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Missouri lawmaker sues to deny his daughters birth control access

Missouri lawmaker Paul Joseph Wieland has brought one of the many cases against Obamacare’s contraceptive coverage benefit. But he’s not doing so in his capacity as a state representative. Nope, he’s doing it as a concerned overbearing father. Irin Carmon reports:

One Missouri lawmaker has taken the fight against birth control coverage to a new and very personal place: His own daughters, two of whom are adults.

State Rep. Paul Joseph Wieland and his wife Teresa are suing the Obama administration over its minimum coverage requirements for health plans under the Affordable Care Act, which includes contraception. They say the government is forcing them to violate their religious beliefs because they have three daughters, ages 13, 18 and 19, who ...

Missouri lawmaker Paul Joseph Wieland has brought one of the many cases against Obamacare’s contraceptive coverage benefit. But he’s not doing so in his capacity as a state representative. Nope, he’s doing it as a concerned overbearing ...

Will there be long-term male birth control by 2017?

Considering that “the joke in the field is: The male pill’s been five to 10 years away for the last 30 years,” I’m not holding by breath. But apparently Vasalgel, a long-term reversible form of birth control that blocks sperm after a single injection, is entering human trials and could hit the market by 2017.

At The Daily Beast, Samantha Allen touches on some the barriers to birth control innovations like these. Long-term treatments like Vasalgel often don’t get much funding in a pharmaceutical industry that maximizes profits by selling us uterus-having folks hormonal birth control that must be taken regularly. “Why sell a flat-screen television to a man, after all, when you can rent one to ...

Considering that “the joke in the field is: The male pill’s been five to 10 years away for the last 30 years,” I’m not holding by breath. But apparently Vasalgel, a long-term reversible form of ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Republicans are embracing over-the-counter BC to avoid insurance coverage.

Yesterday the 7th Circuit struck down a same-sex marriage ban, noting that “Indiana and Wisconsin are among the shrinking majority of states that do not recognize the validity of same-sex marriages.”

Philadelphia schools perpetrate institutional violence.

Isn’t public misogynistic abuse so artsy?

Human rights lawyer arrested for standing on NYC sidewalk.

A Tindr temper tantrum.

The Economist apologizes for the world’s most racist book review.

Republicans are embracing over-the-counter BC to avoid insurance coverage.

Yesterday the 7th Circuit struck down a same-sex marriage ban, noting that “Indiana and Wisconsin are among the shrinking majority of states that do not ...

Congressional candidate sends “prevent abortion” condoms to anti-choice group

Count me as an ardent supporter of Arizona congressional candidate James Woods. When the pro-choice Democrat received a survey from the National Pro-Life Alliance asking him to pledge his support for the “sanctity of life,” he send back a box of condoms that read “prevent abortion” along with this letter

Count me as an ardent supporter of Arizona congressional candidate James Woods. When the pro-choice Democrat received a survey from the National Pro-Life Alliance asking him to pledge his support for the “sanctity of life,” ...

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New Favorite Tumblr: Beyoncé Voters

Last week, Fox News host Jesse Watters accused Hillary Clinton of courting the “single ladies vote” with her response to the Hobby Lobby decision. According to Watters, these women–who make up a quarter of the electorate and broke for Obama by 76 percent last election–“depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.”

Watters coined the term “Beyoncé voters” to refer to this birth control-using, equal pay-loving single lady voting bloc, and so of course a perfect Tumblr was born. I can’t wait to hear Watters’ response when us Beyoncé voters deliver another election. Until then, check out more images ...

Last week, Fox News host Jesse Watters accused Hillary Clinton of courting the “single ladies vote” with her response to the Hobby Lobby decision. According to Watters, these women–who make up a quarter of the electorate ...

Photos of the Day: Pro-choice decorating at Hobby Lobby

Still pissed about the Hobby Lobby ruling? Follow Jasmine Shea‘s lead and vent that frustration with some creative rearranging at your local Hobby Lobby store. (Offering the cashier a package of birth control pills along with your payment is another idea.) You can find the store closest to you here.

(h/t Bitch)

Still pissed about the Hobby Lobby ruling? Follow Jasmine Shea‘s lead and vent that frustration with some creative rearranging at your local Hobby Lobby store. (Offering the cashier a package of birth control ...

In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, what happens next?

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Kara Loewentheil. Kara is a research fellow and the director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project in the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. You can see more of her thoughts on the decision here.

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that some for-profit businesses do not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement ensuring contraceptive coverage at no cost to the insured. The plaintiffs in these cases – and in almost 50 other cases filed making similar claims – claimed that providing coverage for various forms of birth control violates their rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”), a federal ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Kara Loewentheil. Kara is a research fellow and the director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project in the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. You can ...

Watch: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby dissent put to a song

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s brilliant dissent to yesterday’s Hobby Lobby decision is worth reading in full. But if you don’t have the time, at least check out this musical rendition of some of her key points.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s brilliant dissent to yesterday’s Hobby Lobby decision is worth reading in full. But if you don’t have the time, at least check out this musical rendition of some of her ...

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