Archive for the 'Reproductive Rights'

Limbaugh’s Sexual Projection

After spending months savaging Sandra Fluke as a lazy slut, you knew Rush Limbaugh was going to chime and say some really stupid things about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling. Like the only reason a man would support access to birth control for women is because they then get consequence-free sex. Read more

Free Birth Control Reduces Pregnancy Rate

Hey, guess what? I know this will come as a shock, but if you provide free or very low cost birth control to women who otherwise couldn’t afford it, the rate of unplanned pregnancies drops. By a lot. A whole lot. And it also reduces the rate of abortions. Read more

Coming Soon: The Devil’s Birth Control

With all the hullabaloo over birth control and the Christian right freaking out over it, we get news of a next-generation form of contraception that is sure to make their heads explode: an implantable microchip that prevents pregnancy and can be turned on and off. Read more

Help Support Important Pro-Choice Journalism

My friend Robin Marty, co-author of the fantastic book Crow After Roe: How “Separate But Equal” Has Become the New Standard In Women’s Health And How We Can Change That, is trying something pretty unique: crowd-funded journalism, in this case specifically about the struggles of clinics that support the reproductive rights of women. The goal is to tell the history and stories of those clinics, many of which are under extraordinary pressure to close down by anti-choice forces in state legislatures and are constantly being intimidated by protesters and at risk of violent attack. Here is how she describes the project: Read more

Hillary and All the Single Ladies

Fox News host Jesse Watters, like most Fox News talking heads, appears to be rather fact-impaired. Perhaps fact-averse is a better phrase. Listen to his statement about Hillary Clinton needing all the “Beyonce voters” to win in 2016 because they’re the ones who need contraception. Read more