Teaparty Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told women to hop on the popular search engine in the event they were seeking birth control and could not afford it. Well.. at least he didn’t tell them to Google “aspirin between the legs.”
Unable to hide behind “religious liberty” and called out for using words like “slut” and “prostitute”, anti-choicers are trying a third defense in the War on Contraception: Deny that it ever happened.
The year was a frantic one in the fight over reproductive rights, but what was really remarkable was how anti-choicers quit pretending to simply love fetuses, and wage all-out war on women’s non-abortion reproductive rights.
Reviewing the panel on the war on contraception at Netroots Nation: what it means, and how the lessons learned can be paid forward. Does the war on contraception provide pro-choicers an opportunity to defend all reproductive rights?
The war on contraception seeks to replace bedrock values–equality, freedom of thought, freedom of conscience, democracy–with blind obedience to authority and second class status for women.
The war on contraception may not go mainstream any time soon, but current efforts point toward the creation of sexual Haves and Have Nots, those who “deserve” contraception and those who don’t.
George argues that his view of “moral order” doesn’t have to be connected to “divine revelation or biblical Scripture”—but can simply be defended as the most reasonable order.
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.
Colorado’s Senate Bill 225 reminds us that there is still a great deal of hostility toward birth control in this country, and one of the most glaring examples of this hostility is in the
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