Tag Archives: Birth Control

How to Fix a Poll

How do you persuade people to agree with you and produce a poll with misleading results? Straight up lying is one way. In his email to members last night, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins continued to crow about the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Corporate Religion

Artist – Bruce Plante In other news, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) is glad that the Supreme Court struck down the mandate for birth control that, as we all know, is primarily used for “recreational behavior” and for no other reason … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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My Version of My Facts

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Republican congressional candidate Monte Shaw says birth control coverage is wrong because it’s just like Nazis using Jews. Good luck with that. Meanwhile, Pope Francis is talking up redistribution of wealth and socialism … Continue reading
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Socialism

American women reportedly saved nearly half a billion dollars on birth control between 2012 and 2013 thanks to Obamacare. Compared to the data from 2012, about 24 million more birth control pill prescriptions were filled without a co-pay in 2013. … Continue reading
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan is Clueless

It’s not entirely surprising that a major figurehead of the clergy would be clueless on contraception, but this is glaring. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared on Face the Nation yesterday to defend Hobby Lobby and during his interview he … Continue reading
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The Chivalrous Sugar Daddy Mike Huckabee

It wasn’t very long ago that former presidential candidate and Fox News host Mike Huckabee said that women want birth control because they can’t control their “libido” and that they’re looking for a handout from their sugar daddy, the federal … Continue reading
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Judicial Obstruction

Just a day removed from the filibuster of Patricia Millet, Charles Pierce got it exactly right on yesterdays ruling on birth control and judicial appointments. There’s a reason why the Republicans blocked the president’s attempts to fill vacancies on the … Continue reading
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What’s the Next GOP Hostage? Birth Control.

Via LGF, here’s a preview of what kind of hostage the tea party might take the next time the House has to pass a continuing resolution. Yes, it’s birth control. Conservative House members expressed a desire Tuesday to fund the … Continue reading
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Shocker: Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low Because of Birth Control

And abstinence has nothing to do with it. While sexual behavior among teens hasn’t changed much, the teen birth rate hit a record low rate in 2012 according to the National Center for Health Statistics. According to the National Center … Continue reading
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GOP Labs

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Missouri Rep. Paul Wieland (R) has filed a personal lawsuit against Obamacare because he doesn’t want his three daughters to have access to birth control. Piece of shit. Continue reading
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The Coburn Show

Artist – RJ Matson In other news, under a new law passed this week Illinois public schools will be required to provide information on birth control in sex-education classes. Abstinence-only education will be prohibited. Have a good 3-day Memorial Day … Continue reading
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Inappropriate Territory

Overstepping multiple boundaries into what most people would consider to be inappropriate territory, Fox News’ Andrea Tantaros wondered aloud yesterday if President Obama wants girls ages 15 and up to have birth control so he can put his daughter, Malia, … Continue reading
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Codifying Stupid

Oklahoma State Sen. Clark Jolley (R) evidently plans to reach out to women by treating them like they’re idiots. One state lawmaker wants to continue stripping insurance coverage for reproductive health services, advancing a measure that would allow employers to … Continue reading
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Shocking No One, Free Birth Control Leads to Fewer Abortions

According to a study conducted by Washington University in St. Louis including over 9,000 women, access to free birth control dramatically lowers the number of abortions. The effect on teen pregnancy was striking: There were 6.3 births per 1,000 teenagers … Continue reading

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Free-Exercise-Wielding Individuals

I love — LOVE — this smackdown ruling delivered by Missouri Judge Carol Jackson to a Catholic business owner who claimed the Obama Administration’s birth-control mandate violated his rights. The burden of which plaintiffs complain is that funds, which plaintiffs … Continue reading

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Distractions

Artist – Daryl Cagle In other news, the Clinton Foundation and other leaders at the UN announced today a trade agreement that will lower the cost of birth control worldwide.

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Missouri GOP Overrides Contraception Veto

This is why Todd Akin still has a chance to win after his “legitimate rape” and “shut that whole thing down” comments. The Missouri legislature has overridden Gov. Jan Nixon’s (D) veto of a bill that would allow employers or … Continue reading

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Today Will Live in Infamy!

As many as 47 million American women will have access to contraception without co-pays today as the new requirements recently announced by the Department of Health and Human Services take effect. That means today is a day that will live … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Dismisses Birth-Control Lawsuit

Good news, a federal judge has dismissed the multi-state lawsuit challenging the recent announcement by HHS director Kathleen Sebelius that all employers will be required to provide birth control coverage. (Reuters) – A Nebraska federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a … Continue reading

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Pushback

Artist – Jimmy Margulies In other news, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a bill today that would have permitted employers and health insurers to stop offering reproductive healthcare if it violated their “convictions.” Also — the results of the … Continue reading

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