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Obama Contraception

The War on Sex for Pleasure

Beth Burkstrand-Reid | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Beth Burkstrand-Reid

Reproductive health services are important because the act of sex is important. But it is very unlikely that we will soon see elected officials admit en masse that they like having sex with their spouses and (by God!) birth control should be therefore be accessible for that very reason.

The Illusion of Religious Choice

Joseph Rauch | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

I do not think raising a child without religious values bears more merit than raising a child with religious values, but the development is certainly worth looking into.

Pittsburgh Priests To Bishop: Listen To Laity On Contraception

Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion

By Joshua J. McElwee National Catholic Reporter Several priests of the Pittsburgh diocese have met with Bishop David Zubik -- the prelate who said...

Catholic Bishops Support Republicans

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 06.10.2012 | Religion
Fred Rotondaro

The bishops would of course never tell their parishioners to vote Republican, but they left little to the imagination. Priests would preach at mass about the necessity of voting only for pro-life candidates.

Bishops Say Obama Compromise Is 'Unconstitutional'

Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The nation's Catholic bishops say the Obama administration's proposed revisions to a mandate that requ...

Tea Party Senator's Advice To Women Who Can't Afford Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) weighed into the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's birth control mandate this weekend, dismissing the concern...

Laura Bassett

Birth Control Access Boosts Women's Pay: Study | 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...

The Great American Ovary Debate: 2012's Super Wedge Issue

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Conservative groups in particular found power and leverage with so-called wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage in the past. With contraception, however, they've awoken the sleeping giant voting majority who don't want their ovaries to be debated.

Obama Administration Lays Out Options On Birth Control

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration signaled Friday it's willing to help insurance companies offset the cost of providing free birth control t...

Sexual Politics and Family Values: Let's Get It Right

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Susan Ochshorn

With all due respect to Obama, whose support for women is welcome, we're so beyond the question of free civic discourse. That we're quibbling about the right to contraception in 2012 is terrifying.

Advertisers Fearful Of Talk Radio After Limbaugh Scandal

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.10.2012 | Media

The overwhelming exodus of advertisers from Rush Limbaugh's show has big-name companies rethinking their relationship with talk radio. According to...

Elise Foley

Pollster: There's No Democrat Conspiracy On Sandra Fluke | Elise Foley | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics

Pollster Celinda Lake responded on Friday to the rumblings of conservative commentators who claim the Obama administration planted Georgetown law stud...

Who's Getting Paid to Have Sex? The Politicization of Female Sexuality

Nicole Skibola | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Nicole Skibola

We need to think about gender parity as not equal expenditure by an employer on male and female employees, but equal treatment as to the physiological needs of each sex.

What War On Religion?

Rev. Richard Cizik | Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion
Rev. Richard Cizik

Let's not allow the political noise of an election year to distract us from basic facts or reject pragmatic solutions that will help the American people.

Birth Control, Abortion Battles Inspire Protest Legislation (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Debates over birth control and abortion have taken center stage in the states and in Congress, with Republicans in many state legislatures weighing bi...

Bachmann Sounds Dire Warning About Contraception Mandate

Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) warned Tuesday that President Barack Obama's contraception mandate requiring most religiously-affiliated employers' he...

Laura Bassett

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

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Democrats Launch Petition Targeting Rush Limbaugh | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats have raised more than $1.1 million and collected almost 500,000 signatures with their "war on women" campaign, in just o...

Sam Stein

Obama Calls Sandra Fluke | Sam Stein | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

President Obama on Friday placed a call to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law school student at the heart of the debate over the contraceptio...

No Birth Control? Better Start the Sex Savings Account

Heather Buchanan | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Heather Buchanan

If not birth control, what are the options? Do we wish to regress to the rhythm method? If men can't even remember their anniversaries, how are they supposed to keep their partner's monthly ovulation calendar in their mind?

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.