health-care reform

Obama Changes Health Insurance Coverage Of Birth Control For Religious Employers

The Obama administration released new details this morning about which religious employers will be exempt from covering the cost of birth control under health care reform — which the Associated…

Jessica Wakeman | February 1, 2013 - 1:20 pm

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

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

Anti-Abortion Michele Bachmann Claims Republicans “Want Women To Have Their Own Choices”

Senator Kristen Gillibrand gets the Girl, You’ve Got Bigger Stones Than Me Award of the week for going head-to-head on “Meet The Press” yesterday with none other than Rep. Michele…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: You’d Have To Prove You Use Birth Control For “Health Reasons” Under Proposed AZ Law

Arizona’s State Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill yesterday that would give your boss the right to make you prove that your prescription birth control is being used for…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Fact Or Fiction: ObamaCare’s “$1 Dollar Abortions”

Ridiculously sensational headlines like “$1 Abortions in ObamaCare” and “ObamaCare: Home of the $1 Abortions” are what’s buzzing at the pro-life water cooler today. These headlines would have you believe…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 14, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Mitt Romney Promises To “Get Rid Of” Planned Parenthood

Mitt Romney must think low-income women don’t really need breast exams. And those Pap smears that could detect cervical cancer? So frivolous! Surely that’s the only thing the GOP frontrunner…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Girl Talk: I Use Birth Control For Health Reasons

One spring afternoon when I was in high school in New York City, I had a bizarre health scare. A friend and I had been lounging by the Hudson River pretending…

Sarah Marian Seltzer | March 9, 2012 - 1:00 pm

President Obama Called Sandra Fluke Because He Wouldn’t Want Sasha & Malia Called “Horrible Names”

“I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about. Even ones…

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2012 - 11:20 am

Jon Stewart Takes On Rush Limbaugh Over “Slut” Slur

Jon Stewart took on Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” slur on last night’s show and put it best, as always: “Personally, I don’t get too worked up by the things Rush Limbaugh says…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 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

Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh After He Calls Woman “Slut” On Air

UPDATE, 3/3/12 at 6:30p.m: Rush Limbaugh issued an apology on his web site today to Sandra Fluke, a young woman he referred to earlier this week as a “slut” and…

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2012 - 6:30 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

Jon Stewart On Congress’ Anti-Birth Control Sausagefest

Last night on “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart was freaking hilarious in his coverage of last week’s anti-birth control sausagefest in Congress, in which a panel of all dudes tried…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: I Think They’re Just Messing With Us Now

Oh, look at this all-male TV panel that MSNBC convened to discuss yesterday’s all-male hearing discussion about birth control coverage in healthcare reform
Oklahoma’s state Senate advanced a “fetal personhood”

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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