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Time To Start Asking Republicans Directly: How Much Sex Is Too Much Sex?

Mike Huckabee said women should find it insulting that Democrats believe they use contraception. How much sex can a woman have before she loses her dignity? Time to start asking Republicans. So Mike Huckabee grabbed headlines yesterday by directly stating that women who use contraception are sluts. If the Democrats…

Video explains why contraception is good for women and good for society

In the video embedded below, the Guttmacher institute — a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of women’s reproductive health — explained succinctly why family planning is now more important than ever. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. women can now have access to reliable…

Report finds 233 million women will lack contraception access by 2015

An estimated 233 million women in their fertile years will lack access to modern contraception by 2015, up from 221 million in 2010, according to a study published on Tuesday. Excluding China, developing countries will account for more than 80 percent of the unmet need, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, experts…

Nikki Haley: ‘Women don’t care about contraception’

Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday said that the Obama administration had made a mistake by mandating that health insurance cover birth control because “women don’t care about contraception.” During an appearance on ABC’s The View, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Haley how conservatives could make the case that…

Poll: Majority of voters want Limbaugh fired

A majority of Americans say that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh should be off the air after he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” over her support for contraception, according to a recently released poll. An even larger majority said that birth control should not…

Arizona lawmaker compares contraception mandate to Soviet Union

An Arizona legislators believes that requiring religious employers to provide health insurance coverage for birth control is something a totalitarian regime would propose. “We live in America. We don’t live in the Soviet Union,” Republican state Rep. Debbie Lesko told KTAR. “The government shouldn’t be telling mom-and- pop employers and…

Democrats leading GOP by 25 points among women

The Republican fight against health care rights for women may end up hurting the party on election day, according to a new poll. A Washington Post survey released Monday found that Democrats are perceived as caring more about issues that are important to women by 25 points, 55 percent to…

How Republicans completely misjudged this

After the Blunt amendment went down, I figured that, policy-wise, Republicans were out of options in their desperate bid to separate middle and working class women from simple access to contraception. It was their single best shot, after all, and it frankly wasn’t a very good one. Unfortunately, the war…

Study shows birth control saves taxpayer money

In recent weeks, conservatives have complained about being forced to pay for other people’s birth control, but a recently released study indicates that increasing availability to contraception actually saves taxpayer money. A report released by The Brookings Institution this week showed that a $235 million program to expand access to…

The right wing panic reaction

Let’s be clear: Rush Limbaugh didn’t actually apologize to Sandra Fluke and the 99% of American women that use contraception that he’s dismissed with words such as “slut” and “prostitute”. He only apologized for not using better euphemisms. He maintains that his argument—that nearly every single woman in America is…

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