birth control


Limbaugh’s “Slut” Comment Typifies the Wrongs of the Right

March 2, 2012

Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke advocated the federal government’s requirement that insurance companies provide “free” birth control, arguing that, without it, women “struggle financially” and feel “powerless.” In response, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut,” the New York Daily News reports. Fluke fired back, saying Limbaugh’s “language. . . Continue »

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How the Catholic Church Paved the Way for the Birth Control Mandate

February 15, 2012

Catholics angry at President Obama over the insurance mandate to cover birth control should blame one organization above all others: the Catholic Church. In 1993, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, declaring health care “a basic human right,” released a statement calling for government-imposed universal health care, based upon the. . . Continue »

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Not Only Catholics Should be Angered by Birth Control Mandates

February 8, 2012

Conservatives and Catholics have lambasted President Obama over his plan to force insurance providers, including Catholic ones, to cover birth control. Wayne Laugesen explains for the Colorado Springs Gazette: President Barack Obama’s administration finalized orders last week that will force all Americans, with few exceptions, to buy health insurance plans. . . Continue »