Tag Archives: Contraception

Hobby Lobby and the war on poor women

Tweet Years ago, my doctor prescribed oral contraceptives after I was hospitalized from a ruptured ovarian cyst. I had insurance through my employer at the time and paid a modest monthly copay of $10. When we switched insurance plans during an enrollment period, my coverage lapsed and I had to pay out of pocket for [...]
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In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, what happens next?

TweetEd. 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 [...]
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Watch: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Hobby Lobby dissent put to a song

TweetRuth 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. Tweet
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Breaking: SCOTUS rules that your boss can deny you birth control coverage

Tweet Well, shit. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled in favor of the private companies demanding an exemption from the contraception mandate under the banner of religious freedom. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that requires closely held [...]
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Mexican Social Development Secretary’s racist soundbite scolding indigenous women for reproductive choices has a long history

TweetThis month, the head of Mexico’s anti-poverty program celebrated the opening of a community kitchen by telling indigenous women that they would be penalized for having children. Justifiably, these statements provoked outrage. But unfortunately, they are nothing new. Mexico has a long history of problematic population policies, often supported by the United States. And today, [...]
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