Reproductive rights are still a mess in the U.S., but we have a lot to be thankful for.
On November, the Supreme Court agreed to hear several challenges to the birth control benefit mandate in the Affordable Care Act, which requires certain employers to cover contraception in their employee health insurance plans. The cases, consolidated as Zubik et al. Show More Summary
There really is no way to prepare for a baby. Not necessarily the baby itself, but the impending change to your life once you become a parent. It’s one of the few instances in life when you may think you know, but you truly have no idea. Show More Summary
In April 2011, Melanie Foster went to her doctor’s office complaining that she had missed her menstrual period for five months after having an IUD birth control device implanted. Her doctor, Dr. Corrinne de Cholnoky, agreed to remove the device but failed to perform a pregnancy test before she did; and now she is being […]
Melinda Gates, who claims to follow the Catholic faith, says birth control will 'empower' women, make them 'prosperous,' and 'transform their lives' for the better.
“Such human weeds clog up the path, drain up the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world; we must cultivate our garden.” – Margaret Sanger, Birth Control: Facts and Responsibilities It’s no secret that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger saw birth control as a key […]
The Planned Parenthood abortion company has been caught selling aborted baby body parts, but the scandal at the nation’s largest abortion business is much bigger than that. A whistleblower who formerly worked at Planned Parenthood said it has been engaged in massive fraud involving overbillng and taxpayer funds. A little-known whistleblower lawsuit accuses Planned Parenthood […]
In 2011, drugmaker Qualitest manufactured a faulty batch of birth control pills. The pills themselves worked fine, but the packaging flipped the order of the pills 180 degrees, putting a row of inert pills—which a patient would normally take during her period—where the first week of active hormones should be. Show More Summary
Greece’s major financial crisis has influenced another massive tragedy in the small Mediterranean nation – skyrocketing abortion rates. Abortions in Greece have risen by 50 percent during the financial crisis, according to information...Show More Summary
In a new interview with Katie Couric, who supports abortion and has marched in support of the abortion company, Planned Parenthood president and CEO Cecile Richards defended the abortion she once had for birth control reasons. The details of Richards’ abortion first came to light in October of last year. Planned Parenthood does over 330,000 […]
November 10 is #ThxBirthControl Day, a social media campaign supported by the National LGBTQ Task Force to promote sex positivity by publicly supporting birth control and all that it makes possible for individuals and society. And I want to take this moment to thank birth control for its important role in my life. Thanks birth […]
Today, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is asking us to take a moment and thank birth control for “all that it makes possible for individuals and society.” I took more than 5,000 birth control pills in my...Show More Summary
In implementing the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration has offered religious schools and charities that object to some birth control methods a reasonable and respectful accommodation: They need not provide or pay for contraceptive coverage for their female employees, but they must inform...
In this week’s Shots & Chasers, we’re giving you what you need to know about your reproductive rights now.
The Supreme Court on Friday announced it would review a series of cases brought by religiously affiliated nonprofits challenging the accommodation process for complying with the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit. Image: WikiMedia Commons The post Supreme Court Takes Up Challenges to Obamacare Birth Control Benefit appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Over the last 10 years, I've used five different types of birth control: two types of pills, condoms, Plan B and, most recently, an IUD. Given that I'm only 28, birth control is probably something I will have to think about activelyShow More Summary
In this week’s Shots & Chasers, we’re going to focus on What’s Going On With Male Birth Control.
I was vaguely aware that abortion is very common in Cuba. But until a friend forwarded me a story from the New York Times, I had no idea that abortion is rampant. The narrative arc is build around an unmarried couple that has (as the headline suggests) “An abundance of love” but no kids. And […]
Dani McClain has a great piece at The Nation today exploring the growing enthusiasm for IUDs and implants — those super-effective long-acting reversible contraceptives, or LARCs — within the context of the long history of eugenicist attempts at controlling poor women of color’s fertility in the US. If your sole concern is curbing unintended pregnancies, […]
Sexism in the kitchen. The economics of male birth control. Sheryl Sandberg bestows a “lean in” award on Rep. Paul Ryan, a man who apparently thinks family time is a privilege only the wealthy deserve. #DoIMatterNow campaign promotes Indigenous-Muslim solidarity in Canada. An intruder with a hatchet destroyed phones, medical equipment, and computers at a Planned […]