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The Good Company She Kept

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's true that in life we are known by the company we keep, why not expand that company after death? Especially if you've kept remarkably good company.

Wanted Children, Planned Families... Why Not?

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

The wanted child, the planned family. Can anybody argue that the wanted child and the planned family are not infinitely better off for everyone: child, family and society in general?So why are we fighting these battles?

Reading the Data on Declining Abortion Rates

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

When I began work on my book, I spoke with women like me who had had no access to safe and legal abortion. Our stories are of trips in strange cars, blindfolded and defenseless, to kitchen-table abortions performed by untrained criminals. But soon I began hearing equally distressing stories from young women today.

Laura Bassett

U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Lowest Point Since 1973

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

The U.S. abortion rate dropped significantly from 2008 to 2011 and hit its lowest point since 1973 (the year Roe v. Wade was decided), according to a ...

Reproductive Rights Today: Still Not Safe

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Amelia Shroyer

Why aren't we critical of men's sexuality in the same way we constantly scrutinize and blame women?

Laura Bassett

More Abortion Laws Enacted In Past 3 Years Than In Entire Previous Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

States have enacted more abortion restrictions in the past three years than in the entire previous decade, according to a new report by the Guttmacher...

New Guttmacher Video: "Benefits of Contraceptive Use in the United States"

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Sharon L. Camp

Contraception is basic preventive health care for women -- a simple truth that is too often lost in our national political discourse.

40 Percent Of Young Adults Think Birth Control 'Doesn't Matter'

Posted 05.16.2012 | Education

Greater education about contraception is directly correlated to a decrease in risky sexual behavior among young adults, according to a new study. B...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Some States Buck National Trend, Expand Abortion Access

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As many states debate and pass new restrictions on abortion, often against increasing resistance, a small number of others are consideri...

Sex Ed Makes for Smarter Sexual Decisions -- So Why Aren't Politicians Promoting Such Programs?

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 05.30.2012 | Education
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Policymakers have been ignoring the evidence for far too long, continuing to cultivate a culture of sexually ignorant youth, who lack the knowledge and skills necessary to postpone sex or protect themselves.

The Birth Control Debate That Isn't Happening

Margie Omero | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

It's 2012, but to hear the Right talk about birth control, and "emotional" women in the workforce and the military, one might think we're trapped in Downton Abbey's 1914.

What Women Really Want for Valentine's Day

Robert Engelman | Posted 04.14.2012 | Impact
Robert Engelman

Access to family planning and other reproductive health services safeguard the lives of women and their children and promote families that are emotionally and economically healthy.

Dear Rick Santorum: Whose Family? Whose Values?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

I agree with Santorum et al. that the American family is indeed under attack. The question is: By whom?

Number of Teens Getting Pregnant, Having Abortions Plummets

Posted 02.09.2012 | Home

A Guttmacher Institute study reveals that in 2008, teen births and abortions decreased to their lowest levels since 1972 -- the year before the Suprem...

Behind the Sharp Decline in Teen Births

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Sharon L. Camp

The recently-reported decline in teen pregnancy can be linked almost exclusively to improvements in teens' contraceptive use, according to new data from a major government study, the CDC's National Survey of Family Growth.

Seven Billion People & Women's Rights: What Is the Connection?

Anushay Hossain | Posted 01.01.2012 | World
Anushay Hossain

Reaching seven billion may be a milestone today, but unless we address women being able to access modern contraception, this number will only increase and bring with it dire consequences.

Laura Bassett

Kansas Restrictions on Private Abortion Coverage Are Challenged In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against a new Kansas law that bans the coverage of abortion as part of standar...

Gag Me: The War on Women Goes Global

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.27.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Surely you have heard that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to reinstate the Global Gag Rule that prevents any family planning agencies that provide information about abortion service from receiving any U.S. foreign aid.

Laura Bassett

Unintended Pregnancies Cost Taxpayers $11 Billion A Year: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

During a recent debate over a bill that would make it necessary for women to buy separate, abortion-only insurance policies to cover the expensive pro...

GOP Governor Likely To Approve 'Some Of The Strictest' Abortion Restrictions In Country

AP | By NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota's governor said Thursday that he'll likely sign off on new abortion guidelines that would be some of the strictest in the...

Weekly Pulse: Giffords Shooting Reveals Flaws in U.S. Mental Health Services

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head at a constituent outreach event in a supermarket...

Weekly Pulse: End-of-Life Counseling Returns, But Death Panels Still Nonsense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A proposed program to cover counseling sessions for seniors on end-of-life care has risen from the a...

Important Progress, But Also New Challenges, in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon L. Camp

Fewer people worldwide are getting infected with HIV than 10 years ago, and those who have already contracted the virus are living longer, according t...

Baby Boom Has Gone Bust

Tom Silva | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Silva

One unexpected side effect of economic hard times is a sharp decline in birth rates. In Illinois, for example, the birth rate has fallen to its lowes...

Weekly Pulse: Prostate Health is Girly and Other Health Care Paradoxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week's health care news was full of mind-bending paradoxes: Prostate health is girly, abstinence-...