The U.S. Gets a 'C' For Reproductive Rights, Which Seems Generous

For the third year, the Population Institute, a D.C.-based think tank that promotes access to family planning, has released a report card on the state of reproductive rights in the United States. Depending on where you live, things are bad to mediocre, with the country as a whole getting a 'C' grade and 15 states… » 1/09/15 12:30pm 1/09/15 12:30pm

Believing You're Magical Is Really Bad Birth Control

New research shows that a huge contributing cause of unintended pregnancy in the US isn't birth control failure or devious condom-sabotaging gnomes, it's women believing that they can't get pregnant because they're magical and special, nothing like those other silly non-magical fools who get pregnant all the time.… » 10/28/13 11:50am 10/28/13 11:50am

How to Help a Friend Through an Abortion

After we discussed helping a friend deal with a miscarriage, a reader asked us for tips on how to support a friend in the similarly sensitive situation of going through an abortion. From the decision process to the aftermath, abortion can bring up complicated emotions — but we have some advice on helping your friend… » 1/05/12 4:00pm 1/05/12 4:00pm

Abortion Rises Among Low-Income Women, Falls In Other Groups

States like Indiana and Kansas are trying to block Planned Parenthood from providing health care low-income women simply because it also provides abortions. Meanwhile, the reality-based world reveals that while the abortion rate has gone down 8 percent between 2000 and 2008, it has risen nearly 18 percent among the… » 5/24/11 10:30am 5/24/11 10:30am