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Birth Control Mandate

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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

Female Senators Introduce Pro-Choice Bill To Protect Women’s Access To Health Care

A trio of female lawmakers has announced the introduction of new legislation that would protect women’s access to reproductive health services as unprecedented attacks on reproductive rights threaten to turn back the clock. The “21st Century Women’s Health Act” — sponsored by Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) — aims … 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

Company Faces Backlash For Fighting Birth Control Coverage (And It’s Not Hobby Lobby)

Spurred on by the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling, Eden Foods CEO Michael Potter has revived a March 2013 case to nix coverage of all birth control from his employees’ healthcare plans. In turn, many shoppers have soured on the organic food giant and are boycotting its products. Like Hobby Lobby, Eden Foods sued … Continue reading

Mythbusters, Birth Control Edition: Myths V. Facts On The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling

Since its inception, the Affordable Care Act’s birth control coverage mandate has been the subject of a slew of myths — and Fox News is still pushing the lie that Obamacare uses federal funds to pay for abortion (just to be clear, it doesn’t)!  If recent events are any indication, that’s not likely to change … Continue reading

Senate Republicans Block Congress From Advancing Legislation That Would Protect Women’s Access To Birth Control

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill that would have required all for-profit employers to include the full range of contraceptives in their health insurance plans. The bill, which was introduced by Senate Democrats, was intended to serve as a legislative fix for the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Hobby Lobby. The Senate voted 56 … Continue reading

Don’t Be Fooled: Republicans Are Planning To Introduce New Birth Control Legislation… But It Literally Does Nothing

In the brewing political firestorm surrounding birth control, Republicans are seizing the opportunity to at least appear to be on the side of women. In response to a proposal by Senate Democrats to require for-profit employers to cover birth control in their health plans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that Senate … Continue reading

Free Birth Control In Colorado Leads To 40 Percent Reduction In Teen Pregnancy

A program that provides contraceptives to low-income women contributed to a 40-percent drop in Colorado’s teen birth rate over five years, according to state officials. The program, known as the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, provides intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants at little to no cost for low-income women at 68 family planning clinics in Colorado. … Continue reading

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