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Obama Contraception

Biden: First Version Of Contraception Law Was 'Screwed Up'

Benjamin Hart | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Speaking at Iowa State University on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden told students that the first version of the Obama administration's recently an...

Stopping the Attack on Women's Rights

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

If there's one thing I've learned from my time serving in the military, in the state legislature, and on the city council, it's that, when you're facing someone who's trying to bully you, you can't back down.

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.

Let's Not Play Political Football With Women's Health

Crisanta Duran | Posted 05.01.2012 | Denver
Crisanta Duran

As the youngest representative currently serving in the Colorado state House, I am disappointed by the assault on women's access to health care. It is unbelievable that this assault on women's health is taking place in 2012.

Republicans Push 'Religious Liberty' Attack on Obama

Peter Montgomery | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Peter Montgomery

House Republicans kept up their attacks on President Obama's supposed "hostility" to religious liberty with a Judiciary Committee hearing that lasted well into the evening on Tuesday.

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.

Imposing 'Sharia': Roman Catholic Version

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

It is Roman Catholic "sharia" about contraception that the USCCB has been trying to impose on Americans of all faiths and beliefs who happen to work at a Catholic-sponsored hospital or university.

Friday Talking Points -- My "War on Women" Rant

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Maybe we should hold a hearing on prostate health and invite a panel of all women to testify why they're morally opposed to treating it. You see how ridiculous it sounds when the shoe's on the other foot?

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 ...

The Contraception Controversy as Seen Through a Doctor's Lens

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

How many more parties are we willing to invite into the therapeutic conversations we have with our health care professionals? If a CEO of a major company is an anti-vaccine activist, can she refuse to let her company's health plan cover routine immunizations for children, as a matter of conscience?

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.

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrats Hold Birth Control Hearing With Themselves | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Here's what happened in Congress on Thursday: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) presided over a hearing on women's health, f...

50 Years Ago?

Debbie Halvorson | Posted 02.23.2012 | Chicago
Debbie Halvorson

This type of treatment toward women's health is something you might have expected 50 years ago, but not today. Women have been making progress, but this reminds us that there is much work that needs to be done.

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.

Purple Poll: Santorum More Popular Than Romney in Swing States

Doug Usher | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics
Doug Usher

Who is more electable -- Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney? How are voters evaluating the economy, and whom do they hold responsible? And how have voters reacted to President Obama's recent decision around insurance coverage for contraception?

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...

Don't Judge This Christian By Her Cover

Meredith A. Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Meredith A. Bennett-Smith

We as a society have become so polarized of late, the belief in a higher power has become a caricature, used to label vast groups of actually quite diverse peoples for the purpose of sweeping, often ignorant rhetoric and ideological cable network warfare.

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...

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.

And Again: Political Strategy Trumps Female Well-Being

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.21.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

With mounting signs that the economy is getting some traction, boiling populist rage is dialing down to a grumbling simmer. This raises the possibility of the GOP nightmare scenario: voters going into the election in a reasonably upbeat mood.

Why the War on Birth Control Is a Political Disaster for the GOP

Robert Creamer | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

You have to wonder if the Republican presidential candidates have lost their minds. Their positions are so far outside the political mainstream that they might as well be on the former planet Pluto.