The Obama administration once again bends over backwards to accommodate “religious institutions” at the expense of religious freedom and public health, with unknown consequences down the line.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed the state budget, and once again has refused the inclusion of additional funding for family planning services. Christie previously vetoed the funding in 2012, in 2011, and twice in 2010.
New decisions mean emergency contraception will soon be available over-the-counter to women of all ages. While we celebrate this victory, we should also be using it as an opportunity to remind young people that there are much better ways to prevent pregnancy.
On this episode of Reality Cast, a representative from the Center for Reproductive Rights will be on to explain the new Plan B rules. I have another segment covering the victory, and the military is being investigated for its rape problem.
Right now, 222 million women—more than the populations of Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands combined—want modern contraception, but they can’t get it. If we gave these women what they wanted, we could have saved more than a million lives last year. Share this video to spread the word: we can save lives and money by investing in family planning. (via Population Action International) Join the June 13th Tweetathon and stand up for #AWomansWorth!
Women’s groups applaud a judge’s approval of the administration’s plan to make emergency contraception available over the counter, but remain wary of its commitment to doing so.
Public health advocates are celebrating Monday night’s announcement that the Obama administration will comply with a court order to make emergency contraception available over-the-counter without age restrictions.
Gosnell’s case has been used for a number of anti-choice bills. But one priest is using it to suggest getting rid of birth control altogether.
Now is the time to embrace the development of new health technologies that could provide simultaneous protection for the multiple health risks many women face.
An Oklahoma Republican wonders when supporting the prevention of unplanned pregnancies became “extremist” in the GOP.