Contraception

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#FreeThePill Day Marks 59th Anniversary of Birth Control Pill

The movement to make the pill available over the counter hops on Twitter. 

A Black woman wearing a white shirt rests her hand on her pregnant belly.

Court Thwarts White House Effort to Keep Women From Free Contraception in 13 States

But a new federal rule could stand in the way for millions of other women.

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Trump Administration's Contraception Proposal Hijacks Program for Women in Poverty

The government wants women whose employers object to paying for contraception on religious grounds to rely on a program aimed at keeping lower-incoming earning women healthy.

Women hold pink signs with white lettering. They read, "Stand with women," and "Protect women's health."

Nearly Half the Texas Providers Offering Free Reproductive Health Care Have Zero Patients

The state has not found an effective alternative to Planned Parenthood, which it defunded in 2011.

Senate Republicans Roll Back a Rule That Kept the Government From Denying Certain Healthcare Providers Family Planning Dollars

In a narrow vote yesterday, in which Vice President Pence had to come break the tie, the Senate reversed an Obama-era rule preventing states from denying federal family planning money to providers like Planned Parenthood.

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SCOTUS Sends Religious Challenge to Contraception, Obamacare Back to Lower Courts

“The Court expresses no view on the merits of the cases.”

Federal Judge Says Obama Governs Like Bush on Reproductive Rights

“You’re disadvantaging young people, African-Americans, the poor… that’s the policy of the Obama administration?”