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New Evidence Undermines The Entire Premise Of Anti-Abortion Laws

As the Supreme Court deliberates over one of the most critical abortion rights cases of the last several decades, a newly-published study has revealed findings with profound implications for the abortion debate as a whole: In contrast to what abortion opponents claim, recent reductions in the U.S. abortion rate are attributable almost entirely to a … Continue reading

Unintended Pregnancy Plunges To Lowest Rate In 30 Years, Thanks To IUDs

A new study finds that the unintended pregnancy rate in the United States declined by 18 percent between 2008 and 2011, falling to the lowest rate in more than three decades. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, attributes the dramatic decline in unintended pregnancies to the increasing use of long-acting reversible … Continue reading

Good News For Obamacare: 2016 Enrollment Numbers Exceed Hopes

The Department of Health and Human Services just released the 2016 enrollment numbers for the Affordable Care Act, and the results are good news for supporters of the President’s signature health care law: the third enrollment season brought in nearly 13 million sign-ups for Obamacare, exceeding the government’s goals for enrollment and beating last year’s … Continue reading

Birth Control Returns To The High Court: SCOTUS To Hear New Challenge To Obamacare’s Contraceptive Coverage

For the fourth time in three years, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a series of challenges to the Affordable Care Act. And for the second time, the target is birth control coverage. The Justices announced Friday that they would review a group of seven cases, brought by religiously affiliated nonprofits, all of … Continue reading

Don’t Be Fooled: GOP Bill To ‘Expand’ Access To Birth Control Would Actually Make It Far More Expensive

Congressional Republicans are not known for supporting efforts to expand access to birth control, but last week they introduced a bill that they claim would do just that. But the fine print reveals a totally different reality: by sidestepping Obamacare’s contraception coverage, the Republican plan would force American women to foot the bill for a … Continue reading

State-Level Attacks Put Reproductive Rights On The Ballot: Here’s What All Women Need To Know Before Tuesday’s Elections

Despite strong public support in the U.S. for abortion rights, Republican lawmakers have spent the past 3 years passing harsh laws that have dramatically cut access to reproductive health care, state by state, across huge swaths of the country. This Tuesday, ballot measures in Colorado, North Dakota, and Tennessee escalate this state-level chipping-away strategy by … Continue reading

Want To Reduce Teen Pregnancy And Abortion? Give Teens Access To Free Birth Control And Sex Ed, New Study Shows (Are You Listening, GOP?)

Birth control prevents teenage pregnancies and abortions — when teens know about it and are able to use it, that is. That’s the conclusions of a new study, which found that teens who receive free contraception and are educated about the pros and cons of various birth control methods are dramatically less likely to get … Continue reading

Reproductive Rights Advocates Dismiss GOP Birth Control Proposal As “Empty Gesture” To Woo Women Voters

Women’s health advocates and several Republican candidates for Senate may have finally found something they apparently agree on: that birth control pills should be available over the counter. But the nation’s leading provider of reproductive health care services is warning voters not to trust the candidates’ sudden show of support for the policy, calling it … Continue reading

Teen Birth Rates Have Dropped To A New Low Thanks To Birth Control, Comprehensive Sex Ed

Teen birth rates in the U.S. fell dramatically over the past two decades, plummeting 57 percent and saving taxpayers billions of dollars, a new report shows. An estimated 4 million fewer births occurred among teenagers as a result of the decline, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who attributed … Continue reading

100 Years Of Birth Control

In 1914, Margaret Sanger coined the term “birth control” — and a lot’s happened since then. An infographic from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America charts the history of contraception from 1914 to the present day, noting that 99 percent of sexually-active American women have used birth control at some point in their lives. Birth … Continue reading

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