Women’s health advocates are harshly criticizing a new bill sponsored by Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that is intended to help make birth control available over the counter, calling it a cynical move that would actually...Show More Summary
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reconsider an earlier decision that ruled the process for accommodating religious objections to the birth control benefit of the Affordable Care Act did not burden the group's rights. Image: shutterstock The post Obamacare’s Birth Control Benefit Notches Another Legal Win appeared first on RH Reality Check.
The Colorado Republican wants to sell women a bill of goods. They're not buying, and neither are doctors
During the 2014 campaign, Republican Cory Gardner had to pivot from his long history as an anti-choice fanatic to appear more moderate on social issues—a necessary move to win the Colorado Senate race. The biggest obstacle was his long-standing...Show More Summary
Jordan Ward, a 26-year-old Chicago woman who was in the middle of planning her wedding, nearly died in March because the birth control pills she was taking caused a severe blood clot in her brain, KABC TV reports.
Josh Duggar, the oldest son of reality TV clan best known for its aversion to birth control, has come out and admitted to molesting five girls—including his own sisters—when he was a teenager. [ more › ]
Republicans in Congress are not known for their efforts to expand access to birth control, but on Thursday they introduced a bill that they claim would do just that. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) introduced legislation...Show More Summary
Congress is aiming to offer better birth control access to women in the military: The annual defense policy bill passed on Friday stipulated that armed forces clinics and hospitals must have a number of contraception methods on hand. Read more...
Epigenetics. As I’ve described before, to alternative medicine practitioners, epigenetics seems to mean something akin to what the word “quantum” means: Magic. I’ve covered, for example, the woo-filled stylings of Deepak Chopra invoking things like “quantum consciousness,” and seemingly for quite a few years the best way to slap a patina of “sciencey”-sounding credibility on…
Notre Dame has again been denied injunctive relief in its challenge to Obamacare's contraceptive mandate. The Catholic university had claimed that being connected in even the most minor way to the provision of birth control to its faculty and students violated its religious beliefs. Last March, the Seventh Circuit......
Notre Dame is trying to bar private insurers from doing business with students who want birth control coverage
Women in the military have a higher rate of unplanned pregnancies than the general population, but abortion is legally restricted on military bases. Now, Congress is considering measures that would improve access to contraception and counseling on family planning.The annual defense policy bill includes a provision that says military clinics... More »
Notre Dame is quite literally seeking to impose its religious beliefs on other parties who do not share them. The post Federal Appeals Court Tells Catholic University That It Can’t Cut Off Birth Control For Its Students appeared first on ThinkProgress.
An appeals court has once again told the University of Notre Dame that their religious freedom is not being compromised by the fact that they have to fill out a two-page form to get out of covering birth control. The Seventh U.S. Circuit...Show More Summary
The decision released Tuesday is a strong endorsement of the Obama administration's accommodation process for religiously affiliated nonprofits that object to providing contraception in health-care plans. Image: Chuck W Walker / Shutterstock.com The post Notre Dame Once Again Loses Legal Battle Against Birth Control Benefit appeared first on RH Reality Check.
This was pretty much confirmed in 2012 when he went on a one-man jihad against Mitt Romney by badgering his about birth control during one of the GOP debates. If ABC wants to maintain any shred of credibility this clown … Continued
Sending teen girls periodic text messages reminding them to follow through on their clinic appointments for periodic birth control injections can go a long way toward improving timing and adherence to contraception in an age group that is notoriously noncompliant, according to a small study.
These teens appear to be at greater risk for pregnancy than straight teenagers, a new study indicates. read more
Sending teen girls periodic text messages reminding them to follow through on their clinic appointments for periodic birth control injections can go a long way toward improving timing and adherence to contraception in an age group that is notoriously noncompliant, according to a small study from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
From low libido to depression to breast cancer, birth control pills have a lot of side effects more severe than "nausea."