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Someone Else’s Religion Shouldn’t Be a Barrier to Health Care

American women were dealt a huge blow today when the Supreme Court ruled that two for-profit companies with “sincerely held religious beliefs” do not have to cover the cost of contraceptives for their employees. The decision is a victory for the … Continue Reading

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On the Other Side of Mexico’s Family Planning Success

The town, near the U.S.-Mexico border, was little more than dozens of make shift homes constructed out of a variety of scrap materials. Children clamored at the sight of strangers, asking for food and money. There were no parents in … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

The ‘Most Important Scientific Advance of the 20th Century’ Is Probably In Your Handbag Right Now

Maybe you’re not going to shout it from the rooftops, but there are lots of reasons to be excited about the birth control pill. The pill, which was approved for sale by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

Angry About the Hobby Lobby Case? Religious Barriers to Birth Control Are Nothing New

This week, the Supreme Court is hearing cases from two for-profit companies, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood, who want a religious exemption from the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring health plans to cover birth control. If the Court rules in … Continue Reading

Contraceptives and Condoms, Family Planning

Investing in Women Pays Off For Everyone

  Happy International Women’s Day! On Saturday, March 8, people all over the world will celebrate the progress we’ve made in women’s empowerment, women’s rights, and gender equality. But the day isn’t just for women to celebrate, because equality for … Continue Reading

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