Posts tagged "Birth Control"
Supreme Court Decision in Hobby Lobby Case Values Corporations Over Women

Supreme Court Decision in Hobby Lobby Case Values Corporations Over Women

Even as the Court decided that closely-held corporations could have religious rights protected by the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the conservative majority minimized not only the importance of women's health but also the goal of women's equality.
Supreme Court Decides Corporations Have Religious Liberty, Women Do Not In Birth Control Case

Supreme Court Decides Corporations Have Religious Liberty, Women Do Not In Birth Control Case

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. today in a major blow to reproductive rights for women across the nation.
Sixth Circuit Rejects Challenge to ACA Birth Control Benefit

Sixth Circuit Rejects Challenge to ACA Birth Control Benefit

A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled yesterday that the Affordable Care Act birth control coverage benefit does not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act or the First Amendment,
Anti-Choice Group Asks SCOTUS to Review New York City's CPC Regulations

Anti-Choice Group Asks SCOTUS to Review New York City’s CPC Regulations

The New York City law immediately became a target after it passed in 2011.
GALLERY: The March for Women's Lives

GALLERY: The March for Women’s Lives

Ten years ago today, the feminist movement made history with the largest march ever on the National Mall, and ten years ago today, the feminist movement proved that we were a force to be reckoned with. If there's any memory worth holding onto, that's certainly one of them.
April 23, 1963: Major National Endorsement Shifts Dialogue on Birth Control and Contraception

April 23, 1963: Major National Endorsement Shifts Dialogue on Birth Control and Contraception

A major advance today in the fight for birth control, as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists officially endorsed giving contraceptive information to those who request it.
Philippines Supreme Court Upholds Law Promoting Reproductive Health Access

Philippines Supreme Court Upholds Law Promoting Reproductive Health Access

The Court's ruling, however, was not a complete victory for women's health.
FMF Will Deliver Thousands of Petitions to the Supreme Court Tomorrow in Support of the ACA Birth Control Benefit!

FMF Will Deliver Thousands of Petitions to the Supreme Court Tomorrow in Support of the ACA Birth Control Benefit!

Women, not bosses, should make personal decisions about women’s healthcare.
Majority of Americans Approve of Obamacare Contraception Mandate

Majority of Americans Approve of Obamacare Contraception Mandate

53 percent of the 1,000 adults surveyed by telephone said that they believe employers should be required to include contraception coverage in workers' health plans even if the employers oppose its use.
We Need You At The Supreme Court!

We Need You At The Supreme Court!

We need you to stand with us at the Supreme Court on March 25 to preserve contraceptive access for millions of women.
FDA Broadens Access to Emergency Contraception Over-the-Counter

FDA Broadens Access to Emergency Contraception Over-the-Counter

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that generic versions of Plan B One Step will now be available over-the-counter to women of all ages.
Court Rules Against Notre Dame's Contraception Mandate Appeal

Court Rules Against Notre Dame’s Contraception Mandate Appeal

"If the government is entitled to require that female contraceptives be provided to women free of charge, we have trouble understanding how signing the form that declares Notre Dame's authorized refusal to pay for contraceptives for its students or staff, and mailing the authorization document to those companies, which under federal law are obligated to...
House and Senate Democrats File Amicus Briefs in Support of Affordable Care Act Contraception Benefit

House and Senate Democrats File Amicus Briefs in Support of Affordable Care Act Contraception Benefit

91 House Democrats, 19 Senate Democrats, and the National Women's Law Center filed separate amicus briefs Tuesday in support of the contraceptive coverage benefit in the Affordable Care Act.
Millions of Women Have ACA Contraceptive Coverage, But Not The Employees of Little Sisters

Millions of Women Have ACA Contraceptive Coverage, But Not The Employees of Little Sisters

Let’s be clear: the substantial burden of being exempt from ACA regulations is not on the Little Sisters but is squarely on the shoulders of its low- and middle-income nursing home employees, mostly women, and their families.
Study Finds Pharmacists Misinform Teens Seeking Plan B

Study Finds Pharmacists Misinform Teens Seeking Plan B

Pharmacists often give teens misleading information about emergency contraception that may prevent them from obtaining it, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.  After pediatrician Dr. Tracy Wilkinson, the lead study author, heard strange information from her teenage patients about emergency contraception, she decided to investigate. She and several researchers called over...
Court Allows New York Catholic Groups to Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

Court Allows New York Catholic Groups to Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

The ACA guarantees that all new health insurance plans cover FDA-approved contraceptives, including the pill and IUDs, without co-pays or deductibles.
ACA Helps Women Obtain Contraceptives With No Out-of-Pocket Costs

ACA Helps Women Obtain Contraceptives With No Out-of-Pocket Costs

"Large numbers of women who couldn't previously do so are now obtaining birth control without co-pays or deductibles, which allows them to more easily attain contraception's well-documented health, social and economic benefits."
On Human Rights Day, Feminist Majority Foundation Urges Leaders to Uphold Universal Access to Family Planning Services as a Human Right

On Human Rights Day, Feminist Majority Foundation Urges Leaders to Uphold Universal Access to Family Planning Services as a Human Right

Today, on Human Rights Day, Feminist Majority Foundation calls on global leaders to uphold universal access to family planning services as a fundamental human right.
Urgent: Act Now on Human Rights Day!

Urgent: Act Now on Human Rights Day!

The United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, established in 1948, states in Article 25 that every person has the right to medical care for both themselves and their families. A vital component of women's healthcare is access to contraceptives and full reproductive healthcare, including abortion -- but this fundamental human right is being denied...
Feminist Majority Foundation Urges US Supreme Court to Let Women, Not Bosses, Make Decisions About Birth Control

Feminist Majority Foundation Urges US Supreme Court to Let Women, Not Bosses, Make Decisions About Birth Control

"Religion should not be used as a cover for profit-making businesses to discriminate against women - nor should women be held hostage to their boss' personal religious beliefs."