Ninth Circuit declares California’s Prop 8 Unconstitutional

 by Jacob Combs and Adam Bink of  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced today their opinion in Perry v. Brown that Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriage in California, is unconstitutional. In addition, the appeals panel ruled that the… Continue Reading

39 years of Roe v. Wade: Here’s to many more

I wrote this post as part of NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 2012 “Blog for Choice Day” – click the link for more entries. On Friday I attended the St. Louis Freedom of Choice Council‘s celebration of the 39th anniversary of Roe… Continue Reading

Obama Administration Guarantees Near-Universal Contraceptive Coverage

Fantastic news today: the Obama Administration has ensured that most all employers will have to offer insurance plans that cover birth control! Per the news release from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services: “the final rule on preventive health services… Continue Reading

FDA could put Plan B on drugstore shelves

The Washington Post‘s Rob Stein reports that the Food and Drug Administration is deciding whether to make Plan B emergency contraception (commonly referred to as the morning-after pill) available on drugstore shelves without a prescription. Currently, Plan B is available without… Continue Reading

Mississippi’s “personhood” amendment is bad for all women

Next week, Mississippi voters will decide on a ballot measure that would redefine “person” to include fertilized eggs and fetuses. While Initiative 26 is an attempt to curb abortion rights, there would be other scary consequences should it pass. For instance,… Continue Reading