of Birth Control Is Rising appeared first on ThinkProgress.
People in the United States have been going to Planned Parenthood for nearly a century, ever since Margaret Sanger opened her first birth control clinic in Brooklyn in 1916. But it wasn't until 1977, after the US had already celebrated Roe v. Show More Summary
They took 2 sets of women who were on birth control pills when they chose their male partners. Group 1 had objectively good-looking men, and Group 2 had objectively not-so-good-looking men. They stopped the birth control pills, and supposedly the women in Group 2 became less attracted to the men, but the women in Group 1 did not. Show More Summary
Jill Filipovic talks to some protestors who oppose safe and legal abortion (boldface mine): “Abstinence,” Clark says. “It’s possible. I taught my daughters abstinence. It doesn’t mean I’ve been successful with my first two, but I have three more to … Continue reading ?
The contraceptive shots, which last three months, are expected to cost women less than a dollar. The post Pharma Company Plans To Bring Affordable Birth Control To Developing Countries appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Few things in politics are more maddening than morning-after press releases from liberal groups who got their asses kicked claiming that no, really, we actually won! But of all the garbage we've seen since election night, NARAL and Planned...Show More Summary
The patriarchy, not content with its suzerainty over wombs through the sexist demand that women buy their own birth control, has invaded the soccer pitch to ensure that men and women compete on unlevel playing fields. Thirteen members...Show More Summary
Plus, policies to expand access to all forms of birth control have broad bipartisan support. The post Americans Across Party Lines Think We Should Talk More About Birth Control appeared first on ThinkProgress.