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Dear CVS: A Real ‘Health-Care Company’ Guarantees In-Store Access to Birth Control

If CVS wishes to keep moving in the direction of providing health care, the women who patronize it need to know they can come in to the store for contraceptives and leave that same store with contraceptives in hand.

If CVS wishes to keep moving in the direction of providing health care, the women who patronize it need to know they can come in to the store for contraceptives and leave that same store with contraceptives in hand.

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RJ Court Watch: Contraception and the First Amendment

Elizabeth Sepper (left) and Greg Lipper.

In the first episode of RH Reality Check‘s new podcast, RJ Court Watch, Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo discuss the legal challenges to the contraception mandate, including whether or not corporations can exercise a conscience, and whether or not the First Amendment speaks to or has any role in governing employee health insurance plans.

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A History of Condoms

Since the dawn of time, we humans have been wrapping up penises in hopes of preventing pregnancy and infections. Learn about the fascinating history of the condom, so that the next time you reach for that little latex friend, know that you’re one of many people throughout history who has relied on the condom to keep you safe and healthy. [via Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest]

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Anti-Planned Parenthood Congressman: ‘I Have Been Fixed. My Wife Has Been Fixed’

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.

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.

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Plan C: The Safe Strategy for a Missed Period When You Don’t Want To Be Pregnant

A "plan C" exists, and it should be available to all women.

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.

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Mike Huckabee’s Slut-Shaming, and the ‘War’ for CPC Disclosure Laws

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.

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The Establishment Clause: A Simpler Answer to the Contraception Question?

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?

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?

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Looking Ahead to 2014, and New Objections to the Contraception Mandate

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.

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Ten Ways a Condom Can’t Protect You

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.

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Can Signing a Form Impede Religious Liberty?

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]

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