When women don't want to conceive a child, many consider long-term birth control such as an intrauterine device (IUD), which can prevent pregnancy for up to 12 years, or a tubal ligation, a permanent procedure that blocks the fallopian tubes. But not every doctor is on board with those options....
The Trump administration wants to replace reliable birth control methods with “fertility awareness,” a dubious family planning technique that fails nearly a quarter of women every year. In a leaked memo obtained by Crooked, White House officials wrote that they intend to slash federal...
Crooked Media got their hands on an internal Trump administration memo that outlines the goals of the worst president in history, from the "travel ban to the budget process." But the document also revealed plans to drastically slash federal funding for family planning and pregnancy prevention programs. Show More Summary
The White House is eager to unleash a wishlist of white nationalism and misogyny. Nine months into Trump's presidency, progressives continue to comfort themselves with the hope that his policy agenda is stalled. While a Hawaii judgeShow More Summary
Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) thinks women need birth control in order to be “healthy” and “financially secure.” She also believes that “access” to birth control means something other than simply the ability to obtain a product or service...Show More Summary
So, let’s see—the past month has seen the president of the United States repeal a policy that ensured millions of women’s access to free or affordable birth control, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement...Show More Summary
The Department of Justice appears to have voluntarily paid back the attorneys representing the challengers for suing the Obama administration and trying to further undermine the Affordable Care Act in the courts. The post Like All the DOJ’s Actions, the Latest Birth Control Benefit Lawsuit Settlement Looks Shady appeared first on Rewire.
The technique fails nearly a quarter of women each year.
Some red states are making it easier to get birth control, even as they roll back access to abortion.
"President Trump wants to make birth control about ideology, but let’s be clear: For women and their families in the 21st century, birth control is about being healthy and financially secure." The post Congressional Democrats Tell Trump Nope on ‘Shameful’ Birth Control Interference appeared first on Rewire.
House and Senate Democrats really want the Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for birth control apparently.
The Trump administration doesn’t want women to have access to reproductive freedom and they are doing everything they can to prevent it. From defunding Planned Parenthood to allowing employers to opt out of covering birth control through employer provided insurance, they are working quickly and unabashedly to take women’s rights away. Show More Summary
The Trump administration’s decision to respect the conscience rights of employers who do not wish to include contraceptives or abortion-inducing drugs in their insurance plans has generated a firestorm of controversy. The principle of...Show More Summary
Discrimination by any other name—even the name of God—is still discrimination. The post Trump’s New Birth Control Rules Are White Christian Supremacy Veiled as Religious Freedom appeared first on Rewire.
It's time to make birth control available over the counter. A. Barton Hinkle writes: Choking on our own rage has replaced baseball as the great American pastime. Earlier this month, the Trump administration gave people a chance to participate in it once again. Show More Summary
Should you use birth control pills, condoms or an intrauterine device (IUD)? Women choose their birth control based on many factors, like effectiveness or comfort—but cost has been less of a consideration, ever since the Affordable Care Act. A provision in the act required employers to provide contraception to all women in their health plans…
The best form of birth control is spending a few minutes around some children. They are cunning creatures bent on their own self-destruction and it’s about time someone tapped into the hell that is parenthood for video game inspiration. Show More Summary
The Pittsburgh and Erie Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania have settled their lawsuits seeking to overturn a federal Affordable Care Act mandate that would have forced them to provide contraceptive and … Click to Continue »
A series of lawsuits filed to challenge the Trump administration's attack on the birth control benefit show that advocates do not intend to let this administration run over the rights of students and employees. The post The Fight Against Trump’s Birth Control Benefit Rollback Heats Up appeared first on Rewire.