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Rally Protests Contraceptive Rulenew

American and Christian flags stood on equal footing in front of the U.S. Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., as about 60 people gathered to protest a rule that requires health-insurance plans to cover contraceptives.
Jackson Free Press  |  Elizabeth Waibel  |  06-19-2012  |  The War on Women

Catholics Yank Funding Over Condomsnew

A bowl of condoms placed in an AmeriCorps outreach post for ex-offenders just cost a nonprofit recycler $20,000 in revoked grant funding.
NUVO  |  Rebecca Townsend  |  03-19-2012  |  Religion

A Woman's Powernew

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, conservatives are shoving women's backs to the wall. Again.
Jackson Free Press  |  Ronni Mott  |  03-07-2012  |  Commentary

The Pill and the Paupernew

Colorado doctors address the birth-control compromise -- and the masses still at risk.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Sara Michael  |  02-16-2012  |  Health

How Mississippians Defeated Personhoodnew

Grassroots activists used social media and homegrown outspokenness to stop an extreme anti-abortion measure on the ballot.
Jackson Free Press  |  Valerie Wells  |  11-28-2011  |  Elections

Bitter Pill: How D.C.'s Pharmacies Fail Womennew

When it comes to birth control, pharmacists may refuse to do their jobs for any reason -- or none at all.
Washington City Paper  |  Amanda Hess  |  12-18-2008  |  Science

John McCain's Birth Control Dodge Continuesnew

"I don't usually duck an issue, but I'll try to get back to you," McCain told a reporter in early July. The uncomfortable moments documented on video show the presumptive Republican nominee squirming and stammering when he was asked why he voted against a 2003 bill that would require private insurance companies to cover prescription birth control, just as they cover Viagra.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  08-15-2008  |  Commentary

What Part of 'Wait Until Marriage' Don't You Understand?new

A columnist known as the Infiltrator goes to a teen abstinence educators' conference -- and gets laid!
SF Weekly  |  Harmon Leon  |  10-04-2005  |  Comedy

Free the Pill!new

It's highly effective and "safer than aspirin." Selling it over the counter could prevent hundreds of thousands of abortions annually. So why on earth can't women get their birth control without a prescription?
East Bay Express  |  Kara Platoni  |  06-27-2005  |  Sex

Pills Behind the Counternew

If pharmacists don't feel comfortable dispensing certain pills, then they should find different work.
Tucson Weekly  |  Connie Tuttle  |  04-28-2005  |  Commentary

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