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Birth control is just the tip of the iceberg.

Read this one document to understand what the Christian Right hopes to gain from Hobby Lobby.

Monday Mar 24 12:23pm  299 notes
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Mississippi Governor blames teens for his failed abstinence-only policies

He thinks teens “do not care” about birth control. Of course.

Posted Saturday Dec 1 1:00pm  162 notes
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nomorebillsforpills:

Your total is $0.00. Oh yeah!!!

Birth control with no co-pay. Thanks Obamacare!

nomorebillsforpills:

Your total is $0.00. Oh yeah!!!

Birth control with no co-pay. Thanks Obamacare!

View HD • Posted Wednesday Aug 8 12:17pm  2,758 notes
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Groups handed out misleading, anti-contraception literature at a conservative conference in Wisconsin this weekend, with great advice like “Be good to yourself. Don’t use the morning-after pill.”

More at Think Progress. 

Posted Monday Mar 26 2:10pm  148 notes
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The FACTS about the cost of birth control

  • Oral contraceptives, or “the pill,” can cost $1,210 per year without health insurance. 
     
  • Women of reproductive age spend 68 percent more on out-of-pocket health care costs than do men, in part because of contraceptive costs.
  • Surveys show that nearly one in four women with household incomes of less than $75,000 have put off a doctor’s visit for birth control to save money in the past year.

(Source: americanprogress.org)

Monday Mar 5 10:15am  2,929 notes
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If we had 51% women in Congress, do you think we’d be debating access to contraception?

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand

Posted Saturday Feb 25 4:39pm  2,214 notes
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I will confirm that I was energized, yes. As you can see from the reaction behind me, many women in this country are energized about this issue … I’m an American woman who uses contraception, so let’s start right there. That makes me qualified to talk to my elected officials about my health care needs.

The only woman who was invited and then prevented from testifying at a GOP hearing on birth control. 

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA), dismissed Sandra Fluke (a third year law student) as an “energized” “college student” who was not “appropriate and qualified” to testify before his committee.

Posted Thursday Feb 23 12:47pm  173 notes
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Watch It:

Republicans in Arizona boo CNN moderator John King for asking a birth control question during tonight’s debate. Add that to the laundry list of cheers and jeers at Republican debates. 

Posted Wednesday Feb 22 9:35pm  56 notes
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Watch It:

There were almost too many “ugh”-worthy moments to count in Darrell Issa’s hearing on contraceptives last week (that notably didn’t include any women). Here’s the highlight reel, courtesy of video editor Jeff Spross.  

– Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) use of self-aggrandizing posters of Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Mahatma Gandhi.

– The committee’s failure to include even one woman as a witness in their first panel.

– The ominous insistence that an honest disagreement over a health policy that’s already followed without complaint in multiple states and enjoys wide-spread support is a threat to fundamental American principles and liberties.

– A long and rambling speech comparing a fictional “national pork mandate” to important women’s health drugs.

Posted Tuesday Feb 21 4:47pm  50 notes
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People seem to be so preoccupied with sex that I think it says something about our culture. We maybe need a massive therapy session so we can concentrate on what the real issues are. and this contraceptive thing, my gosh, it’s so inexpensive. You know back in my day, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.

Foster Friess, the guy who has bankrolled Rick Santorum’s campaign. Here are some other unbelievable facts about his intolerance.

Posted Thursday Feb 16 1:47pm  55 notes
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