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Conservatives Freak Out After Democratic Senator Mentions “Menstruation” During Birth Control Debate

The Republican war on women an interesting turn earlier today when a male Democratic Senator had the unmitigated gall to use a scientific term with respects to the birth control debate. 

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The Affordable Care Act and Ella: New Potential for an “Old” Drug

In the world of emergency contraception (EC), August 1, 2012 also means one EC option just got a lot more affordable for many women.  

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Fortnight for Freedom – Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Religious freedom means that the government should not privilege the teachings of one religion over another or deny individual religious freedom. Individuals must have the right to accept or reject the principles of their own faith without legal restrictions.

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On Contraceptive Coverage, the Government Is Right, the Bishops Are Wrong, and This Is Why

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

The Obama Administration is right to require insurance companies to cover contraception for public employees. The bishops are wrong to seek to use the government to limit the decision-making power of American women.  And they are surely wrong to call what they are trying to do freedom.

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Litigation Seeks to Turn Back the Clock on Contraception: Women’s Advances Due to Birth Control Are at Risk

On the anniversary of a crucial Supreme Court ruling on contraception, a woman’s right to use birth control is once again under attack.

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De-fund “Immoral Institutions?” Let’s Start with the Archdiocese

Let us call upon Cardinal Dolan, the USCCB, and their political allies to practice what they preach. Eliminating public funds and taxpayer support for organizations criminally convicted of protecting child predators will prove they are standing on principle.

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Twelve More Lawsuits, Still No Case

This week, 12 new lawsuits were filed challenging the contraceptive coverage rule, doubling those already in play. The lawsuits have made a splash by virtue of their number, but when you take a moment to actually look at them, there’s nothing to see. The rule is constitutional, it violates no federal law, and it’s incredibly important for women.

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Mamahood by Choice, Not Chance

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This Mama’s Day, I encourage all women to stand up and say, “Mamahood by Choice!” Becoming a mama should always be a decision that a woman makes with her partnerand not because she doesn’t have access to family planning. 

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Fighting Fire with Water: The Christian Role in the War on Women

To keep the #WaronWomen going, warmongers depend on convincing congregations of American Christians that the Bible commands them to seize control of a woman’s right to her own life. If we are to fight back effectively, we must have the patience and strength to forge personal connections, showing them that there is another, Christian way.

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No-Co-Pay Contraceptive Coverage Fails in Minnesota Because Republicans Find the Issue Too “Embarrassing”

What exactly is so embarrassing about birth control?

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