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Monday, October 15, 2018
Ellen Chesler and Andrea Flynn

The Contraceptive Mandate Finally Leads America Out Of The Victorian Era

The Affordable Care Act demonstrates an affirmative, proactive step from government for women’s access to reproductive health care, but conservatives are bent on moving backwards. Contraception should be understood as a fundamental right of American women and a necessary foundation of human security. If that seems controversial, consider this: 99 percent of American women approve of birth […]

March 31, 2014

Emergency Contraception Use Spreads, But Many Women Are Still Left Out

New evidence shows more young women are using emergency contraception, but we still have work to do to reduce all barriers. A federal study released recently shows that use of emergency contraception (EC) in the United States, known colloquially as the “morning after” pill, has more than doubled in the past decade. This is good […]

February 26, 2013

What Did The State Of The Union Say To Women?

The president didn’t just lay out specific policies that will benefit women. He also shifted the theory of how government can help them. The State of the Union address is inherently a political exercise, intended to chart a course for governing but also to let important constituencies know that they are heard and valued. On […]

February 15, 2013

To Protect Women’s Health—And Drastically Reduce Abortion—There Is Only One Choice

We are American women with careers long devoted to women’s health who have been watching this election for many months, and we are not easily fooled. Mitt Romney has asked us to give him a second chance. He now blithely asks us to forget his past pledges to “get rid of” Planned Parenthood, to eliminate […]

November 4, 2012