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Employer-Based Birth Control Coverage Is Smart and Right

Laura Stepp | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics
Laura Stepp

The cost of offering family planning coverage to employees accounts for less than one percent of total employee coverage costs. These costs are easily offset by savings to the employer due to averted unplanned births.

Another Politically Motivated Investigation of Nonprofits?

Robert Walker | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Robert Walker

Now it's the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that appears to be taking a politically selective look at nonprofits. This time around, however, conservatives are not complaining. Why? Because they are the ones who are pushing GAO to do it.

Laura Bassett

Family Planning Has Saved The Government Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

Publicly funded family planning services saved the government a total of $10.5 billion in 2010 and prevented 760,000 abortions, according to a new stu...

Combating Cervical Cancer in the Latina Community

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.12.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The CDC reports that 60 percent of cervical cancers occur in women who have never received a Pap test or have not been tested within the last five years. So why aren't Latinas getting tested?

Laura Bassett

House Republicans Offer Dueling Bills To Defund Planned Parenthood

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

House Republicans are so eager to strip federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood that two of them have introduced identical bills to do s...

Time to End the War on Contraception

Robert Walker | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Walker

There should be, and always will be, issues that divide the nation, but contraception should not be one of them. Not even close. If ever there was an issue that should unite people on both sides of the aisle, family planning has to be it.

Women's Health on the Fiscal Cliff

Cecile Richards | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Access to health care for millions of women is on the line if Congress fails to act and the fiscal cliff's mandatory budget cuts take effect.

A Pocketbook Issue

Ann Ormsby | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Ann Ormsby

At last week's debate, Mitt Romney said "I believe every woman should have access to contraceptives." But the question is how? What is Romney's plan f...

Faith, Fear, and Family Planning

Robert Walker | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Listen to the clamor this year from the religious right and you would think that most people of faith reject family planning. Hardly. Public opinion polls have consistently shown that support for the use of contraceptives knows no religious bounds.

We're Not 'The Entitlement Generation'

Sandra Fluke | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Sandra Fluke

We agree that "we've got Americans who are struggling." Our question is why so many elected officials have only one answer for them: cutting their safety net while telling them to "go get a job." My generation is looking for better answers than that.

Pro-Life Advocates Should Support Family Planning

Jason Silverstein | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Jason Silverstein

Access to family planning, including effective contraception, has been shown to reduce abortions. This isn't complicated. Increasing family planning services reduces the number of unintended pregnancies.

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Taking Aim at Women's Health Care

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The first thing women should know about the Romney-Ryan budget is that it has been called the single largest transfer of wealth from middle- and low-income earners to millionaires and billionaires in our country's history.

Laura Bassett

Did John Roberts Accidentally Save Planned Parenthood?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - By rewriting the rules that govern which strings the federal government can attach to its spending on the state level, Chief Justice John...

Laura Bassett

Republican Sponsors Bill To Protect Planned Parenthood Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Planned Parenthood does not have many GOP friends in Congress, but one rare, pro-choice Republican in the House of Representatives stuck his neck out ...

The Irrelevance of Mitt Romney

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

There is only one thing important to know about Mitt Romney, and we already know it. He has no deep convictions. Without convictions, he is not going to step in front of the machine that brought him the White House, his cherished dream, and say "no."

No Right Door on Birth Control

Andrea Kane | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Andrea Kane

The current, senseless uproar has revealed a profound lack of understanding about contraception and how it actually works for real women. Most unsettling is that some of these men are opining about, and in some cases legislating for, changes that would harm women's health.

The Santorum Strain

Robert Walker | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Santorum represents a strain in American politics that believes preventing unintended and unwanted pregnancies is both a moral wrong and a social ill: women who engage in sexual intercourse -- voluntarily or not -- should have children by chance, not by choice.

Mitt Romney's $10,000 Question on Choice

Nancy Keenan | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Given Romney's swift embrace of extreme anti-choice policies, reporters and voters likely have some questions for him -- even though he decided against attending Huckabee's upcoming forum on abortion.

Laura Bassett

Republicans Revive Mission For Controversial Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Title X, the federal family planning grant that funds birth control and preventative health services for more than five million low-inco...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Lands Victory

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

Four states have passed legislation defunding Planned Parenthood so far this year, but the family planning provider is not going down without a fight....

The Real Costs of Politicians' Obsession With Reproductive Rights

Toni Panetta | Posted 08.23.2011 | Denver
Toni Panetta

The GOP's anti-abortion, anti-birth control contingent is all too willing to sell out America's women and their families in their quest to out-pro-life each other.

Laura Bassett

Kansas Anti-Abortion Bill Could Also Block Planned Parenthood Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Kansas state legislature passed a bill early Friday morning that bans insurance companies from offering abortion coverage in their g...

Still Looking for a Champion: Reproductive Health Under the Obama Administration

Jon O'Brien | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

When Obama was elected president, reproductive rights advocates hoped that we had found a champion. But his failure to lead on the reproductive rights front has exemplified the high price of standing still.

Celebrate Mothers Locally, Commit To Mothers Globally

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Rev. Debra Haffner

Access to maternal health care, contraception and family planning services can and should be available to all women, regardless of nationality, geography, economic status or other factors.

The Republican Attack on Women

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Title X saves the U.S. taxpayer at least $3.4 billion in health care costs annually. If Republicans plan to defund one of the largest providers of these services, they need to suggest an alternative.