CVS, Walgreens Illegally Charged Women For Birth Control

  • CVS and Walgreens are under fire for illegally charging 11,000 women a co-pay for their birth control prescriptions at their pharmacies. Under the Affordable Care Act, forms of preventative care — including generic contraception — does not require a co-pay. Thousands of women are now going to be reimbursed. [SalonRH Reality Check]
  • “The Simpsons”/”Family Guy” crossover episode had a rape joke in it. [The Mary Sue]
  • Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old Black woman who was repeatedly punched by a California Highway Patrol officer in July, is receiving a $1.5 million settlement. The officer who beat her has been forced to resign. [The Grio]
  • A fifth Planned Parenthood clinic providing affordable reproductive healthcare for women in Wisconsin closed today following state budget cuts. [RH Reality Check]
  • A new report from the NAACP Legal Action Defense Fund and the National Women’s Law Center looks at the barriers to educational success for Black girls. [ColorLines]
  • Check out this new documentary “Born To Fly” about queer choreographer and experimental dancer Elizabeth Streb. [After Ellen]

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