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.It’s probably not too early to project the biggest winners in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cases: brothers Charles and David Koch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.