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.
Why would the Obama administration support such restrictions, which not only put the health and lives of young women at risk, but also further disable young women from taking control of our sexuality?
By preventing unintended pregnancies, contraception provides significant health, social, and economic benefits for women. But correct and consistent contraceptive use is critical.
Contraception is controversial only in politics. As we celebrate the anniversary of Griswold, we must fulfill its promise and ensure contraceptive access for all.
A lot of men, it turns out, get off on having power over women’s bodies, and are willing to bully, coerce, and even trick women into pregnancy to get that feeling of power over them. And anti-choicers are helping them maintain control.