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Laura Bassett

Plan B Over-The-Counter Plan Struck Down | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

The Food and Drug Administration recommended on Wednesday that Plan B One-Step, commonly referred to as the "morning-after pill," be made available ov...

Plan B: Debunking the Myths and Improving Women's Health Care

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Rep. Diana DeGette

This week we stand on the cusp of an exciting milestone for women's health as the FDA evaluates whether or not to allow the Plan B One-Step emergency contraception to be brought from behind the pharmacist's counter.

Why Apple Needs to Fix Siri

Nancy Keenan | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology
Nancy Keenan

NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation will make sure that Apple follws through—and that Siri learns to recognize the difference between a comprehensive, women's health center and an anti-choice CPC.

Where Is the Empathy for Rape Victims, Cardinal George?

Terry Cosgrove | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago
Terry Cosgrove

To say that your heart goes out to a rape victim and then attempt to deny her information about avoiding getting pregnant by the man who raped her seems rather cruel and heartless to me.

Laura Bassett

Pro-Choice Groups, Catholics Spar Over Birth Control | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

The battle between Catholics and pro-choice groups over birth control coverage raged on Wednesday at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on co...

Laura Bassett

Steve King: Covering Birth Control Could Make Us A 'Dying Civilization' (VIDEO) | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new set of guidelines issued by the Department of Health and Human Services this week that will require health insurers to cover bir...

Quinn Condemns Ruling On Pregnancy Center Disclosure Law

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 09.13.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A federal judge blocked New York City on Wednesday from enforcing a new law designed to stop some pregnancy centers from what the City Cou...

Royal Wedding Sparks Triple Demand For Morning After Pill

Posted 08.22.2011 | World

It wasn't just Will and Kate who were celebrating their wedding after hours. The royal wedding seems to have sparked some romance -- of the spontaneou...

Judge: Pharmacists Can't Be Forced To Sell 'Plan B'

Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

In 2005, then-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich introduced a rule requiring pharmacists to distribute the so-called "morning-after pill" to women who ...

Hundreds Of UK Pregnant Women Say Contraceptive Doesn't Work

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON — Hundreds of women in Britain have complained to the medical regulator after becoming pregnant despite using a contraceptive implant tha...

ACLU: Walgreen's Stores Wouldn't Sell 'Morning After Pill' To Men

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On at least two separate occasions earlier this year, the company denied access to the "morning-after pill" to men who were not accompanied by their f...

Weekly Pulse: The New Hunger Epidemic, Making CPCs Come Clean, and Smoking Hipsters

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As some Americans obsess over whether to brine or deep-fry their Thanksgiving turkeys, others are goi...

5-Day Emergency Contraceptive 'Ella' Approved By FDA

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials on Friday approved a new type of morning-after contraceptive that works longer than the current leading dr...

Smart Girl Guide to a Sexy Summer

Shelby Knox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Shelby Knox

When the flip-flops and sundresses come out, summer romance isn't far behind. Here are some tips to stay safe and satisfied this summer.

Let Down Again: Obama's FDA Fails to Advance New Emergency Contraception Rules

Laura MacCleery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura MacCleery

The FDA should stop dragging its' heels and make emergency contraception available over the counter to all women without restriction.

Back Up Your Birth Control Day of Action: Time to Close the Gap on EC Access

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelli Conlin

Stories of our neighbors' lack of access to health care--ranging from a friend denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition to a relative who c...

Is Availability of Contraception a Pro-Life Issue?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

At the dawning of the 21st, Catholicism is still holding out on condoning birth control. Perhaps that is about to change.

STOPP Unintended Teen Pregnancy

Reproductive Justice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

In my county, the combination of teen parenthood and dropping out of school translated to another generation of continued poverty.

The Bishops' "Dixi"-Land Ban: Abortion and the Catholic Church

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Catholic leaders know they have not persuaded one another, the public, or their own laity, to agree that contraception is evil. The belief that contraception is intrinsically evil, though sincere, does not make it true.

Smart Girl Guide to New Year's Eve

Shelby Knox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Shelby Knox

New Year's Eve - a sparkly dress, a glittering party, a bubbly drink, and if you're lucky, a kiss that lingers minutes past midnight. What better way to send off 2009 and ring in the next decade?

Is Contraception Murder?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The protesters I spoke with in Wisconsin believe that "the morning-after pill" is the equivalent of murder. They even believe that the birth control pill is a form of murder.

Media Blind to GOP Hypocrisy in Health Care Debate

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Bonavoglia

The Republicans protesting health care reform are the same people who have brought us an avalanche of governmental regulations dictating the availability of women's reproductive health care.

Women Need a Plan B

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelli Conlin

Heightened awareness is critical to increasing use of Plan B: a safe, effective back up method of birth control. Nearly 40 percent of women 18-30 remain unaware of this valuable medication.

Athena Crossing the Potomac

Rachel Natelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Natelson

Many figures have decried the inequity of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," the president and Congress to repeal the law. However, one community has remained resolutely silent: national veterans service organizations.

The Morning After Pill Conspiracy

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Monday, the US district court finally got the anti-contraception genie, and some of the bullying lawless politics of the Bush era, back in the bottle.