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Pull Out For What? Chicago Transit Authority Confirms Plans To Put Subway Rats On Birth Control

Chicago Transit Authority Announces Plans To Put Subway Rats On Birth Control The Chicago Transit Authority is cracking down on their rodent problem. via Huffington Post The nation’s “rattiest city” is putting subway rodents on birth control. Egg loss and

Tales of bad parenting: “Abortion saved my child”

by Kelli Notice that both abortion stories share this same, perverse theme: abortion is a way to “save” my child. Also notice that both women were using birth control and still wound up pregnant. I mention that as an aside, but it’s worth considering in its own right…. Show More Summary

Conservatives Believe Contraception Is Abortion Only When It's Politically Convenient

In recent years, there has been a surge in energy behind the conservative argument that some forms of birth control are tantamount to abortion. Anti-choice activists have taken to saying that emergency contraception and IUDs work byShow More Summary

How the anti-choice movement selectively conflates contraception and abortion

It’s no secret that some anti-choice extremists believe, counter to the scientific facts, that some forms of birth control actually cause abortion. But traditionally mainstream anti-choice groups have tended to stay away from such claims. Show More Summary

More women are choosing more effective birth control — here’s why it matters

What a wacky idea -- remove barriers to birth control, and women will choose safe, effective methods of contraception!

Social Worker at Planned Parenthood Tells of Woman Who Had Her 9th Abortion

The phenomenon of repeat abortions is one of the least-discussed aspects of the abortion debate. Despite the wide availability of contraception and non-abortifacient birth control, abortion is still used as a form of birth control. Writing at LiveAction, LifeNews writer Sarah Terzo dug up a quote from a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic employee about […]

A Discriminatory and Dangerous Law that is Killing Women and Girls in El Salvador

By: Chloe Horsma, Amnesty youth activist  Probably the greatest obstacle I’ve ever faced around my sexual and reproductive rights was a borderline-uncomfortable conversation with my mom when I wanted to look into birth control for the first time.  Many of … Please continue reading.

Divorce Rates Keep Declining. Thanks, Birth Control!

Feminism has led to lower divorce rates over the decades, because independent women have better marriages. Yet conservatives keep insisting that the struggle for equality is driving families apart. Image: Shutterstock The post Divorce Rates Keep Declining. Thanks, Birth Control! appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Finally, Male Birth Control Pills

“Did you take your birth control pill?” It’s a question that causes many women to bristle, a recurring reminder that the brunt of the responsibility falls on them to prevent pregnancy. It’s a lopsided arrangement, to be sure, but researchers...Show More Summary

Pro-life vid of day: Planned Parenthood emulates drug pushers?

by Hans Johnson In this Planned Parenthood video, “scoring” birth control is compared to getting “The Goods” – as in drugs. It’s creepy, offensive, and an epic fail for PP’s claim to be a family service, not just another business targeting teens and minorities: Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions. Show More Summary

GOP Governing Agenda Doesn’t Include Birth Control Access

Although many Republican candidates campaigned on making birth control available over the counter without a prescription, it's unlikely that the GOP will make that issue a priority in the new Congress. Image: mandritoiu / Shutterstock.com The post GOP Governing Agenda Doesn’t Include Birth Control Access appeared first on RH Reality Check.

A Birth Control Champion You've Probably Never Heard Of

Feeling gratitude is a rather old-fashioned concept these days. We're too busy, too tired, perhaps too annoyed, to take a moment and realize how fortunate we are. And to say thank you. There are many things I am grateful for -- my family, my friends, the fact that I get to write for a living. Show More Summary

Republicans Still Determined to Repeal Affordable Care Act, Birth Control Benefit and All

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters Thursday that the House will vote again to entirely repeal the Affordable Care Act, regardless of what the newly Republican-dominated Senate does. Image: Shutterstock The post Republicans Still Determined to Repeal Affordable Care Act, Birth Control Benefit and All appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Worst Birth Control Advice Ever

An exclusive excerpt from Megan Amram's new book, 'Science... for Her!'

These Hysterical Abortion Activists are Stocking Up on Birth Control After Pro-Lifers Win

Over the last few months, pro-life candidates have been accused of many ridiculous things. But, hands down, the most outrageous accusation has been that they want to take away everyone’s birth control. According to NARAL, pro-life Cory Gardner of Colorado wants to strip Coloradans of birth control– including condoms. As LifeNews previously reported, the pro-abortion […]

Federal Judge Rules Obama Administration Didn’t Go Far Enough to Accommodate Opponents of Birth Control Benefit

A federal judge in Florida ruled Ave Maria University did not have to comply with the Obama administration's latest accommodation process for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to covering contraception in insurance plans. Image:...Show More Summary

A Colorado Catholic Speaks Out Against Amendment 67

Amendment 67 flies in the face of all my Catholic values. By banning birth control, abortion, and in vitro fertilization, this dangerous measure would prevent women from following their consciences when making critical moral decisions. Image: Shutterstock The post A Colorado Catholic Speaks Out Against Amendment 67 appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Conservatives Not Amused by NARAL Colorado Condom Shortage Ad

Conservative commentators are teeing off at an ad campaign depicting a world in which birth control is banned and condoms are in short supply. Image: Truth Revolt/Youtube The post Conservatives Not Amused by NARAL Colorado Condom Shortage Ad appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Legal Scholars, Reproductive Health Advocates Comment on Exemptions to Birth Control Benefit

The administration sought comments on how to define a closely held for-profit company and whether other reporting or enforcement steps might be appropriate to implement an exemption to the birth control benefit. Image: Shutterstock The post Legal Scholars, Reproductive Health Advocates Comment on Exemptions to Birth Control Benefit appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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