Tag: birth control

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Mark Warner signs onto amicus brief to back access to birth control

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner joined in an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on the need to protect women’s access to affordable birth control.


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House subcommittee passes birth control measure

A House subcommittee passed in a bipartisan vote a bill to define “birth control” as contraceptive methods approved by the FDA.


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Planned Parenthood congratulates Mark Warner on Senate victory

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia publicly congratulated Senator Mark Warner on his victory over Ed Gillespie in Tuesday’s election.


Planned Parenthood continues push against GOP nominee Gillespie on women’s health

Today, Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie unveiled his long awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act. As expected, Gillespie’s plan is nothing more than a veiled attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.


Planned Parenthood: Gillespie continues support for misleading over-the-counter birth control plan

Republican Senate candidate Ed Gillespie reiterated his support for over-the-counter access to birth control during Tuesday’s debate with U.S. Senator Mark Warner. Planned Parenthood is raising issue with the proposal.


Planned Parenthood pleased with decision to amend TRAP restrictions

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia lauded today’s announcement by Virginia Health Commission Dr. Marissa Levine to move forward with amending Virginia’s Targeted Restrictions for Abortion Providers (TRAP).


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Recapping a Senate debate that almost literally nobody watched

The Washington Post reported that fewer than 800 people tuned into the PBS live stream of the first and possibly only debate of the 2014 Senate campaign between Democratic incumbent Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.


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Kaine introduces Senate bill to improve women’s health in wake of Hobby Lobby

Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine introduced the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act and protect coverage of other health services from employers who want to impose their beliefs on their employees by denying benefits.


Libertarian perspective on Hobby Lobby ruling

In response to yesterday’s Hobby Lobby ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict made the following statement.


ACLU of Virginia comments on Hobby Lobby case

The ACLU of Virginia released the following statement by Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga commenting on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby v. Sibelius.


Hobby Lobby about much more than contraception

The Independent Women’s Forum applauds the decision of the Supreme Court in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp v. Sebelius.


New McAuliffe TV ad: Cuccinelli’s efforts to ban birth control

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s campaign for governor released a new ad today, “The Pill,” that focuses on legislation that Republican Ken Cuccinelli sponsored that would have banned common forms of birth control, including the pill.


Riane Eisler and Catherine Bohnsack: Contraception, prosperity and quality of life

Some politicians are still calling contraception a social evil. This is an astonishing claim in the 21st Century when all the evidence is that contraception is key to a more successful economy and a better quality of life – not only for individual women and their families, but for us all. Because contraception makes it […]


Earth Talk | Birth-control chemicals in drinking water?

Dear EarthTalk: Is there any truth to the rumor about high levels of birth-control chemicals being found in some cities’ drinking water? If so can these be filtered out? – Elizabeth Yerkes, via e-mail It is true that trace amounts of birth control and other medications—as well as household and industrial chemicals of every stripe—are […]