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The Obama Administration’s Plan B Folly

Why does the Obama administration insist on keeping up this pointless fight?

Continuing to fight science and common sense on Plan B isn’t serving anyone’s interests. Pro-choicers are mad, anti-choicers aren’t placated, and women are hurt in the process. So why does the Obama administration insist on keeping up this pointless fight?

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The Top 11 Zingers From the Emergency Contraception Decision

A federal judge blasts the Obama administration on emergency contraception, and the battle over Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban heats up.

The judgment is littered with scathing descriptions of bad faith, politically-motivated maneuvering, and unbelievable wastes of time and taxpayers’ money as well as jaw-dropping legal mistakes—all of which go well beyond the language one expects to find in typical legal opinions.

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Self-Certification and the Contraceptive Coverage Rule: What Does it Mean for an Institution to “Hold Itself Out as Religious?”

Potential employees, students, and patients--as well as taxpayers generally--deserve to know who they are dealing with.

Some religiously-affiliated institutions characterize themselves as “secular” when recruiting or seeking public funding but “church-controlled” when demanding exemptions from the law, such as the birth control benefit. Potential employees, students, and patients—as well as taxpayers generally—deserve to know who they are dealing with.

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So What’s the Deal with the New Contraception Mandate Rules?

On Friday, in the latest case to address the provision in the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage in employee health insurance plans, the Third Circuit ruled that the Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation must comply.

I would argue that the new proposed rules don’t change anything for women. At all. They don’t restrict contraception access, nor do they take away contraception access previously available.

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UPDATE: A Closer Look at the Contraceptive Coverage Lawsuits: The Radical Agenda Behind the Fight Over Religious Exemptions

Thirty lawsuits have been filed by corporations challenging the HHS regulation requiring that most health plans cover contraceptives. A survey of these cases yields some useful information as to what the “religious freedom” debate is all about.

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House Once Again Seeks to Eliminate Funding for Family Planning, Planned Parenthood and Other Health Services

Image: stopthewaronwomen.com

Just a day or two after launching a politically-motivated “investigation” of Planned Parenthood, House leadership released a draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill that would effectively eliminate federally-funded family planning programs.

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An End to Waist-Up Wellness? You Can Help

Until January 13th, you have a voice in whether or not a new national prevention plan will include sexual health as a vital and normal part of a new national prevention plan.  Use it now.

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Eight Months On, HHS Still Peddles Abstinence-Only

The department of Health and Human Services is running a new TV commercial that tells parents “you don’t have to tell (your children) about ‘the parts’… just tell (them) to wait.”

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Bush HHS Tries End Run On Abstinence-Only Funds

The Bush Administration is planning an end run to entice states into applying for abstinence-only funds that Congress has yet to authorize, and potentially tie the hands of the next administration.

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