Texas Board Revises Sex Education Standards to Include More Birth Control

For the first time since 1997, Texas’ education board made major changes to its sex education standards, allowing the teaching of contraceptive methods to middle school students.

#abstinence-sexual, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #education-k-12, #sex-education, #texas

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Er, Can I Ask a Few Questions About Abortion?

You know who really reduced abortion numbers in the U.S.? President Obama, with the Affordable Care Act.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #bible, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Packed Courts, Undecided Voters and ‘WAP’: You Asked, We Answered

Michelle and Ross respond to listener mail and debate court packing amid Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #politics-and-government, #religious-cults, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wap-song

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Planned Parenthood’s Plan for Amy Coney Barrett

As one woman, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, stands ready to derail reproductive rights, another, Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson, stands ready to defend them.

#barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcgill-johnson-alexis, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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For Young People’s Sexual Health, the Pandemic Changes the Game

The pandemic may offer opportunities to help adolescents and young adults make good decisions regarding sexual and social behavior.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #parenting, #sex, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick May Need to Denounce Roe. Good.

Judicial nominees should be honest about their stance on abortion.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #bork-robert-h, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #gorsuch-neil-m, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Abortion Was Back-Burnered in the Presidential Race. Not Anymore.

The battle over the Supreme Court brings back a volatile issue with political risks for both sides, even as it energizes parts of their bases.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-senate, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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Why Only the Republicans Are Talking About Abortion

The G.O.P. convention featured an extreme anti-abortion activist. The Democrats mostly kept mum.

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How Young People Can Own Their Health Care (Even if They Still See a Pediatrician)

Helping young adults with the skills they need to transition to health care independence — with a bonus script for canceling appointments.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #mental-health-and-disorders, #privacy, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #telemedicine

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The Ghost of Margaret Sanger

Planned Parenthood and the complexities of anti-racism.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-people, #discrimination, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #race-and-ethnicity, #sanger-margaret

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Planned Parenthood in N.Y. Disavows Margaret Sanger Over Eugenics

The group will remove the reproductive-rights pioneer’s name from a Manhattan clinic as it reconsiders her views.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #du-bois-w-e-b, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #immigration-and-emigration, #mcquade-laura, #names-organizational, #new-york-city, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #planned-parenthood-of-greater-new-york, #race-and-ethnicity, #sanger-margaret, #sterilization-reproductive, #wilson-woodrow, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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John Roberts’s Triumphant Supreme Court Term

Among them: Religion got a place at the public table long reserved for secular society.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #discrimination, #freedom-of-religion, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #little-sisters-of-the-poor, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #roberts-john-g-jr, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us

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Attention All Women: Trump Is Coming for Your Health Care

Even with a pandemic raging, the president wants the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #preventive-medicine, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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In a Term Full of Major Cases, the Supreme Court Tacked to the Center

Doling out victories to both sides, the court led by Chief Justice John Roberts seemed to strive to avoid charges of partisanship.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #native-americans, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #roberts-john-g-jr, #souter-david-h, #supreme-court-us, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the Supreme Court and Americans Diverged Over Religion at Work

Two decisions this week gave religious employers greater power to fire workers and limit birth control coverage. Polls suggest that on such issues of religious exemptions, most Americans disagree with the court.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #freedom-of-religion, #polls-and-public-opinion, #supreme-court-us

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Inside the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Birth Control Coverage

A victory for religious employers is a defeat for their employees — and for the Affordable Care Act.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #debatable, #freedom-of-religion, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #supreme-court-us

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Rethink Impact’s Latest V.C. Fund Beats Expectations

Rethink Impact invests solely in tech start-ups founded by women, which accounted for just 4 percent of all venture deals in the first quarter.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #dogecoin-project, #education-k-12, #entrepreneurship, #robinhood-financial-llc, #supreme-court-us, #venture-capital

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On Religion, the Supreme Court Protects the Right to Be Different

Recent decisions are about safeguarding pluralism, not taking sides in the culture wars.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #breyer-stephen-g, #constitution-us, #freedom-of-religion, #gorsuch-neil-m, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kagan-elena, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #united-states

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Sex, Sisters and Dr. Donald

Who wants to trust their reproductive life to Trump?

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #little-sisters-of-the-poor, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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TRoberts Supreme Court Curtails Birth Control Access. Again.

Justices rule that employers can stand between female workers and their health care.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #freedom-of-religion, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #little-sisters-of-the-poor, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #pennsylvania, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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Supreme Court Lets Employers Opt Out of Providing Free Birth Control

The justices upheld regulations from the Trump administration that allowed employers with religious objections to decline to provide contraception coverage.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #freedom-of-religion, #hobby-lobby-stores-inc, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #religion-state-relations, #supreme-court-us

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Indonesia’s New Coronavirus Concern: A Post-Pandemic Baby Boom

With restrictions in place, millions stopped visiting clinics for contraceptives, says the government, which promotes family planning as part of its fight against child malnutrition.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #indonesia

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The ‘Cradle Catholic’ Promoting Family Planning in Ghana

Dr. Leticia Adelaide Appiah is determined to slow her conservative country’s birthrate by any means, including contraception. Not everyone is pleased.

#appiah-leticia-adelaide, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #ghana, #roman-catholic-church, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #women-and-girls

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The Supreme Court Hears Two Important Religion Cases

Two recent cases on religion are about more than the tales they tell.

#becket-fund-for-religious-liberty, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #constitution-us, #freedom-of-religion, #little-sisters-of-the-poor, #nuns, #obama-barack, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #religion-state-relations, #roman-catholic-church

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Amid Covid-19, a Call for M.D.’s to Mail the Abortion Pill

For decades, the consensus has been that F.D.A. regulations require that the abortion pill be obtained in a clinic. But that’s changing.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #atlanta-ga, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #danco-laboratories, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #india, #mifeprex-ru-486, #netherlands, #obama-barack, #plan-c-fashion-label, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #telabortion-project, #telemedicine, #united-states, #university-of-california-davis, #women-and-girls

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Five Short Films by Women, About Women

Op-Docs for International Women’s Day.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #dating-and-relationships, #ginsberg-inge-1922, #marriages, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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