Catholic Leader on Obamacare: Women Can Just Buy Contraception at 7-11

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the current Archbishop of New York, thinks it's totally okay for private companies like Hobby Lobby to categorically deny their female employees insurance coverage for birth control, because "By Lord, all you have to do is walk into a 7-11 or any shop on any street in America and have access to… » 4/21/14 3:15pm Monday 3:15pm

Supreme Court Prepares to Fuck Up This Birth Control Thing

Whelp, it was good while it lasted. Analysts following what's become known as the "Hobby Lobby case" predict that, following oral arguments before the Supreme Court today, it seems likely that the five conservative men on the nation's highest court are likely to band together and rule that a woman's boss's religious… » 3/25/14 4:00pm 3/25/14 4:00pm

Hobby Lobby Hits the Supreme Court Tuesday, Could Ruin Everything

Hobby Lobby's fight against birth control coverage could be the ruination of everyone. The Oklahoma City-based family-owned chain has taken their religious right to withhold contraception coverage from their female employees all the way to the Supreme Court, who will hear their lawyers arguments on Tuesday. The only… » 3/24/14 1:10pm 3/24/14 1:10pm

Hobby Lobby Anti-Contraception SCOTUS Case Is Even Worse Than It Seems

Next week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments against Obamacare's contraception coverage mandate from Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties. Both for-profit corporations believe that it's their religious right to withhold contraception coverage from their female employees; it's a completely ridiculous and… » 3/20/14 5:00pm 3/20/14 5:00pm

Catholic Nuns Come Out in Support of Obamacare Contraception Access

As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the legality of private corporations denying women reproductive autonomy (because it says in the Bible that every pro-life human has a God-given right to trample upon the basic liberties of others), the National Coalition of American Nuns (NCAN) have announced that they support… » 3/18/14 5:15pm 3/18/14 5:15pm

Samantha Bee Gets a Federally Funded Penis Pump Stuck to her Face

One of the most repeated shouting points against Obamacare's birth control mandate comes from politicians on the right who claim that "their" tax dollars shouldn't go to support "sexual choices" of women who use whore pills. Meanwhile, the same politicians are eerily silent about the millions of dollars per year the… » 3/13/14 1:50pm 3/13/14 1:50pm

Sorry, But a Plan B Database Won't Keep People From Having Sex

Last week, a Louisiana Democrat filed a bill in the state's legislator she's calling the "Unsafe Abortion Protection Acts." Like most laws that ostensibly "protect" women from one of the statistically safest medical procedures, the bill doesn't do anything the pretty words in its name suggest. In fact, the way the bill is… » 3/10/14 1:10pm 3/10/14 1:10pm

Birth Control Doesn't Encourage Risky Sex -- Someone Tell the GOP!

According to new study that surveyed nearly 8,000 women and teenage girls, no-cost access to birth control doesn't encourage women to engage in risky or "promiscuous" sexual behavior. Another related study conducted the same week (by me) finds that no-cost access to birth control does have one harmful effect on the… » 3/09/14 5:00pm 3/09/14 5:00pm

Sorry, God: Catholic Schoolgirls Use Birth Control

Three anonymous women who attend the University of Notre Dame have been granted the right to intervene in the school's lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate. The school claims that because the government has declared contraception basic care for women, their right to base other people's health … » 1/17/14 10:00am 1/17/14 10:00am

America Gets An Embarrassing C- In Women's Reproductive Health

The Population Institute has released its annual State of Reproductive Health And Rights report card, and it seems that in the opinion of the massive educational nonprofit, America isn't doing so hot. If America were a high schooler, America would be grounded until America gets its grades up, otherwise America won't be … » 1/13/14 3:00pm 1/13/14 3:00pm

Justice Sotomayor Pumps the Brakes on the Birth Control Mandate

On the cusp of pressing the reset button on our frenzied Gregorian existence, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave us all a frustrating New Year's Eve surprise by blocking the implementation of that tricky part of the Affordable Care Act that would have forced certain religiously affiliated organizations (ahem,… » 1/01/14 12:00pm 1/01/14 12:00pm

That was fast: After Mother Jones broke the news Monday that the European distributer of the morning after pill would be cautioning women over 165 pounds about the drug's potential ineffectiveness, the FDA says they're looking into those claims to see if packaging for Teva's Plan B and other generic versions of that… » 11/26/13 1:15pm 11/26/13 1:15pm

Morning After Pill Doesn't Work on Women Over 176 Pounds

In a move that's bound to frighten everyone, HRA Pharma, the company the manufactures the European version of Plan B called Norlevo has revised its packaging to indicate that the pregnancy prevention medication is not always effective for women over 165 pounds and doesn't work at all for women who weigh more than 176… » 11/25/13 11:05am 11/25/13 11:05am

Everyone Calm the Eff Down: Birth Control Won't Make You Go Blind

Yesterday, researchers released findings that showed what was reported as a link between long term use of birth control and glaucoma, an incurable, progressive condition that leads to blindness. If you trusted the way it was reported by several outlets, even so much as thinking about whore pills was likely to cause… » 11/19/13 1:20pm 11/19/13 1:20pm