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GOP Candidate Comes Up With A New, Misleading Obamacare Claim

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

At a Tuesday candidate debate, Virginia Republican Senate nominee Ed Gillespie offered a confusing explanation for how repealing the Affordable Care A...

A Pill By Any Other Name...

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Women
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

Changing the way we refer to the pill would not be difficult since most people are unaware of the many available brand names. While star-studded Viagra ads have splashed across the Super Bowl, there have been far fewer efforts to normalize the pill in American advertising.

A Right to Contraception Without Access Is a Disaster for the Black Community

Renee Bracey Sherman | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Renee Bracey Sherman

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, likely affecting access to contraception for millions of women across the country.

Ahead Of Hobby Lobby Decision, Americans Split On Contraception Mandate For Religious Employers

The Huffington Post | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

Just days before the expected announcement of the Supreme Court's ruling in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds Americans...

The Contraceptive Mandate Finally Leads America Out of the Victorian Era

Ellen Chesler | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics
Ellen Chesler

The Affordable Care Act demonstrates an affirmative, proactive step from government for women's access to reproductive health care, but conservatives are bent on moving backwards.

Contraception Mandate War: The Endless Saga Continues...

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 04.27.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

For those who haven't been following every twist and turn of this controversial issue, you may have (wrongly) assumed that the contraception mandate war has long been settled by now. Alas.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Birth Control

Brittney Bullock | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Brittney Bullock

With the aid of birth control, women are afforded the freedom to live as carefree as any man. It relinquishes the burden of unplanned parenthood; it is, in fact, a liberator.

Reince Priebus Rebukes Huckabee's Libido Comments

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus on Monday criticized Mike Huckabee's controversial comments about women and birth control, saying H...

Laura Bassett

Mike Huckabee: Democrats Tell Women 'They Cannot Control Their Libido'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is so fed up with the anti-Republican "War on Women" narrative that he went on a rant Thursday, a...

Dozens Of Religious Groups Protest Contraception Mandate

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Ann Rodgers | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion

Leaders from the nation's two largest religious bodies -- the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention -- released an interfaith letter cal...

Laura Bassett

White House Weighs In On Contraception

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration announced the final rules under the Affordable Care Act on Friday requiring most employer health insurance plans to cover emp...

Wonderful News for Women: Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception On Its Way

Cecile Richards | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Hopefully, with this decision, women all over the country will soon be able to walk into a pharmacy and pick up emergency contraception off the shelves, as soon as they need it -- no barriers, no shame.

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.

Bubblegum and the Date Rape Cocktail

Mark Morford | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Mark Morford

After years and ridiculous politicking and inexplicable delays, a federal judge just ordered the FDA to finally allow emergency contraception to be made available over the counter for women and girls of all ages. It's true. And it's sort of a big deal.

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.

Pandora's Pillbox: Obamacare as Proxy Culture War

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

Our health care system is the dumping ground for all of our worst, unresolved arguments as a society. It is a long, messy list, and runs from the ovary to the grave.

State's Anti-Obamacare Law Smacked Down

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge has struck down a Missouri law exempting moral objectors from mandatory birth control coverage because it confl...

Birth Control Works... But Only When Women Have Access to It

Cecile Richards | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Women's preventive care -- including birth control -- is basic health care. This shouldn't be a revolutionary idea, but unfortunately it is to some.

Emily Swanson

Americans Divided On Exemptions For Contraception Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Americans are divided over whether religiously affiliated non-profits should be exempt from having to cover the costs of their employees' contraceptio...

Laura Bassett

HHS Announces New Details On Contraception Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Faced with nearly 50 lawsuits by employers with religious objections, the Obama administration announced on Friday new details of the contraception co...

Feds To Judge: Drop Religious Birth Control Lawsuit

AP | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — The federal government has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and other religious i...

Catherine Pearson

Can You Get Free Birth Control Now?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Group Tries To Block Controversial Obamacare Provision

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — An arts and craft supply company owned by a Christian family asked a judge Thursday to block a portion of the new federal health...

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 ...

Laura Bassett

Obama Makes Play For Women Voters In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

On a day when Mitt Romney's campaign took heat for touting the health care reform law he implemented while governor of Massachusetts, President Barack...