Contraception Mandate

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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

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

Democrats Introduce Legislation To Counter Hobby Lobby Ruling: ‘Your Health Care Decisions Are Not Your Boss’s Business’

Congressional Democrats unveiled legislation Wednesday to override the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case by requiring most for-profit corporations to abide by the health law and provide employees with insurance that covers all essential preventive health care services, including birth control. The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014, introduced by … Continue reading

Could Contraceptive Microchips Revolutionize Birth Control?

Remote-controlled contraception could be the next big advance in birth control. According to MIT Technology Review, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed funding to a preclinical trial on a user-controlled microchip that can effectively prevent unwanted pregnancies for up to 16 years. The futuristic birth control method could make it to the general … Continue reading

The Other War On Women: How Refusing To Expand Medicaid Is Making Birth Control Harder To Access

As you’ve likely heard by now, last Monday the Supreme Court dealt a blow to women’s access to contraceptive services, ruling that so-called “closely held” for-profit corporations could refuse to provide birth control based on personal religious objections. Because of the court’s decision, at least 14,000 employees at Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood — the … Continue reading

The Next Big Contraception Dispute Facing The Supreme Court

How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That’s the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control, and the health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court. The issue in more than four dozen lawsuits from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that oppose some or all … Continue reading

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