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In Victory for Women, Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Birth Control Mandate

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A federal judge today dismissed the lawsuit filed by seven states attorneys general seeking to block the birth control mandate, the requirement under health reform that all insurance policies provide contraception without a co-pay.

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Change The Birth Control Conversation from Theocratic to Democratic

The fight against birth control coverage smacks of theocratic thinking – the notion that government ought to be ruled by or subject to religious authority. Clearly we need a much more inclusive conversation about religion and reproduction.

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Limbaugh is Sorry for Calling Fluke a “Slut,” But Why Were We ALL Sorry, Too?

This week’s back-and-forth over Rush Limbaugh’s use of the words “slut” and “prostitute” illustrates our deep discomfort with women’s sexuality.

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Faux-Apology Not Accepted: Fire Rush Limbaugh for His Hateful Misogyny

Rush Limbaugh’s limp quasi-apology to Sandra Fluke isn’t good enough. Clear Channel Communications, the largest radio station owner in the US, should fire him and establish a precedent whereby media commentators understand that misogynistic language and attitudes are unacceptable and career-ending.

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Who, Me? Limbaugh Regrets Not Slurring American Women With a Better Euphemism for Slut

Rush Limbaugh “apologizes” for his tirades against Sandra Fluke by suggesting that the only real problem is that he didn’t use better euphemisms when accusing 99 percent of American women of being sexually deviant because they use contraception.

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Contraceptive Coverage: Essential Care for Women of Color

Women of color experience much higher unintended pregnancy rates than their white counterparts. As a group they also suffer higher rates of chronic diseases, including pregnancy-related conditions, which can be prevented with consistent use of contraceptives. The new regulation guaranteeing access to contraception without a co-pay will help greatly with these and other health issues.

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How Mary Got Her IUD: Religiously-Affiliated Hospital Denies Employee Life-Saving Birth Control Method

As a physician, I am so thankful that I have birth control as a way to help my patients. But like my colleagues across the nation, I am tired of insurance plans getting in the way of women’s health.

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Insurance Coverage of Birth Control: It’s Not About Religious Freedom

We hold as a denomination the belief that health care is a basic right and part of that includes ensuring access for women to contraception. This is about the common good.

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An Open Letter To Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

This is an open letter of thanks to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D – CT) after watching her speak at the House hearing today on religious freedom and birth control.

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What I Want to Know Is: Where Are the Women?

What I want to know is, where are the women? I look at this panel, and I don’t see one single individual representing the tens of millions of women across the country who want and need insurance coverage for basic preventive health care services, including family planning.

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