The Bush administration and the anti-choice movement have declared trench warfare against the women of America. The HHS rule change is nothing short of overriding the wishes and expectations of the larger population to cater to the fanatical religious right.
A new influx of faith-based pharmacies demonstrates that the “pro-life” groups want to take us back to the dark days when contraception was prohibited.
After intense criticism in the mainstream media and from millions of Americans, HHS has removed an explicit redefinition of contraception as abortion from proposed regulations. In so doing, the agency may have created a much larger problem.
The Bush administration is proposing sweeping new restrictions on recipients of health-related federal funding. Click here to send a letter to Secretary Leavitt and
demand that these draft regulations never come to fruition. And read more about the new regulations here.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has drafted regulations that would re-define contraception as abortion and prioritize “religiously held objections” to providing contraception over women’s rights and health.
John McCain hasn’t been able to give straight answers on birth control yet in his campaign. What would he say about proposed Bush regulations that could discourage doctors and health clinics from providing women with access to contraception?
Anti-choice forces have recently launched a new offensive – on birth control. But in Iowa, common sense prevails in a new initiative to reduce unintended pregnancies using contraception and family planning services.
Buoyed by their success in rolling back abortion rights, anti-choice groups seek nothing less than a complete American lifestyle makeover: sex can’t ever exclude the possibility of procreation.
It’s time to base our nation’s family planning policy on the broad consensus Americans have developed in support of access to contraception. Our government’s hostility to birth control must end before another Griswold anniversary comes and goes.
Take to the streets to defend your right to contraception this weekend! Plus, teen sexual behavior, a Habitat for Humanity development shut down thanks to the American Life League, and feminists defend “Sex and the City.”