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Laura Bassett

GOP Offers Birth Control Bill That Literally Does Nothing

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

In response to a proposal by Senate Democrats to require for-profit employers to cover birth control in their health plans, Senate Minority Leader Mit...

19 Democratic Senators To File Amicus Brief In Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Nineteen Democratic senators, including Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and four other women, are filing an amicus brief Tuesday in support of the Obama a...

Oklahoma Republican Blasts Party For Crusade Against Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

In a scathing critique of his Republican colleagues in the Oklahoma state Legislature, Rep. Doug Cox (R-Grove) questioned his party's efforts to restr...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The 7 Dumbest Things GOP Politicians Have Said Recently About Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Whether or not there's actually a "war on women," some in the Republican Party like to act as if they've already won it. In keeping with our cove...

Hugh Hefner: GOP Has Declared War Against Sex

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment

Hugh Hefner has broken his silence on the GOP candidates' increasingly dramatic rhetoric on sex, taking to the pages of Playboy to rail against what h...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The Six Dumbest Things GOP Politicians Have Said About Birth Control Recently

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sexual Counterrevolution In The GOP

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Nancy L. Cohen

Americans "have a constitutional right to be gay." So said Barry Goldwater, the 1964 right-wing Republican presidential candidate, in 1994. How the Republican Party has changed. Indeed, how the GOP changed goes a long way toward explaining America's national political delirium.

Laura Bassett

Birth Control Access Boosts Women's Pay: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.26.2012 | Women

While women still earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make in the United States, the gender wage gap has closed significantly over the past severa...

Laura Bassett

Susan B. Anthony List Says Rick Santorum Boosted By Birth Control Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum had a stronger than expected showing on Super Tuesday, defeating frontrunner Mitt Romney in Tennessee,...

The GOP Rush to Deny Coverage of Birth Control

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.04.2012 | Women
Carolyn Maloney

I would like to suggest to our Republican friends that they drop the pretense that the subject is religious freedom. It is not. Birth control is directly and undeniably related to women's health.

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.

Laura Bassett

Gender War Over Birth Control Boosts Democratic Campaigns

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Where are the women? The question, posed by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) to an all-male panel at Thursday's House Oversight Committee hearing on a...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, as Linsanity continued to grip the NBA, the old fashioned kind of madness dominated the political debate as the GOP continued to press its self-destructive battle over birth control. Who could have predicted that Republicans would want to make the 2012 election about uteruses instead of the economy? So we got the spectacle of a GOP-led House hearing on contraception that didn't have any women on the panel, and were treated to Santorum supporter Foster Friess' nostalgic longing for the days when "gals" used to put Bayer aspirin between their knees for contraception. In 2008, Obama and McCain basically split the male vote. But Obama got 56 percent of the women's vote, and 70 percent of unmarried women. Now maybe the GOP knows something the rest of us don't, but I'm guessing that a war against women's sexual and reproductive freedom is not a winning 2012 strategy. Could President Obama -- still presiding over high unemployment and millions of foreclosures -- be the luckiest man on earth?

99% of Women Have Used Contraceptives. The GOP Again Goes For The 1%

Michael Keegan | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The GOP has followed its extremist fringe off the deep end, leaving the rest of us back in the reality based world, and befuddled. Their strategists warned them not to do this, but it appears that to the GOP, unhinged fringe issues are like catnip.

Time to End Political Attacks on Contraception

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Let's move on to making sure our families are healthy. Let's move on to growing our economy. And let's move on to creating jobs and getting people back to work.