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Friday Talking Points -- Ships Leaving A Sinking Rat

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the stream of Republicans fleeing the Donald Trump candidacy becomes a flood, it does seem the appropriate metaphor to use -- the ships are leaving the sinking rat this time, not the other way 'round.

Some Young Men Don’t Know About The Morning-After Pill, But They Should

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living

An alarming proportion of young men may not be aware of emergency contraception, according to a recent study. The research, published in the March edi...

Here's Why Plan B Costs So Much

Bustle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Bustle

Though women and men across the country no longer need a prescription for Plan B One-Step -- this month marks the one-year anniversary of the repeal of age restrictions on emergency contraception -- it's still pretty expensive. Some would argue prohibitively so.

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

1 In 5 Times, A Man Can't Buy The Morning-After Pill

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business

If a guy needs to buy the morning-after pill for a female friend, he's going to need to rely on a fair amount of luck. That's because a study found yo...

Why the Hobby Lobby Decision Is a Stunning Setback for Women's Rights

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Lisa Bloom

Defensively, the five Catholic male Supreme Court justices in the majority took some time to insist that their ruling is narrow. Don't believe it. The decision is a radical departure from prior law with monumental implications.

Christian Companies Want to Own Your Body

John Shore | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
John Shore

Hobby Lobby has no more right to tell its employees how to use their health insurance benefits than it does to tell them how to spend the money they earn. Health insurance does not belong to the employer. It belongs to the employee.

Morning-After Pills May Be Less Effective In Women Over 165 Pounds

Posted 01.24.2014 | Women

Are emergency contraceptives really less effective in heavier women? In November, French pharmaceutical company HRA Pharma announced that it was a...

My 2013 'McLaughlin Awards' [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Worst politician: There was no shortage of nominees in this category, as usual. Reince Priebus, Anthony Weiner, Trey Radel and crack-smoking mayor of Toronto Rob Ford all did their best to claim the title of Worst Politician, in fact.

The Supreme Court Should Adhere to Scientific Definitions When Hearing Anti-Contraception Lawsuits

Jessica Arons | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Jessica Arons

There are a number of important issues at play in these cases, but a central one should be this: must the law accommodate those whose religious beliefs lead to conclusions that are scientifically incorrect?

Morning-After Pill's Troubling New Warning For Heavier Users

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.26.2013 | Women

The manufacturer of Norlevo, a European emergency contraceptive pill identical to widely used American-made pills, reportedly will issue a warning tha...

A Great Victory for Women: Emergency Contraception Soon Available Regardless of Age

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.11.2013 | Women
Steve Siebold

By allowing emergency contraception available at any age, we're truly allowing women to have total control of their bodies, minus interference from the church, state, doctors or anyone else. Today is another step forward for women's rights!

New Morning After Pill

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Jonathan Richards | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Obama Should Admit Defeat on Morning-After Pill

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's tough when even some Republicans are making more sense on an issue than the president. This is a losing battle for Obama, because the harder he fights it the more he's fighting against his own stated views on science and politics.

Cognitive Research Supports Plan B Access

Tamar Krishnamurti | Posted 07.24.2013 | Science
Tamar Krishnamurti

Where teens need help is in avoiding situations where they might lose control and in coping with situations when things have not gone as planned. Parental guidance can help with the former. Easy, informed access to Plan B can help with the latter.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Benghazi-Gate, Toomey-Gate and Ammo-Gate.

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin debate if Benghazi will prove to be more Whitewater than Watergate. Is Toomey gutsy to chide the Right for opposing his bipartisan bill just to stymie Obama? Are tyrannical feds buying up ammo to undermine gun rights?

Laura Bassett

Administration Dealt Blow In Birth Control Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

A federal judge on Friday denied the Obama administration's request to delay his order that the Plan B morning-after pill be made available over the c...

Friday Talking Points -- Most Disappointing Plan B

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A professional pundit was fired because he wrote an opinion piece that was factually inaccurate. Is that even a thing? "Journalists" can get fired for saying things which are false (things that five minutes of fact-checking would have proven laughably wrong), and for other stupid comments?

Plan B's Plan B

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Obama administration is trying to have it both ways on the "morning after" pill, and by doing so is taking a firm anti-scientific stand for irrationality. But Obama promised us all, in his first campaign, to do away with having politics dictate federal scientific policy.

DOJ To Appeal Order On Morning-After Pill Age Limits

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

One day after the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced its decision to lower the age for over-the-counter birth control access, the Department O...

Laura Bassett

FDA Lowers Age Limit For Morning-After Pill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that it will make a brand of emergency contraception known as Plan B One-Step available over the...

How We Won the Fight on the Morning-After Pill

Jenny F. Brown | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Jenny F. Brown

We didn't want full access to the morning-after pill because we live in fear, we wanted full access because the results of medical advances should be in our hands -- the birthright of every woman and girl.

Words That Shaped the Week: "Mad Men," "Chained C.P.I.", and "Arrested Development"

Vanity Fair | Posted 06.09.2013 | Media
Vanity Fair

By Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the ...

Women of All Ages Deserve Access to All Forms of Pregnancy Prevention

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Christine C. Quinn

Friday's momentous decision by a federal judge to overturn the age restrictions on sale of Plan B (the morning after pill) is long overdue and a landmark for reproductive rights.