Absolutely Everyone Benefits From Free Birth Control, Says Yet Another …

Access to free birth control leads to lower rates of abortions and teen births, according to a new and extensive study from Washington University in St. Louis. (Well, the study is new, but the information is older than Antonin Scalia — we'll get to that in a second.) » 10/05/12 10:50am 10/05/12 10:50am

Mythical 'Pro Choice Republican' Discovered Defending Planned Parenthood

Cryptozoologists around the world are buzzing with excitement over the discovery of a thought-to-be extinct creature in the Midwestern state of Illinois: a Republican who supports funding Planned Parenthood. In fact, freshman Republican Congressman Bob Dold of Illinois supports Planned Parenthood and reproductive… » 5/09/12 4:30pm 5/09/12 4:30pm

Republican Judge Issues Midnight Ruling Allowing Texas to Continue…

Remember yesterday when a federal court ruled that Texas's law designed to exclude Planned Parenthood from its Women's Health Program was unconstitutional? And remember how we were all like, Yay! Good news! Well, turn that upside down frown back upside down — the state of Texas has filed and been granted an emergency… » 5/01/12 6:20pm 5/01/12 6:20pm

How We Could Be Preventing Unwanted Pregnancies—And Aren't

A new medical study indicates that it's safe for a woman to have an IUD inserted immediately after an abortion or miscarriage. Researchers say it could prevent more than 70,000 unintended pregnancies annually, but there's a non-medical reason that isn't happening: The Hyde Amendment. » 6/09/11 2:13pm 6/09/11 2:13pm

Poor Sex Ed Contributes To Rising Pregnancy Terminations In China

The newspaper China Daily reported today that abortions in China have risen to 13 million a year, from 9 million in 2003, and a crackdown on accessing sex-related material on the Web may increase them even more. » 7/30/09 9:30am 7/30/09 9:30am

UK Female Pioneers Get Own Stamps • Josef Fritzl Declared Clincally…

• The British Royal Mail has issued stamps » 10/14/08 5:30pm 10/14/08 5:30pm for six female pioneers, including family planning activist Marie Stopes and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first British woman to qualify as a doctor. • Some activists, however, are upset about the inclusion of Ms. Stopes since she famously supported eugenics and expressed …

How Pretty, Profitable Should Planned Parenthood Be?

"I'd like to think of Planned Parenthood as the LensCrafters of family planning," says Planned Parenthood executive Steve Trombley in a fascinating Wall Street Journal piece on how the 92-year-old nonprofit, long beset by attacks and threats by antiabortion wingnuts, is coming under fire for Starbucksification. (I guess… » 6/23/08 3:00pm 6/23/08 3:00pm

Old Lady Shows Others Lost In The Wilderness How It's Done

  • Three cheers for 76-year old Ora Doris Anderson; the senior was thought to be dead after she went missing in the Oregonian mountains for two weeks but rescuers found her alive yesterday. Way to go, Grandma! [CNN]
  • A Daily Mail writer has her panties in a wad over usually demure women being fond of topless sunbathing. …
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