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Quickies: Academia needs emotional women, father sues to keep adult daughters from getting birth control, and a fossil four legged snake

Categories: Skepticism Why academia needs emotional, passionate women – “There is the beginning of a passionate, emotional rebellion in the academic world. Researchers are starting to realise that allowing your emotions and... (Read more...)

Inspired By Hobby Lobby, A Father Tries to Deny His Daughters Birth Control Coverage

Usually, lawsuits that try to use "religious freedom" to prevent women from using their health plans for birth control are launched by employers, such as Notre Dame and Hobby Lobby. (This overlooks that the plans, like paychecks, technically belong to the people who earn them through working—but onward.)

Birth control will be available to women over the counter in Oregon

Oregonians will be able to buy birth control at a pharmacy without a doctor's prescription beginning next year, potentially making the state the first in the nation to allow the practice.

More Religiously Affiliated Nonprofits Ask Roberts Court to Step Into Birth Control Fight

A petition to the U.S. Supreme Court filed by a group of religiously affiliated nonprofits argues that any process that allows employees to access contraception coverage is a violation of employer's rights. Image: Shutterstock The post More Religiously Affiliated Nonprofits Ask Roberts Court to Step Into Birth Control Fight appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Suit: Unlicensed Planned Parenthood worker forced birth control injection on minor

A young girl has been violated by those who were entrusted with her care and protection. She and others like her are the true losers in this case.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Birth control costs have been slashed in half since Obamacare’s contraception mandate took effect. Why straight men should see Magic Mike XXL: “Too many men, I fear, do not know what the face of a joyfully turned-on woman looks like.”  Google’s algorithm shows high-paying executive job ads more to men than to women. How Back to […]

$1.4 Billion in Birth Control Savings Is Just the Beginning

For American women taking the pill in 2012, it accounted for an average of 44 percent of their out-of-pocket health spending. Now, the average has dropped to 22 percent. For many women, it’s dropped to zero.

Contraceptive Pill Users Save $1.4 Billion on Birth Control After ACA Implementation

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed claims data from a nationwide provider of private insurance, and found that on average, contraceptive pill and IUD users spent 20 percent less out-of-pocket on their chosen family...Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Forced Teenage Girl to Submit to Depo-Provera Birth Control Shot

A quietly-handled wrongful termination lawsuit brought in San Diego, California, against Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest gives insight into Planned Parenthood’s defensive mechanisms that kick into full throttle when employees fail to march in lockstep. Show More Summary

Quickies: American Girl, Micromanager Parents, and Birth Control Studies

Categories: Quickies A Father’s Struggle to Stop His Daughter’s Adoption – “In the United States, when an unmarried man has a baby, his partner can give it up without his consent—unless he... (Read more...)

Moore: We Might Have War Over Marriage

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

RELATED: Interview Randall Terry advocates for the criminalization of all forms of birth control. In 2004 his adopted son Jamiel came out in an Out Magazine essay, prompting Terry to blame Jamiel's gayness on his birth parents. Jamiel died in a car accident in 2011. Show More Summary

Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

Earlier this month, reported on a high school in Seattle, Washington that is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control and doing so without parental knowledge or permission. The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young […]

New Diaphragm Hits U.S. Market for First Time in 50 Years

Caya, a new single-size diaphragm, gives women who can't or don't want to use hormonal methods a new birth control option. Image: Fuz Jamall/ YouTube The post New Diaphragm Hits U.S. Market for First Time in 50 Years appeared first on RH Reality Check.

1 Year After Hobby Lobby, 5 Ways Religion Has Been Used to Discriminate

A year ago today, the Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby didn’t have to include birth control in its employees’ health insurance because of religious objections. Employees from Hobby Lobby and other corporations left without coverage...Show More Summary

Oregon Residents Can Now Get Birth Control Prescription Without Doctor’s Visit

Oregon lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill allowing women to get birth control prescriptions from a pharmacist instead of a physician, a shift that could vastly expand access to contraceptives throughout the state. Image: Shutterstock The post Oregon Residents Can Now Get Birth Control Prescription Without Doctor’s Visit appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ricki Lake Starts a Crusade Against Hormonal Birth Control

Meet the newest hero of the anti-choice movement. Talk show host and actress Ricki Lake, who some hailed as a feminist hero for her 2008 anti-obstetrician documentary The Business of Being Born, is raising money on Kickstarter for a documentary based on the book Sweetening the Pill, by self-declared feminist Holly Grigg-Spall. Show More Summary

Why Aren’t There More Depictions of Birth Control in Pop Culture?

Pages and pages of feminist ink has been spilled about the lack of abortion scenes on screen, and how that turns abortion into something of a taboo, despite its presence in many people’s lives. This incredibly common procedure is rarely shown outside a tragic context — with notable exceptions including Greenberg, Friday Night Lights, and Obvious Child.… Read More

Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Accommodation

The conservative court of appeals handed the Obama administration an important victory in its defense of the Affordable Care Act's birth control benefit. Image: Shutterstock The post Fifth Circuit Rules in Favor of Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Accommodation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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