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Conservatives unconvinced by Obama’s birth control compromise

In the wake of the Obama Administration’s announcement that it would accommodate religious employers’ objections to providing birth control coverage by exempting them from paying for it, conservatives at CPAC and elsewhere pronounced themselves entirely unswayed by the Administration’s efforts. “Nothing’s free,” said John Marlin of Human Life International, an…

More Catholics support contraception coverage than other Americans

Catholics in the U.S. are more likely that other Americans say that employers should be required to provide insurance that covers free contraception, according to a recent poll. A survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute on Tuesday found that 58 percent of Catholics think businesses should be required…

Axelrod suggests White House could back down on birth control

A top adviser to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign suggested on Tuesday that the administration was open to working with Catholic hospitals and universities over their objections to providing birth control services to women. “I’m less concerned about the messaging of this than to find a resolution that makes sense,”…

Catholic churches evangelize against Obama en masse

In a surprising move over the weekend, thousands of Catholic parishioners were read letters that condemn the Obama administration and its recent decision to make birth control available to women through virtually all private health insurance plans. The letters were written by Catholic Bishops in the U.S. and read aloud…

Obama admin.to enforce universal birth control access

The Obama administration announced Friday it would stand by a policy that requires virtually all private insurance policies to cover family planning, including female contraceptives, essentially guaranteeing near universal access to birth control once all the provisions of the Affordable Care Act are implemented. Friday’s decision comes after the White…

Gingrich: ‘Post-conception birth control’ should be illegal

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich acknowledged on Thursday that his support for a “fetal personhood” constitutional amendment would make some forms of birth control illegal. Earlier in the week, the candidate had signed a pledge (PDF) from the group Personhood USA that declared he would “support a human life amendment…

We can fight anti-choicers and fight scientific misinformation….together

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. I wrote about this problem at RH Reality Check, but in the days since it’s only gotten worse. (By the way, Katha Pollitt and I communicated about my linking of her article, and we see eye-to-eye on this—she, as I suspected, was under…

Bill O’Reilly: dumbest man alive

I don't say that lightly; there are many dumbasses in the world.  But this clip really puts O'Reilly over the top.  He makes, in quick order, three mind-boggling claims: 1) That the Institute of Medicine recommended that the HHS use tax dollars to pay for every woman's birth control.  2)…

How did the GOP get so radical on contraception?

When pro-choicers like myself highlight the fact that the anti-choice movement to which the Republican party is beholden is not just anti-abortion, but anti-contraception, we generally meet a sea of skepticism. “Nuh-uh,” it usually goes, “A lot of them just really believe that stuff about fetuses being people. The ones…

How effective is fact bombing?

As I reported this morning, I jumped in on Twitter last night and started, with the help of others, to flood #livetweetingabortion with cold, hard facts. Today, I decided to experiment, and stayed on #livetweetingabortion most of the day to see what could be done by trying to stick to…

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