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Boehner Responds To Limbaugh's Explosive Comments

Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) pushed back Friday against Rush Limbaugh's inflammatory comments about Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke. "Th...

Why Our Blunt Narrative Doesn't Win

Eric Sapp | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Eric Sapp

By making contraception only about women's health, we're telling voters contraception decisions are not about parents, not about men, and not about families.

You Don't Have a Right to Force Other People to Pay for Your Birth Control

John Hawkins | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
John Hawkins

Look, I don't really give a sh*t what you do with your life, and I want government out of my bedroom as much as the next female of child-bearing age. ...

Sam Stein

Kathleen Sebelius Decries 'Cynical Attempt To Roll Back Decades Of Progress In Women's Health' | Sam Stein | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minutes after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney found himself tripped up over whether or not he supported a bill that would allow em...

Cardinal: Catholic Hospitals, Universities May Close Over Birth Control Mandate

Posted 02.29.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George on Sunday threatened that, because the Catholic Church "is being told she must 'give up'" its religious fre...

No Right Door on Birth Control

Andrea Kane | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Andrea Kane

The current, senseless uproar has revealed a profound lack of understanding about contraception and how it actually works for real women. Most unsettling is that some of these men are opining about, and in some cases legislating for, changes that would harm women's health.

"Appropriate" Testimony for Congress to Hear

Nita Chaudhary | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Nita Chaudhary

We are confident that Republican chairmen of the committees will not feature testimony from the millions of Americans who rely on birth control to survive -- financially and medically. Since we won't hear these important stories at the hearings today, we'll put their stories out here.

Turning the Tide for Women: Vaginal Americans Rejoice?

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

Transvaginal ultrasounds mandated in Virginia? Bring it! Aspirin as birth control! Tell me more. Things have threatened to become so comically repressive, it's woken us up out of our stupor. We're mad as hell.

An Ecumenical Defense of the Separation of Church and State

Terence Clarke | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics
Terence Clarke

I'm sure that, like their Republican Party counterparts, few of the men who testified before the committee would object to the notion that Church and State must be firmly separated from each other.

Laura Bassett

Blunt Amendment Is 'Desperate' GOP Election Strategy, Senate Dems Say | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

After President Obama offered a compromise to his birth control coverage rule, which would allow faith-based organizations to opt out of covering the ...

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...

Jaweed Kaleem

President Obama's Faith Inspires Pastors' Defense Of White House Religion Policies | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

Religious and nonprofit group leaders Thursday defended President Barack Obama's spiritual beliefs and his administration's support of faith-based gro...

States Challenge Bold Obama Rule

AP | GRANT SCHULTE | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Seven states asked a federal judge Thursday to block an Obama administration mandate that requires birth control coverage for em...

Contraception Wars and Woes

William O'Rourke | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
William O'Rourke

Religion may no longer be the opiate of the people, but it is certainly the father -- not the mother -- of all political wedge issues.

Woman Snubbed By GOP Gets Her Turn On The Hill

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Washington — Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke was given her chance to talk to Congress Thursday, even though lawmakers were on a b...

Pass the DUH Act

Jess Coleman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Jess Coleman

Following the Catholic Church's declaration of war on contraception, the Republican-controlled House decided to delve deeper into the issue of women's health. Fair enough. But where were the women?

Two to Tango: Why Women (Shouldn't) Have to Fight for Contraception

Remy M. Maisel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Remy M. Maisel

For all the progress we as a society have made toward equality for women, there remains a double standard on the issue of sex.

Beyond Birth Control: A Southern Gal's Take on the Man Problem

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 04.24.2012 | Women
Marjorie Clifton

Gentlemen, don't stop opening doors... just don't forget the doors to the newsroom and the boardroom.

Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich Calls Obama An 'Extremist' Who Supported 'Infanticide' | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates Wednesday night, during a GOP debate in Arizona, took shots at President Barack Obama for his pro-choice histor...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Seeks To Make Birth Control 'Obsolete And Outdated' | John Celock | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire has proposed repealing the state's requirement to provide insurance coverage for birth control by attaching the...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrats To Hear Birth Control Testimony From Woman Rejected By GOP | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In case it wasn't already apparent how politicized women's health has become on Capitol Hill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali...

Laura Bassett

Former Bush Official Files Suit Against Birth Control Rule | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Jim Towey, the former director of George W. Bush’s Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, slapped that same office with a federal lawsuit an...

WATCH: GOP Congressman Says Birth Control Debate 'Not About Women'

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago

Opponents of U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh fired back at the conservative Illinois congressmen over the weekend after he said the national debate over birth con...

Warning: Republicans May Be Dangerous to Women's Health and Safety

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The social conservative wing of the Republican Party has also long contained a strong strain of hostility to sex for purposes other than procreation and a fear of women being able to control their bodies without the dominance of men.

A Father's Perspective on the Contraception War

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

In recent weeks, the nation has talked more about contraception than at any other time during my 58 years of life. Many Republican office holders and outspoken Catholic bishops call the discussion one of religious liberty. For me, it is a matter of whom I trust.