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Republicans Contraception

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The Six Dumbest Things GOP Politicians Have Said About Birth Control Recently | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

Now that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, contraception no longer rules the national convers...

The Scarlet 'C'

Robert Walker | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

If all we get out of the latest Limbaugh firestorm is that it is not appropriate to call women sluts, prostitutes, or any of the other pejoratives commonly heaped on women, then we are missing the larger point: women suffer when their reproductive health and rights are abridged.

The Republican Assault On Women

Richard Klass | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

For all their howling about intrusive government, the Republicans who control the great Commonwealth of Virginia want to legislate the most intrusive procedure a woman can imagine.

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.

God Didn't Keep the Apple from Adam: Catholic Bishops Need to Stop Playing Politics With Choice

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Catholic institutions have been mandated by states to provide the access to contraception for years, without any backlash. So why are things different now?

Santorum and the 'Anti-contraception' Conservatives

Robert Walker | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Republicans have been anti-abortion since time immemorial, but there was a time when GOP leaders supported, or at least countenanced, government support for contraceptives. Those days appear to have vanished.