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Birth Control Debate

On Women's Day: We Need to Focus on Birth Control

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The Obama administration has proposed a regulation on birth control that treats us like the property of our employer. We need to help them to a more respectful posture.

The Contraception Benefit We Rarely Talk About

Posted 09.26.2012 | Women

Contraception has shaped American women's lives since they gained access to The Pill in the early 1960s. One benefit, however, seems to have received ...

5 Issues Being Debated This Election That Affect Teens

Sam Koppelman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

Here are five issues being debated this election that, depending on who wins, could drastically alter the lives of teens around the country.

Birth Control Overwhelmingly Morally Acceptable To Catholics, Most Americans

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 06.07.2012 | Religion

The controversial contraception mandate proposed by the president had Congress debating about the morality of birth control, however according to a re...

The Dangers of Contraception Revealed

Robert Walker | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

There's a basic misconception that clouds the thinking of many social and religious conservatives. Believing that contraceptive use is a moral wrong, they desperately want to make it into a social ill. To do that, they confuse correlation with causation.

Reclaiming the Defensive in the "War on Women"

Jodi Beggs | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Jodi Beggs

Women are free to choose the employers that are best for them, and women who prioritize free access to birth control can seek out institutions that offer that benefit. Then, employers would have an incentive to offer contraceptive coverage.

Engaging The Birth Control Question: Revitalizing Our Discourse, Protecting Our Freedom

Peter Dziedzic | Posted 05.29.2012 | Religion
Peter Dziedzic

Healthcare reform is needed, but are we willing, in the process, to sacrifice religious freedoms and ignore the moral objections of religious communities?

Bishop Hopes To Restart White House Contraception Talks

Posted 03.13.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service Bridgeport, Conn. (RNS) The Catholic bishop leading the push against the White House's contraception mandate...

Chicago Women, Lawmakers Rally In Support Of Birth Control Access

Posted 02.25.2012 | Chicago

Two Illinois Democrats joined women's health advocates at a rally in a packed Loop auditorium Friday to express concerns over threats to restrict acce...

John Celock

New York State Lawmaker Seeks Updated Abortion And Contraception Laws | John Celock | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

A Democratic New York state senator is pushing a bill to establish one of the most liberal state abortion laws in the country by effectively codifying...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, as Linsanity continued to grip the NBA, the old fashioned kind of madness dominated the political debate as the GOP continued to press its self-destructive battle over birth control. Who could have predicted that Republicans would want to make the 2012 election about uteruses instead of the economy? So we got the spectacle of a GOP-led House hearing on contraception that didn't have any women on the panel, and were treated to Santorum supporter Foster Friess' nostalgic longing for the days when "gals" used to put Bayer aspirin between their knees for contraception. In 2008, Obama and McCain basically split the male vote. But Obama got 56 percent of the women's vote, and 70 percent of unmarried women. Now maybe the GOP knows something the rest of us don't, but I'm guessing that a war against women's sexual and reproductive freedom is not a winning 2012 strategy. Could President Obama -- still presiding over high unemployment and millions of foreclosures -- be the luckiest man on earth?

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker's Suggestion For Married Couples' Contraception | John Celock | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

A New Hampshire lawmaker with a history of surprising statements suggested on Thursday that married couples who want to use contraception should pract...