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17

Jul

The absolute best response to, "Why do you take birth control?" My body is mine. It is not public property. IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

The absolute best response to, "Why do you take birth control?" My body is mine. It is not public property. IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

01

Jul

On Monday, the Supreme Court in their controversial Hobby Lobby ruling equated contraception to abortion. The problem with their decision is this: There’s absolutely zero science to back it up.

30

Jun

ppaction:

This is about our health and our lives. This is about our fundamental right to have control over our own bodies. This is about justice — and we’re fighting back. If you agree, join Justice Ginsburg’s dissent.

ppaction:

This is about our health and our lives. This is about our fundamental right to have control over our own bodies. This is about justice — and we’re fighting back. If you agree, join Justice Ginsburg’s dissent.

mommapolitico:

writingsarah:

washingtonpost:

The 49-page Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling mentioned women just 13 times.

Unacceptable.

And the majority opinion was by 5 men. Five. Men.

frauleinromanoff:

you know what

i wrote earlier about how i use birth control for health purposes and not necessarily to prevent pregnancy as an attempt to justify it. but then i realized that yeah, there are probably other people going through the same thing and it should be recognized but we shouldn’t have to explain why we use birth control pills. we shouldn’t have to justify it. if men can have vasectomies and viagra prescribed to them then i should be able to take a fucking pill no questions asked. 

30

Mar

anchor-and-hope said: Opening up a can of worms. Here we go: Blast me for being a man, but your "response" to that post is just "idiotic." Of course there are other uses for birth control. But get it through your biased skull that Hobby Lobby OFFERS BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE and is only objecting to IUD's and "morning after" alternatives. Please quit acting like these, or birth control in general have existed forever, aren't a luxury and are some how an inane right. It's idiotic.

1. The post you’re referring to wasn’t a response to the Hobby Lobby case. It was in response to an “article” posted on Facebook that told women they should just stop having sex, AKA the “stop being a slut and making everyone pay for it” argument.

2. Thanks, but I know the facts of the Hobby Lobby case and I’ve never tried to claim otherwise. My “biased skull” understands that they object to “drugs and devices that end human life after conception.” Therefore my “biased skull” understands that the Greens (owners of Hobby Lobby) and their allies don’t understand how the so-called “morning after” pill or IUDs work. At all. Personally I don’t believe that a woman’s access to contraceptives should be in any way affected by their employer which is what the ACA attempts to protect against.

3. The Hobby Lobby case is not really about religious freedom, but about corporate personhood. The question before the court is whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which was designed to protect individuals can be applied to for-profit companies.

4. As the UN and other international organizations have established family planning is a human right. This is not only a health issue, but an economic issue. When woman have access to birth control and other family planning tools they are healthier and more economically stable.

28

Mar

1. More than two in three (68%) women voters say that corporations should not be able to exempt themselves from the requirement of covering prescription birth control in their health plans if they object to contraception on religious grounds. More than half of women characterize their opposition to this exemption as strong.

2. Women voters’ strong feelings about corporations not being exempt from the birth control provision is grounded in a solid and durable rejection of the broader argument that corporations should be exempt from any law because of their religious beliefs.

3. Women voters identify an array of reasons for why they oppose
religious exemptions for corporations on the birth control provision, including concerns about employers’ interference in personal decisions, the limits of corporate rights, and the practical implications such exemptions would have on women in their daily lives.

4. Consistent with other public polling, women voters are overwhelmingly supportive of the provision of the ACA that health plans cover preventive services with no additional copay, including birth control. On these two points, the consensus is so strong that a majority of women in every major demographic and attitudinal group agree, including Republicans.

A newly released study commissioned by Planned Parenthood found that women overwhelmingly disagree with the idea that corporations should be exempt from covering contraceptives because of religious beliefs. (via)

26

Mar

Dear idiots of the world,

Women use birth control for other purposes than preventing pregnancy. Married women use birth control. Women that could potentially die from pregnancy take birth control. Telling women not to have sex as if it is some magical solution is dangerous, misinformed and misogynistic. Women take birth control for a variety of reasons and not one of them is any of your damn business. Sit down and shut up.

27

Nov

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly and guests react to Sandra Fluke’s nomination as TIME’s Person of the Year 2012.

(Source: The Huffington Post)

22

May

"I know everyone wants to save these mothers and these children, but somewhere along the way we got confused by our own conversation and we stopped trying to save these lives. So, if we’re going to make progress on this issue we have to be really clear on what our agenda is. We’re not talking about abortion. We’re not talking about population control. What I’m talking about is giving women the power to save their lives, to save their children’s lives and to give their families the best possible future."