Rep. Phil Roe, who has supported defunding Planned Parenthood, noted at the Heritage Action Conservative Policy Summit Monday that both he and his wife were voluntarily sterilized. He explained that after having three kids, if he’d had to raise another, he’d have thrown himself off the Capitol.
What is a woman to do if neither her plan A (birth control) nor her plan B (the morning-after pill) worked? Wouldn’t it be great if she had a plan C—a medicine similar to these other pills that would start her period and end her anxieties? Such a thing exists, and it should be available to all women.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Andrea Miller from NARAL Pro-Choice New York about a crisis pregnancy center lawsuit. In other segment, I discuss how Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) denounces contraception at the RNC and share some of the good news in the public discourse over reproductive rights.
What if the battalions of lawyers, pundits, and politicians have missed the easiest—and possibly best—argument against “corporate religious liberty rights” in the high-profile legal cases that challenge the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act?
On this episode of Reality Cast, the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Amanda Allen explains what to expect in 2014 in the States. In another segment, I discuss a lawsuit that is exposing the true motivations behind the attacks on the contraception mandate, and it looks like the Texas anti-abortion law is headed to the Supreme Court.
A condom might not be able to protect you against Lord Voldemort, the Daleks, or a wrecking ball, but it can help protect you from HIV and most other sexually transmitted infections. This video was created as part of an effort to raise awareness for World AIDS Day, which takes place every year on December 1.
Does signing a form that would exempt a religious group from complying with a mandate on coverage of contraception put a substantial burden on religious liberty? George Washington Law School Professor Spencer Overton and RH Reality Check‘s Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson discuss, with Karen Finney of MSNBC.com, recent court challenges to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act. [via MSNBC]
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.
The plan will result in less access to affordable, consistent birth control for the poor working women of Pennsylvania—which, as the federal birth control mandate demonstrates, is counter to the intention of health-care reform.
RH Reality Check takes a look at the recent media storm around emergency contraception and weight and explains what readers need to know about the research.