Susan G. Komen’s Act of Cowardice

By Amanda Marcotte  – Slate.com  |  Posted Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at 6:24 PM ET In a shocking move Tuesday afternoon, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the country’s most famous breast cancer charity, pulled its grants for breast-cancer screenings from Planned Parenthood. Komen… 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

Kathleen Sebelius Pressed On Plan B Decision By 14 Democratic Senators

by Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post Fourteen Democratic senators, led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), sent the Obama administration a letter  on Tuesday asking for the scientific basis behind its decision to limit access to emergency contraception. Last week, Health and Human Services… Continue Reading

Obama’s Woman Problem

This past week HHS Director Kathleen Sebelius disagreed with the FDA’s decision – as did President Obama –  to approve over-the-counter emergency contraception (Plan B) for girls under 17. “The president shamefully uses his daughters to justify limiting the healthcare… Continue Reading