Source: Matthew Herper / Forbes If a teenage girl can get a learner’s permit, she can now probably get the morning-after pill to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. But advocates of the emergency contraceptive say that is still not enough access. The Food and Drug Administration announced this afternoon that it had approved the Plan B contraceptive, [...]
Source: Pam Belluck / The New York Times A federal judge ruled Friday that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. In his ruling, he also accused the federal government of “bad faith” in dealing with the requests [...]
Source: Leigh Ann Caldwell / CBS News A controversial contraception coverage mandate goes into effect today, requiring health insurance companies to provide free contraception services for women. Although the fight over the provision reached its height when President Obama announced the rule in February, opponents are still working to unravel it. “The implementation of this [...]
The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Source: Katla McGlynn / The Huffington Post Jon Stewart continued his coverage of the great birth control debate in Washington on Monday night’s “Daily Show,” this time taking on Thursday’s House Oversight Committee hearing that included almost no women.
Source: Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is firing up the Democratic base over a contentious hearing on birth control that left several congresswomen fuming. In an email sent out late Thursday by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Pelosi urges supporters to sign a petition demanding that House Republican leaders let [...]
The culture wars came roaring back to life this week as three events once again sharply divided the country. Cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s decision, since reversed, to defund Planned Parenthood is still making folks on both sides angry. A federal a]ppeals court declared California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional, which banned gay marriage, [...]
Washington Watch Roundtable: Obama Administration Faces Backlash From The Catholic Church Over Birth Control Mandate (VIDEO)
Obama Administration faces backlash from the Catholic Church over the health care birth control mandate. Could they have avoided this conflict? This week’s Washington Watch roundtable features Sophia Nelson, Joseph Williams, Michelle Bernard and Joe Madison. MR. MARTIN: All right, folks. Lots to talk about this week with our roundtable. Sophia Nelson, author of Black [...]
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Source: Dave Warner / Reuters / MSNBC PHILADELPHIA — Federal authorities are investigating the use of a vending machine to dispense morning-after pills to students at a university in Pennsylvania. The Food and Drug Administration’s probe is aimed at determining whether the vending machine at Shippensburg University is in line with a federal requirement that any female under age 17 have a prescription [...]
Roland Martin talks with April Ryan, White House Correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks about the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church, contraception and President Obama’s birth control mandate.