Title X defund to Planned Parenthood was to divert funding to local health departments. Proponents stated that the contraceptive needs of low-income women could be satisfactorily met through these providers. For the women of Miami County, Kansas, that theory is already proving false. The women of Miami County have been denied access to their contraception.
Steven Waldman proposes the following hypothetical situation: more premarital sex and fewer abortions. Would pro-lifers accept this trade-off?
Pro-choice Paul Begich wins Alaska Senate seat; will anti-choicers fighting Roe be marginalized?; Ross Douthat says anti-choicers should drop war on contraception; Dr. George Tiller’s lawyers argue that charges should be dismissed.
Under current law, recipients of federal money cannot force medical professionals to provide abortion or sterilization services if they object for moral or religious reasons. But proposed regulations would expand these laws at patients’ expense.
The extremists are coming out of the closet with their real agenda: the assault on birth control.
There’s no evidence that any birth control method prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the womb. Why isn’t that a relief to pro-lifers?
Millions of Americans know that contraception is not abortion. And 325,000 of them have signed a new MoveOn petition to block HHS draft regulations that would redefine contraception as abortion.
Iowa Gov. Chet Culver last week voiced his displeasure with President George W. Bush’s proposed rule change that would redefine birth control as abortion.
Access to contraception is the only proven way to reduce unwanted pregnancy rates, so it’s no wonder that Americans overwhelmingly support contraception. Yet few know that more and more candidates vying for their vote don’t.
The Medical Right wants more expansive protections for physicians who object to providing reproductive health care services for moral or religious reasons. And they aren’t stopping with abortion care and referral.