Birth Control

Supreme Court Decisions: Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) and Eisenstadt v. Baird (1972) The Griswold v. Connecticut Supreme Court decision reverses a Connecticut law that banned prescribed contraceptives for married couples, and by doing so, legalized birth control for married couples in all 50 states and established the right to marital privacy. Eisenstadt v. Baird overturned a Massachusetts law and extended the Griswold ruling by establishing the right privacy for unmarried or single people … [Read More...]


HERvotes Blog Carnival: Celebrating the ACA and New Coverage for Preventative Care!


By Cindy Pearson, co-founder, National Women's Health Network HERvotes is joining our voices together in a blog carnival to celebrate and defend women’s preventive services, including contraception.  Starting August 1, all new insurance plans have to cover seven preventive services with no extra fees.  That means women won’t have to put off their well-woman exam because they haven’t met … [Read More...]

Get your women’s health checkup today. It’s covered!


By Lois Uttley Overdue on your mammogram or Pap smear? Trying to quit smoking or lose weight? Thinking about having a baby? It’s National Women’s Health Week. What better time to make an appointment and get caught up on the health care you need! Many women’s health services are now covered by our health insurance plans without extra charges, like co-pays and deductibles, because of … [Read More...]

HERvotes Blog Carnival: No Religious Exemption for Birth Control Coverage


by Kim Gandy, Feminist Majority Foundation Despite enormous pressure from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Obama Administration recently decided not to broaden the religious exemption for contraceptive coverage under the Preventive Care package of the Affordable Care Act. This demand for additional exemptions,  would have denied millions of American women contraceptive coverage, … [Read More...]

This Week’s Attack on Women: Deny Contraceptives! Take Action!!


by Carolyn J. Jacobson, Director, Cervical Cancer Prevention Works, Coalition of Labor Union Women,  and Carol S. Rosenblatt, Executive Director, Coalition of Labor Union Women, A few weeks ago we celebrated President Obama’s decision to implement a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires health plans to cover preventive services … [Read More...]

Select Media Coverage: Catholics Supporting Contraceptive Coverage Under the ACA


Compiled by Catholics for Choice Washington Post, New York Times, Concord Monitor, Meet the Press, CNN, local papers coast-to-coast   Washington Post 5 February 2012 To the editor: Michael Gerson imputed nefarious motives to President Obama for his administration’s requirement that contraception be made more affordable and available for American workers. He lamented the decision’s … [Read More...]