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Guest Post: Twitter’s Contraception Problem

Categories: Feminism Guest Bloggers Tags: birth control advertisingcondomscontraceptionplanned parenthoodsafer sextwitter Editor’s Note: Jenny Splitter, who also blogs on Skepchick’s parenting blog Grounded Parents, wrote this piece to raise awareness on why you never see contraceptives advertised on Twitter.  If... (Read more...)

No one is paying for my birth control but me.

Imagine this conversation with your employer: YOU. Hey, it looks like my paycheck is $25 short. EMPLOYER. Oh, no, that's for Kitten Day. YOU. I'm sorry? EMPLOYER. Once a month, we bring in kittens for everyone in the office to cuddle for a day. Show More Summary

Why I Traveled to Ethiopia to Get My Birth Control

Credit: Joan Erakit Few can understand what it's like to look at a pregnancy test and see those two dark lines show up late one Friday night. Few know what it feels like to react badly to contraceptive methods, ditching the pill only...Show More Summary

Female Voters Say "No" to Hobby Lobby Logic

It's been five weeks since the Supreme Court ruled in Hobby Lobby that bosses could deny their employees insurance coverage for birth control - and the blow back is picking up speed across the country. Female voters have had enough of the attacks on our basic health care. Show More Summary

Depriving Women of Contraceptive Care Is Bad Business

AP Photo It's unbelievable that in 2014, we're still fighting about whether women should have access to birth control. Debby D'Arcangelo, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Association of Mercer, NJ says, The U.S. Supreme Court issued a verdict in Burwell vs. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Hobby Lobby, champion of Christian values and opponent of birth control, allegedly fired an employee for taking time off to give birth. Activists rally for Marissa Alexander. “Food is for white liberals what sex is for the religious right.” “When I tell ‘serious men’ that I’m a political reporter for, their facial expressions soften into a sort [...]

Sandra Fluke Can’t Afford Her Own Birth Control, But She Can Loan Her Campaign $100,000

Sandra Fluke says she and other pro-abortion women need your taxpayer dollars to be able to afford birth control. But somehow the former college student activist, whose latest crusade is seeking a state Senate seat in California, has the ability to loan her legislative campaign $100,000. Not only does he have the funds to self-fund […]

Obama Admin May Revise HHS Mandate After Losing Hobby Lobby Battle

The Obama administration may back down somewhat on the pro-abortion HHS mandate that compels religious groups and businesses to pay for abortion-causing drugs and birth control for their employees after losing its battle against Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court. However, the head of one pro-life group warns that it doesn’t trust the Obama administration […]

Pro-life blog buzz 7-22-14

by Kelli American Life League’s Judie Brown discusses the latest idea in birth conrol technology – remote control contraception: Technology Review says the wireless implant, if approved for safety and efficacy, could make it possible for a woman to turn her birth control on and off at will by using a remote-control device. Show More Summary

Dear Hobby Lobby Haters: Birth Control is Not Medicine

There is one argument against the Hobby Lobby decision that is driving me crazy maybe because it is going unchallenged on Facebook pages and comboxes all over. It goes like this: if Hobby Lobby can deny health insurance coverage for birth control, then what will stop a company owned by other religious nut jobs from […]

6 Resources on Whether or Not Birth Control Pills Cause Abortions

Here are the six most helpful resources I know of for trying to assess whether or not birth control pills and/or Plan B definitely cause abortions or not. The most common question I get emailed to me goes something like this: I’m trying to figure out what contraception is morally acceptable to use and would appreciate […]

Senate Fails to Override Hobby Lobby Decision, So Instead You Get This Clarification [done]

last monthLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

It specifies that if your employer is a for-profit company who wants to tell you that Jesus knows best what you can and can't do with your reproductive system, it must notify you if it is going to take away your birth control.

Is Truvada As Effective At Preventing HIV Infection As We Thought? Maybe not.

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

A few months ago, the New York Times published an op-ed piece hailing “HIV-preventing miracle drug” Truvada as a new “sexual revolution” for the gay male community, likening it to the invention of birth control and wondering if it has the power to lower the “viral load of a city.” Sounds pretty great, especially given that […]

Shock Report Reveals Girl Had Four Abortions Before Her 16th Birthday

The pro-life movement is sometimes scoffed at by abortion activists when it points out that abortion is mostly used for birth control reasons. Here’s a report that provides more confirmation that that’s the case. A British schoolgirl had her fourth abortion in 2012, figures today revealed. She is one of 200 teenage girls who have […]

Birth a Panda and the World Rejoices, Birth a Baby and Population Controllers Go Nuts

My long-time English friend, Ann Farmer, has just sent me an interesting article from The Telegraph (London), which tells how all of Scotland is rejoicing at the prospective pregnancy of a captive giant panda. Tests indicate that the female, named Tian Tian (“sweetie”), has conceived but that implantation—that next stage in her pregnancy—is still a […]

The Real Problem With The Hobby Lobby Decision

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling about birth control highlights a lot of problems in our society, but one of the biggest has to be our dysfunctional health care system itself. The post The Real Problem With The Hobby Lobby Decision appeared first on The Good Men Project.

The Key to Being a Youth Activist

In my home state of Ohio, a recently introduced bill (HB 351) would ban insurance companies from covering abortion care, as well as certain types of birth control and IUDs. When I shared this, a friend of mine asked me about how to not get discouraged by politics. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

What. The. Fuck.  More and more dads are taking advantage of California’s paid parental leave. The respectability politics of birth control. Democratic senators introduced a bill to increase the tax credit that helps working families cover their child-care costs. Show More Summary

Canadian Doctors Should Not be Forced to Do Abortions or Provide Birth Control

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is asking for public input as part of its regular review of policy guidelines. At issue in this current review is the right of doctors to refuse to provide certain treatments based on religious or moral grounds. There will always be some tension between the moral […]

After Losing at Supreme Court, Harry Reid to Push the HHS Mandate on All Americans

After losing at the Supreme Court in its bid to force companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees, the pro-abortion side is now attempting to force all Americans to pay for them. In comments yesterday and today, Harry Reid indicated he would have the Senate push a bill to force […]

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