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Laura Bassett

Nuns Lose Case Against Birth Control Mandate | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Little Sisters of the Poor, a Denver-based Catholic order of nuns, must comply with the Affordable Care...

It's Still Pretty Hard For Women To Get Free Birth Control

Emily Cohn | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Emily Cohn

Obamacare was supposed to make birth control free for all women. But that reality is still far off.

CVS Caught Illegally Charging Women For Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business

CVS has been illegally charging women for birth control, violating an Obamacare provision that forces insurers to cover generic contraceptives at no c...

Catherine Pearson

Can You Get Free Birth Control Now? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women

Fall is in full swing. The leaves have turned, we've traded T-shirts for turtlenecks and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Slightly less colorfu...

Laura Bassett

Shocking Study: Free Birth Control Drops Abortion Rates | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

When women are given access to birth control at no cost, the rate of unintended pregnancies and abortions among them drops dramatically, according to ...

Why Birth Control With No Co-Pay Will Help African-American Women

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

For many African-American women, cost often determines whether we can choose and maintain the most appropriate method of birth control, especially during hard times. The new federal ruling has the potential to change that.

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...

Health Group Backs Free Birth Control For Women

Reuters | Posted 09.19.2011 | Healthy Living

A U.S. medical advisory group recommended providing women free birth control and other preventive health services under the nation's healthcare overha...

Laura Bassett

Birth Control May Become Free Under All Health Insurance Plans | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A highly influential panel of medical experts recommended to the U.S. Department of Health on Tuesday that all health insurance plans be...

What Should Climate Hawks Do Next? Fight for Free Birth Control

Lisa Hymas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Hymas

It should be obvious why climate hawks need to care about making birth control widely accessible: fewer unwanted pregnancies will mean fewer unwanted births and, ultimately, fewer greenhouse gases.

Weekly Pulse: Where Are the Anti-Choicers at the Kagan Hearings?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

As Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan begins her second week of confirmation hearings, Mother Jones' Stephanie Mencimer wonders why the anti-abortion protesters have been uncharacteristically subdued this time around.