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Paul Prescribed Lots Of Birth Control, Would Not Ban Plan B

Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

Ron Paul prescribed a lot of birth control during the four decades he worked as an obstetrician before becoming a congressman. "I was also putting ...

The Reinvention Exchange: Courage, Focus, Inspiration

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 05.15.2012 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

The process of reinventing any aspect of our lives requires courage, focus and inspiration. Is it spiritual, a relationship, or your career that needs a little shaking up?

Catherine New

A Surprising Place To Buy Birth Control | Catherine New | Posted 03.09.2012 | Money

When Lisa's monthly out-of-pocket costs for birth control rose 20 percent to $30 in December, it became too much. The 35-year-old switched to a cheape...

True Life: My School Sells Plan B In A Vending Machine

| Rebecca Streletz | Posted 04.17.2012 | College

When I arrived at Shippensburg University as a sophomore in August 2009, I saw Etter, the campus health center, as another unnecessary $200 fee being ...

Ex-Teacher Faces Felony For Giving Student Emergency Contraceptive

Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

A former Texas High School teacher faces felony charges for delivery of a dangerous drug after admitting to police that she gave a student an emergenc...

Birth Control and Why the Catholic Church Needs to Inform Its Own Conscience

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Marjorie Clifton

As a church, we need to re-examine the ways we are supporting (or failing to support) women and men who are struggling with sexuality, the economy, and the difficult decisions involved in responsible parenting.

Barack Obama: A Friend to Women's Health

Katie Breslin | Posted 04.08.2012 | College
Katie Breslin

When I am looking for a candidate that stood by women and fought for access to birth control, Barack Obama will be my candidate.

Take a Pill

Emily Spitzer | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

At the end of the day, each woman has to be able to make these health-related decisions for herself. It is not her employer, but her own sense of morality and the counsel of her doctor that must guide her choices.

Critics Get It Wrong on Contraceptive Coverage

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Opponents of the recent contraceptive coverage announcement by the Department of Health & Human Services are trying to twist this major advance on contraception into a fight about abortion.

Birth Control Matters

Nita Chaudhary | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Nita Chaudhary

Shouldn't we ask why women's health, our ability to control our lives and bodies and careers, is such a popular political football? Is it because the women who actually are affected have no voice in our political system?

The Surprising Reason Low-Income Teens Are Denied Access To Plan B

Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

The highest teen pregnancy rates in the U.S. are in low-income areas, and a surprising new study finds that in these communities, teens also have the ...

Another CVS Claims Uterus Is Required For Purchase Of Plan B

Jezebel | Posted 01.06.2012 | Women

Last month CVS apologized for refusing to let a man buy Plan B at a Houston store because he doesn't have a uterus. The pharmacy acknowledged that the...

The Year In Review

Linda Hallman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Linda Hallman

As 2011 comes to a close, it seems almost nonsensical to have to mention, let alone devote an article to, gender barriers. While women have made great strides, we still have a long way to go.

Political Hardball In the Plan B Emergency Contraception Decision

Rebecca Sive | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

I was appalled by the president's rejection of the scientific and medical advice he and Secretary Sebelius received, recommending exactly the opposite.

Science Has the Answer -- Depending on the Question

Michael D. Fayer | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Michael D. Fayer

In making her decision on Plan B, Kathleen Sebelius did not say that the FDA's science was wrong or that she had her own experts who disagreed with the FDA. She was making a policy decision, not a scientific decision.

Your Weekend Random-Ass Roundup: The Smug Face of Black Poverty and the Feds Take on America's "Toughest" Sheriff.

J.D. Bell | Posted 02.15.2012 | Black Voices
J.D. Bell

Gene Marks's epic poverty fail, faith-based slavery in a Georgia prison, and making the mundane crunk.

Amanda Terkel

Female Senator's Marital Status Used In Political Attack | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Maria Cantwell's (D-Wash.) position on Plan B emergency contraception is being called into question by her Republican opponent, due...

Seasoned Greetings: It's Another Ho-Ho-Horowitz Christmas!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Tough times? Try some tunes! We've got political carols! Financial carols! Scandal carols! Carols from the world of sports! Yes indeedy, friends -- it's a holiday miracle!

HHS Protects Kids In Vetoing Plan B Decision

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Health and Human Services acted to protect kids Dec. 7 when HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rejected a recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration to let stores sell powerful hormonal drugs to children over the counter.

Amanda Terkel

Elizabeth Warren Weighs In On Plan B Emergency Contraception | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren has spoken almost exclusively about the economy in her public appearances as she runs for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts....

Eight Reasons Obama Should Reverse His Mistake on Plan B

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Any time an administration finds science politically inconvenient, this precedent by a supposedly pro-science president will make it that much easier for future administrations to assert more absolute authority. That is dangerous for the future of science and the nation.

The Sebelius Trifecta

Kirsten Moore | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Kirsten Moore

By interjecting politics into the FDA drug review process, Secretary Sebelius placed the president in the unenviable position of not acting in the best interest of women's health. And politically, that's not a place the president wants to be.

Elise Foley

Rick Santorum Pleads With Iowans For Help | Elise Foley | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- As his poll numbers continue to languish, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum pleaded with a room of anti-abortion vot...

Laura Bassett

Is Obama On Thin Ice With Women Voters? | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Women played a huge role in propelling President Barack Obama to victory during the 2008 elections, supporting him more strongly than men by seven per...

Amanda Terkel

Senators Demand Answers On Administration's Plan B Decision | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen Democratic senators, led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), sent the Obama administration a letter on Tuesday asking for the scien...