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Bush Says Birth Control Equals Abortion

The Bush Administration’s new reproductive health proposal is out and it’s getting some serious heat. In the proposal, recipients of federal aid for health programs (i.e. hospitals, health clinics, and phamacies) must “certify that they will not refuse to hire nurses and other providers who object to abortion and even certain types of birth control.” In other words, a women’s clinic cannot refuse to hire a nurse on the basis that she won’t perform abortions or dispense birth control or Plan B. Additionally, the proposal also classifies abortion as “any of the various procedures — including the prescription, dispensing and administration of any drug or the performance of any procedure or any other action — that results in the termination of the life of a human being in utero between conception and natural birth, whether before or after implantation.” Made my head hurt too, but the last part is important — some people argue that the birth control pill and emergency contraception can prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg, therefore those forms of birth control and Plan B would be considered abortion under the proposal. So what do you think about this? Are you worried that the language in this proposal is a step in the direction of reversing Roe V. Wade or do you agree that abortion has been defined properly? Weigh in! [Salon: Broadsheet] Keep reading »

The Pill’s Five Forms Of Kryptonite

The Pill is a miracle. It’s 99% effective at preventing pregnancy, which is almost as good as you’re gonna get from abstinence. We said almost. While 12 million American women rely on the oral contraceptive to stop them from going prematurely preggos (Ashlee Simpson must not have gotten the memo), it’s unfortunately not indomitable. There are still five ways you can get pregnant while pill popping. Have your cervix take notes.

1. Alcohol: Since spirits lodge themselves in your liver, just like the pill, binge-drinking affects the way the medication is metabolized there. Keep reading »

Quickies!: The Recession’s Impact On Birth Control & Porn

  • This recession is now affecting our birth control choices. [Daily Bedpost]
  • …And our porn. [Huffington Post]
  • According to a London paper, we are all perceived as 20% more attractive than we think. [Tango]
  • An OB/GYN should know the right buttons to push, but pushing them in a professional encounter is inappropriate. [Tango]
  • Keep track of your sex life. [Boinkology]
  • The D-Bag Questionnaire. [The Dating Lame]
  • Who has access to rape kits? [Feministing]
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    Quickies!

  • Fans of The Dark Knight, which made an estimated $155.3 million in its opening weekend, are just as insane as the Joker. [Candy Kirby]
  • Writer Erin Mantz steps into the world of a suburban swingers club, to do research, of course. [Tango]
  • Sure, spreading office gossip may feel therapeutic at first, but the guilt can get to you later. [Dear Sugar]
  • According to Planned Parenthood, a new proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services could redefine hormonal birth control methods like the Pill as forms of abortion. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Save the planet one sex toy or lubricant at a time. [Daily Bedpost]
  • When do you reveal a deep, dark secret to a new significant other? [Boinkology]
  • Everyone hates Jessica Simpson the country singer. [Holy Taco]
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    Poll: So Why Don’t You Use Protection?

    Remember that poll we conducted about how often you use condoms? Well the result are in, and a whopping 46% of you don’t use condoms EVER. We were curious and wanted more info, so for those of you that don’t use condoms, please, oh please, tell us why. Keep reading »

    Monday Quickies!

  • Lily Allen’s grandmother passed away just a few hours before her performance at Glastonbury. Oh no, this wasn’t Grandma as “Nan, You’re A Window Shopper” is it? The Grandma who likes her tea milky, who has a kitchen where everything’s got a label, and has done her Christmas shopping and we’re only in April? [Daily Mail U.K.]
  • Weighing in on the male pubic hair debate, Boinkology wants dudes to be individuals with their pubic style. [Boinkology]
  • Um scary. Half of all unintended pregnancies are the result of “contraception failing or people not using their chosen method of contraception properly”. [Daily Bedpost]
  • The sworn virgins of Albania… [College Candy]
  • Robert Buckley from Lipstick Mafia is so hot it’s SICK. [Popbytes]
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    The Daily Squeeze: The Pill Online, Keira Knightley’s Mom, And Family Dinners And Drugs

  • A private company in the U.K. is going to offer the pill to women over the age of 18. Say a woman has taken the pill before, well, with this website, she won’t have to go to her doctor when she needs to get her prescription refilled. This doesn’t really make sense to me since women should be getting yearly checkups. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
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    The Nookie Know-It-All: Low Tide For The Crimson Wave

    “I’ve heard about the various birth control pills that you can take to go without your period for a few months and longer. Are they really safe and recommended?” — Banning Aunt Flo, via email

    Have you seen that SNL skit (clip after the jump!), where the women are going ape sh*t because they haven’t had their period in months? I have, and I have to say it scared that crap out of me. Keep reading »

    Women Top “Best Idea” Charts

    The Campaign for Museums and the 24 Hour Museum recently held a survey to commemorate Museums and Galleries Month. They asked a variety of people about the greatest and worst innovations and ideas of all time. While the wheel took the top spot, with the internet close behind, equal rights for women and the pill cracked the top five. Plus, two famous feminists, Mary Wollstonecraft and Emmeline Pankhurst, also were recognized as “People in History Responsible For the Best Ideas.” Hooray! We modern women sure have accomplished a lot — from the right to vote to the right to orgasm. Speaking of which, it’s National Masturbation Month, so be sure to congratulate yourself for all you’ve achieved! [Metro UK]

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    Tony Blair’s Wife Tells All

    Accidents happen, even to good Catholics like the former-Prime Minister of the U.K.’s wife Cherie Blair. Her hubby isn’t the only one getting political — in interviews and in her book, the longtime birth control advocate pushes for the Church to embrace contraception. But that’s not the only thing she’s been pushing… In her gossipy new autobiography, Speaking For Myself, she openly talks about her happy accident — their third child, Leo, who was the result of forgetting to pack birth control on a vacation. Whoopsies! She also reveals that she slept with Mr. Blair on their first date. Salacious! (And yet totally relatable.) While her critics are screaming TMI from her tell-all, we’d like to applaud her for telling it like it is and standing up for something millions of women depend on! [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

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