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Four Fun Facts: Why Recent Over-the-Counter Birth Control Proposals are Really Underhanded

Category: Birth Control

Women’s health Chumps like Cory Gardner from Colorado and Thom Tillis from North Carolina are suddenly super into making birth control pills available without a prescription. Gee, getting contraceptives over-the-counter sure sounds great. And that’s just what they want you to think. The reality is …Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Obamacare, Thom Tillis, ACA, Cory Gardner


Missouri Begins the Year with Barrage of Attacks

Category: Abortion, State Fights

The new year has just begun, and for Missouri, that means anti-women’s health politicians have resumed trying to chip away at women’s health and rights.  Already, they have introduced fifteen of out-of-touch and extreme bills to restrict access to safe, legal abortion, including: Legislation that…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, TRAP, Abortion restrictions, Missouri, Mandatory Ultrasound, 72 Hour Waiting Period, CPCs


Roe Rebooted: Bringing the Torch to Our Campus

Category: Abortion

As a current undergraduate, I can’t remember a time that access to safe and legal abortion was not the law of the land. Don’t be fooled – I don’t take this right for granted. Our grandmothers, our mothers, our communities fought for this right so that I would be able to make my own decisions about m…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Roe v. Wade, College, Students, Students Advancing Sexual Safety and Empowerment


Roe v. Wade Isn’t Enough

Category: Abortion, State Fights, Congress

Not only are these attacks wrong, but they are vastly unpopular across the political spectrum.  A 2013 nationwide poll showed that voters think these are the wrong issues for Congress to focus on — Republicans (62 percent), Democrats (78 percent), and Independents (71 percent) — a report out earlier…Continue Reading

Tags: Roe v. Wade, Abortion restrictions, WHPA, Women's Health Protection Act, Guttmacher Institute, Roe at 41


What Happened At the Supreme Court Yesterday

Category: Abortion

Yesterday, the Supreme Court held oral arguments for McCullen vs. Coakley, a case that will affect whether staff and patients will have reasonable protection from violence and harassment while accessing health centers. Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts CEO Marty Walz, who was one of the le…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Planned Parenthood, Supreme Court, SCOTUS, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone, Martha Coakley


Why I Need a Buffer Zone at the Gynecologist’s Office

Category: Birth Control, Abortion

I’m a tough chick.  I’ve worked as a fitness instructor for 25 years, and I’m very physically fit. Even still, I have been threatened and harassed for years as a patient at Planned Parenthood by protesters. My most recent unpleasant experience occurred nearly two years ago at a Boston Planned Parent…Continue Reading

Tags: Supreme Court, Massachusetts, Buffer Zone