January 6, 2014 - 8:09 am
The latest court challenges to the birth control benefit show how much the fight against the contraception mandate is really about the Christian right trying to establish an employer’s “right” to control your private sex life.
December 23, 2013 - 10:29 am
Anti-choicers are exploiting Christmas and making nonsensical attacks on women getting abortions with “empty manger” displays. Not only do these displays make no sense at all, they reveal the hard-heartedness of the supposed Christians behind them.
December 16, 2013 - 7:12 am
In the corners of the Internet, there’s a festering movement of men coaching each other to believe that men are oppressed because they don’t have sexual control over women’s bodies.
December 9, 2013 - 9:13 am
Anti-choice attacks on women’s access to insurance coverage for contraception and abortion are, in part, about building a legal case for controlling the private finances of women. The arguments being used could in the future apply even to your bank account.
December 2, 2013 - 8:35 am
The recent news about emergency contraception’s efficacy in women who weigh over 176 pounds shows how badly the media can screw up stories about weight and health. Here are some tips for writing about this issue in a way that is less shaming and more accurate.
November 25, 2013 - 9:53 am
Do you have a friend who wants to be on the pill but is afraid because of unscientific scare-mongering in the media? Here’s a guide, cribbed from vaccination advocates, on how to talk to people about the pill without turning them off or making them feel threatened.
November 11, 2013 - 8:14 am
Texas is shutting down abortion clinics, driving privileged women to travel far for abortion, and forcing lower-income women to endure forced pregnancy. This is where the entire country is headed, if the anti-choice movement prevails in the courts.
November 4, 2013 - 10:06 am
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new set of recommendations encouraging schools, parents, and communities to focus on destigmatizing condoms and making them more available to teenagers. What was once a radical idea is quickly becoming normalized.
October 28, 2013 - 10:12 am
Anti-choicers are trying to accuse liberals of hypocrisy because the health insurance exchanges let people know “unborn children” are included in coverage. But the only hypocrites here are people who claim to support life but are trying to demonize attempts to get pregnant women health coverage.
October 21, 2013 - 9:48 am
How did the Republicans get themselves into this shutdown mess? Part of the problem is they are remarkably out of touch, and you can look no further than Republican discourse on contraception to see how bad it’s gotten in the right-wing bubble.