Oregon lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill allowing women to get birth control prescriptions from a pharmacist instead of a physician, a shift that could vastly expand access to contraceptives throughout the state.
Amanda’s Marcotte’s piece “Refuting Powers: Many Obstacles to Contraceptive Access” claimed that I wrote in a recent column that “contraception…may in fact cause abortion.” This is quite a doozy.
Montana is one of only four states—along with North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas—that have legislative bans on the coverage of contraceptives by CHIP.
Of all the supposed “pork” in the proposed economic stimulus bill, perhaps none got so much media attention as the provision to extend family planning to more low-income women.
How can a technical fix in legislation that costs the federal government nothing be smeared as an “earmark?” When it will restore three million low-income and college women’s ability to access affordable birth control.
When access to contraception is politicized, the well-being of the young adult is not the primary concern.
A new Council of Europe report reiterates what we already know – availability of legal abortion reduces the rate of unsafe abortion.
Is the Bush administration laying the administrative groundwork for promulgating the new HHS provider conscience regulations?
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.
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.