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WNYC News

Leaving Stigma Behind, NY Cuts Red Tape on the IUD

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New York is one of the first states to pay for intra-uterine devices through Medicaid at the time of childbirth.

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The Takeaway

The Ruling on Peyote that Helped Hobby Lobby Win

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The basis of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling comes from the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law was adopted after a 1990 Supreme Court decision denied unemployment benefits to two Native American men who used peyote in a religious ritual.

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WNYC News

Orthodox Jewish Groups Cheer Contraception Ruling

Monday, June 30, 2014

WNYC

Monday's Supreme Court ruling will give family-owned companies more freedom to challenge laws on religious grounds.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wins For Hobby Lobby and Non-Unionized Workers

Monday, June 30, 2014

In twin 5-4 rulings, the Supreme Court ruled that companies may refrain from providing contraception if they object on religious grounds; and that public sector unions may not collect dues from some non-unionized employees. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Elusive Male Contraceptive Pill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It’s been over 40 years since the FDA approved the birth control pill, but there is still no comparable option for men. Research and funding for developing male contraception has been sporadic over the years, but there are small groups of scientists who are very committed to the project. Dr. Diana Blithe of the National Institutes of Health discusses developing a “male pill” that is safe, effective and reversible.

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Gabfest Radio

Hobby Lobby Debates Religious Freedom

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: Hobby Lobby's take on reproductive rights, whether or not Hillary Clinton's age will stall her in 2016, and the influence that dictionaries have had in major court cases.

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The Takeaway

Family Planning: Challenges & Choices in Africa

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Anders Kelto, Africa Correspondent for The World, shares a glimpse of the issues Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa face when it comes to family planning. Those issues range from getting men to participate in the conversation to tackling infertility. Kelto's three-part series "Family Choices: Fertility and Infertility in Africa" recently aired on The World.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Explainer: The Emergency Contraception Appeal

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Late last night, the Obama administration appealed a judge's ruling that lifted the age restriction on over-the-counter emergency contraception. This after the FDA had suggested earlier in the day that the age limit be lowered from 17 to 15. Confused? Sarah Kliff of The Washington Post explains the policy and politics of the rulings.

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The Takeaway

Year in Review: Sandra Fluke's Unexpected Political Stardom

Monday, December 31, 2012

In January 2012, as she imagined the year ahead, Sandra Fluke, then a third year law student at Georgetown, assumed her role in the 2012 campaign would be similar to that of most Americans. "At the beginning of the year, I imagined my influence was going to be my one vote and potentially volunteering for some candidates," she explains. "But it turned out to be somewhat larger than that." Fluke reflects on 2012, and discusses her goals for the year ahead.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Radical Preachers are the GOP's Problem, Not Obama's

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Reverend Wright’s “radical beliefs” have resulted in no policy decisions whatsoever from the Obama White House. You cannot say the same thing about the beliefs of the religious right and their influence in the GOP.

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The Takeaway

Native American Women Lack Access to "Plan B" Contraception

Friday, March 23, 2012

A new report says women living on Native American reservations face major obstacles to accessing Plan B emergency contraception. The report also criticizes the Indian Health Service for not implementing standard policies and protocols dealing with sexual assault and rape. Joining us is the co-author of the report, Charon Asetoyer, executive director of the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center.  

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The Takeaway

A GOP War on Women?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

In recent weeks, the Republican Party has found itself entrenched in battles over women’s health and lifestyle issues; most notably, over access to contraception. At the same time, many female voters, regardless of party affiliation, are finding themselves disenchanted with the Republican candidates.

According to a new poll conducted by CBS and the New York Times, only about a third of the women polled said they would vote for Mitt Romney over President Obama. When asked if they would vote for Rick Santorum over Obama, the president held the same advantage. Do the Republicans have a serious female problem on their hands?

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Primaries in the South, the GOP and Women, Major Economic Indicators, and Another Greek Bailout

Monday, March 12, 2012

While moderate Republican and independent women express their frustration with the GOP's stance on social issues like contraception, President Obama's reelection team is trying to seize the moment and court female voters for November. Meanwhile, the Republican candidates head south, where primary voters will vote in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday. And while the jobs numbers looked promising last week, a number of new economic indicators will tell us much more about the economy this week, with figures on consumer spending, retail sales, and inflation. Finally, Eurozone finance ministers will decide whether Greece deserves a second bailout this week.

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The Takeaway

Audio Essay: Limbaugh Controversy Another Example of Disrespect in American Culture

Friday, March 09, 2012

After Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke spoke on Capitol Hill about her university's coverage of contraception, radio host Rush Limbaugh criticized her on his show. Those comments quickly went viral, and over 40 of Limbaugh's advertisers have pulled their sponsorship of the radio show.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Brilliant Way Women Lawmakers Are Winning the War on Contraception

Monday, March 05, 2012

In response to a range of rabid right-wing assaults on women, legislators—often female—are using absurdist legislation with increasing effectiveness.

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It's A Free Country ®

Senate Tables Blunt Bill on Women’s Healthcare

Thursday, March 01, 2012

After more than a day of intense scuttle over the contraception debate, the Senate defeated a bill that would govern women’s access to birth control and other preventive health care services. Lawmakers voted 51-48 to table the bill. 

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The Takeaway

Senate to Vote on Contraception Mandate

Monday, February 27, 2012

Later in the week, the Senate is expected to vote on a bill which would repeal the Obama Administration's health care regulation requiring birth control coverage. This follows a case in Tacoma, Washington where a federal judge ruled a law which requires pharmacies to offer emergency contraceptives to be unconstitutional. The plaintiff in the case, Kevin Storman, a store owner, felt his religious freedom was violated by the legislation. 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The GOP's Gender Gap is Real—and Poses Big 2012 Problems

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The GOP has had a continuous and serious deficit in the support it receives from women in the United States. The contraception debate hasn't helped.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New York State Insurance and Contraception

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Obama administration is responding to criticism about its decision to mandate that all insurance providers – even those contracted by Catholic organizations – provide contraception. But New York State has had such a law on its books for a decade. Lois Uttley, Director of the MergerWatch Project and Raising Women’s Voices-NY, discusses how New York’s policy functions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Federal Healthcare and Contraception

Friday, February 10, 2012

Georgetown Professor E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, talks about Obama's proposal for religious institutions to cover contraception in their healthcare plans. 

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