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Timeline: 100 Years of Birth Control

Category: Birth Control, Obamacare

100 years of birth control, 7-21-14. Blog feature image.

Since Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger coined the term "birth control" in 1914, contraception has truly revolutionized women's lives in the United States, and around the world. This timeline begins that year and ends 100 years later in 2014, as 99 percent of sexually active women report us…Continue Reading

Tags: Birth Control, Abortion, Obamacare, Infographic, Timeline, Margaret Sanger

Health Care Hooligan: Congresswoman Renee Ellmers

Category: Obamacare

From the day it was signed into law, House Republicans have done everything they could to derail the Affordable Care Act — 46 votes to repeal, delay or defund and counting. The rollout has definitely had its share of bumps, but rather than working to fix it, they’re assigning blame and launching mor…Continue Reading

Tags: Obamacare, Obamacare Works, Health Care Hooligans, Rep. Renee Elmers, Kathleen Sebelius

The Real Impact of Restrictions in Oklahoma

Category: Abortion, Republicans

The last few years have set records for the extent of bad legislation that has been passed to restrict women’s health and access to safe and legal abortion.  The state of Oklahoma has been on a race to the bottom when it comes to women’s health for some time now, with a very real and serious impact …Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, Abortion, Abortion restrictions, Oklahoma, Republicans for Planned Parenthood

An Unpopular Initiative in Michigan

Category: Abortion

Right to Life of Michigan has submitted signatures for an initiative to ban insurance from covering abortion. If the initiative becomes law, coverage for abortion would only be available through an unworkable “rider” system. This initiative has no exemptions for survivors of rape or incest.  Propone…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Michigan, Abortion restrictions, Insurance

Women’s Health Decisions Shouldn’t Be Political

Category: Republicans

A few weeks ago I saw the National Journal’s latest polling that shows women feel that the Republican Party is moving further away from them and had to weigh in. As the days went by I decided I wanted to discuss the results of this polling that shows only 14 percent of women think the GOP is now clo…Continue Reading

Tags: Republicans, Texas, Wendy Davis, women's health, Planned Parenthood, Greg Abbott

Texas Voter ID Law Disenfranchises Women Voters

Category: State Fights

Last night, Cecile Richards joined Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss a new law in Texas that is disenfranchising women, making it harder for them to vote. It is not a coincidence that at the same time elected officials are limiting women’s access to reproductive health care, th…Continue Reading