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Why the Biggest Winners in the Hobby Lobby Case May Be the Koch Brothers

We may not get a Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cases that challenge the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate until the end of June, but it’s probably not too early to project the biggest winners in the cases: brothers Charles and David Koch.

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 READ MORE



Obama the ‘Clear Favorite,’ Clinton Aide Goes Rogue, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including one state increasing access to birth control, Rick Perry’s poor debate performances explained and a funny “Saturday Night Live” parody of undecided voters.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 READ MORE



Ryan VP Buzz, Romney’s ‘War on Religion’ Charge, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a new tax defense from Mitt Romney and what is possibly the most ridiculous claim ever about President Obama.

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Male Pill May Be Within Reach

Researchers investigating the cause of male infertility think they’ve spotted a means to male contraception. A group at the University of Edinburgh has identified a gene essential to late-stage sperm production. Developing a drug that turns off that gene or interrupts its functioning could lead to temporary infertility in men without tampering with hormones.

Posted on May 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Notre Dame Sues Obama Administration Over Birth Control Mandate

The University of Notre Dame, along with other Catholic groups, filed lawsuits Monday against the Obama administration over a federal mandate that requires most employers to provide free contraceptives as part of their health insurance plans for workers.

Posted on May 21, 2012 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Popping the Cork Halfway on Plan B

With the FDA set to restrict over-the-counter sales of the “morning-after pill” to people over 18, right-wingers are sending the message to young girls that motherhood is their punishment for having sex.

Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


Sex is Essential, Kids Aren’t

Thirty percent of German women are childless—the highest proportion of any country in the world. And it’s intentional. Why? Because they can be. Free will, baby. A professor of psychology examines what this trend augurs for conservatives who wring their hands at the thought of people enjoying sex outside the context of procreation.

Posted on Jun 6, 2006 READ MORE


Gene Gerard: Abstaining from Sex Education Politics

New Truthdig contributor Gene Gerard, a longtime college professor of history, religion and ethics, examines the efforts of conservative legislators to stifle discussion of contraceptives in public schools—in favor of abstinence-only education.   

Posted on Jun 2, 2006 READ MORE


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No Tampon Ads During the Papal Visit

The Polish town of Wadowice has banned ads for alcohol contraceptives, lingerie and tampons during Pope Benedict’s visit. You won’t believe why…. Read on….

Posted on May 29, 2006 READ MORE


Menstruation Fast Becoming Optional

The 22-year-old featured in this story hasn’t had a period since she was 17, thanks to new hormonal contraceptives that many young women are using.

Posted on May 21, 2006 READ MORE


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