contraception

Republican Proposes Yet Even More Restrictions On Birth Control

Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) plans to propose a spending bill that would allow employers to deny health insurance coverage for birth control and other contraception based on the…

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Sandra Fluke Talks Sluts, Rush Limbaugh

[W]hat I’ve learned [after being called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh on his show] has less to do with Mr. Limbaugh specifically and more to do with a part of…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Giant Birth Control Pill Package Trailing Romney’s Campaign

A giant pack of birth control called Pillamina can now be found flowing, er, following behind Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and recently showed up at events in Ohio and New…

Daley Quinn | June 21, 2012 - 2:40 pm

OK Doctor Refuses To Provide Emergency Contraception To Rape Victim In ER

An Oklahoma doctor working in an emergency room refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old rape victim because EC is against her personal beliefs. (Yes, the doctor was…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2012 - 5:50 pm

WTF Chart: Men Overwhelmingly Quoted In Media About Women’s Rights, Abortion & Birth Control

This is a chart made by the media watchdog group 4thEstate.net about the numbers of women and men quoted in the media in print and on TV on women’s issues.

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Catholic Orgs File Massive Organized Lawsuits Against Obama Administration Over Birth Control

Earlier today, 43 Catholic dioceses, schools and other institutions filed lawsuits in 12 federal courts over birth control coverage in President Obama’s plans for health care reform. The Obama…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Catholic College Drops Entire Student Health Plan Rather Than Cover Birth Control

A Catholic college in Ohio will drop its entire student health insurance plan beginning in the fall 2012 semester rather than cover birth control under its policy. Franciscan University…

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: More Than Half Of Young Adults Misinformed About Birth Control

Here’s a depressing statistic: 60 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds may not understand how to properly use birth control to prevent pregnancy, according to a new study of 1,800…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Slutty, Slutty Girl Scouts To Be Investigated By Bishops

Those little tramps are at it again. The nefarious-cookie sellers are trying to pull a fast one on us! The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched an official…

Jessica Wakeman | May 11, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: More Teens Using “Highly Effective” Birth Control

Recently we lamented that teen girls are just not getting pregnant like they used to. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has one theory as to why: more…

Jessica Wakeman | May 4, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Elizabeth Banks Thanks Birth Control Pills For Her Son

Just over a year ago, my son Felix was born via gestational surrogacy. He came out of me nine months early and because of my broken belly, his babycake was…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2012 - 9:40 am

Girl Talk: I Was An Unplanned Pregnancy

I was born out of wedlock in Minnesota, to a white mother and an Afghan (not the blanket, the country) father. It was considered pretty scandalous for my mom to be a…

Lula Belle | April 11, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Meet Lila Rose, Anti-Abortion Crusader & Co-Opter Of Feminism

Lila Rose, a twentysomething anti-abortion activist who conducts “sting” operations on Planned Parenthood, penned a piece last week for the news site Politico about the voice she says has been…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2012 - 4:00 pm

“Women Don’t Care About Contraception,” SC Governor Nikki Haley Claims

If you thought it was just dude politicians who were tone deaf on women, think again: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley visited “The View” today and declared, “Women don’t care…

Jessica Wakeman | April 3, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Susan Sarandon Is More Sensible On Birth Control Than Many Of Our Elected Officials

“I don’t understand how you can be so anxious to populate the world with children who can’t afford to get an education or are going hungry. It’s wonderful to have…

Jessica Wakeman | March 16, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: 11 Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh’s Show

As of this evening, 11 advertisers, including corporate biggie AOL, have dropped their $$$ from Rush Limbaugh’s show after he called a woman a “prostitute” and “slut” on air. [Think Progress]

Jessica Wakeman | March 5, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Sandra Fluke Talks Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Slut’ Smear On “The View”

Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University Law student who was called a “slut” and a “prostitute” by Rush Limbaugh last week, appeared on “The View” this morning. She utterly floored me…

Jessica Wakeman | March 5, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Senate Defeats Blunt Amendment Allowing Employers, Insurers To Opt Out Of Paying For Birth Control

Earlier today, the Senate narrowly defeated a proposal called the Blunt Amendment that would have allowed employers and health care insurers to opt out of paying for birth control (and…

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2012 - 5:15 pm

Hey, Boss, May I Please Go On The Pill?

You’ve probably read — on The Frisky or elsewhere — that religious employers are at odds with the Obama administration over the requirement, under the health care reform law, that…

Jessica Wakeman | March 1, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Women More Likely To Support Obama’s Birth Control Decision

Women are more likely than men to support President Obama’s mandate that insurers cover the cost of birth control, according to a new poll of registered voters by Poll…

Jessica Wakeman | February 29, 2012 - 5:40 pm