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Roxane Gay on ‘Bad Feminism,’ the New Contraception Compromise, and Beyoncé’s ‘Flawless’ Performance

On this episode of Reality Cast, author Roxane Gay talks to us about being a “bad feminist.” In another segment, I discuss how the Obama administration has updated its policy on the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit. Also, Beyoncé sends heads spinning by publicly embracing feminism at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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‘Hobby Lobby’ Aftermath: Illinois Seeks to Expand Birth Control Access

The policy changes proposed by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services would, among other things, increase Medicaid funding for health-care providers to provide birth control for women patients as well as vasectomies for men.

The policy changes proposed by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services would, among other things, increase Medicaid funding for health-care providers to provide birth control for women patients as well as vasectomies for men.

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The Obama Administration Should Stop Bending to the Religious Right’s Will

With the release of yet another set of interim final regulations on Friday, the Obama administration has ostensibly provided another option for eligible organizations to avail themselves of the birth control accommodation. But in reality, what the administration has done is shot itself in the foot—again.

With the release of yet another set of interim final regulations on Friday, the Obama administration has ostensibly provided another option for eligible organizations to avail themselves of the birth control accommodation. But in reality, what the administration has done is shot itself in the foot—again.

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Twitter Faces Renewed Criticism for Condom Ad Policies

The controversy resurfaced last week when Washingtonian.com reported that Washington, D.C.’s Department of Health had similar trouble with posting condom ads to Twitter.

The controversy resurfaced last week when Washingtonian.com reported that Washington, D.C.’s Department of Health had similar trouble with posting condom ads to Twitter.

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‘The Next Hobby Lobby,’ and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Contraception

On this episode of Reality Cast, Irin Carmon explains the latest wrinkle in the litigation against insurance coverage for contraception. In another segment, I discuss a recent interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg in which she speaks some truth.

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Anti-Choice Groups Increasingly Reveal Their Anti-Contraception Agenda

Taking the temperature of the anti-choice movement post-Hobby Lobby, one thing becomes clear: Its members are getting braver all the time about admitting out loud that they're just anti-sex and out to get your birth control.

Taking the temperature of the anti-choice movement post-Hobby Lobby, one thing becomes clear: Its members are getting braver all the time about admitting out loud that they’re just anti-sex and out to get your birth control.

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New Legislation Would Cover Contraception for Military Servicewomen

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced a bill Wednesday that would expand reproductive health-care coverage for women in the military and their families.

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The Right’s Plan to Kill the Birth Control Benefit

Why is the Becket Fund expending so much time and money fighting against filling out a form—a requirement that, at first blush, seems like no big deal? As you’ll see, the implications of this brilliant legal strategy are anything but boring.

Why is the Becket Fund expending so much time and money fighting against filling out a form—a requirement that, at first blush, seems like no big deal? As you’ll see, the implications of this brilliant legal strategy are anything but boring.

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In Wake of ‘Hobby Lobby,’ Wisconsin to Stop Enforcing State Contraceptive Benefit Rule

Reproductive rights advocates and pro-choice politicians in the state argue that Wisconsin Republicans are misunderstanding and incorrectly applying the Hobby Lobby ruling.

Reproductive rights advocates and pro-choice politicians in the state argue that Wisconsin Republicans are misunderstanding and incorrectly applying the Hobby Lobby ruling.

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Proposed Republican Bill Would Treat Contraception Like a Luxury Good

Republicans are offering a bill that they claim protects a woman's access to contraception. But it's a poison pill that would reframe contraception not as a medical service, but as a luxury good that should only be available to those who can afford the cost of it.

Republicans are offering a bill that they claim protects a woman’s access to contraception. But it’s a poison pill that would reframe contraception not as a medical service, but as a luxury good that should only be available to those who can afford the cost of it.

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