While President Obama stood strong for women last week by requiring all insurers to cover birth control, the onslaught against contraception is far from over. Several Conservative members of Congress want to eliminate coverage for birth control entirely. As Think… Read More ›
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On Being Knocked Up
A few months ago, I found out I am pregnant. As I sat and watched the two lines appear on that pee stick, my thoughts went haywire. First, “Am I reading this right?,” followed by “OMG! I can’t believe we… Read More ›
Tell Obama to Protect Birth Control!
Obama ran as a pro-woman presidential candidate. Now we will see whether it was all lip service or if he will stand up for women’s health. Despite the fact that birth control constitutes “preventive care” under the Affordable Care Act… Read More ›
Free Birth Control for Everyone!
In the coming months, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is set to identify preventive health services that should be covered at no cost to patients, as required by the new health care law. For women, this would… Read More ›
Reproductive Coercion is Abuse, Too
I caught last night’s Law & Order: SVU episode, which featured John Stamos (yummm) as a reproductive abuser (not yummm), and it got me thinking. How many viewers dismissed the episode, not recognizing reproductive abuse as a real and viable… Read More ›
Back Up Your Birth Control!
Happy Back Up Your Birth Control day of action!! Today marks the 10th anniversary of the campaign, which aims to raise awareness of and expand access to Emergency Contraception (EC). Before I began expounding on why you should back up… Read More ›