Posts tagged ‘birth control’

October 15, 2014

Cory Gardner wants to help women by making birth control available over-the-counter

by Ben Hoffman

Cory GardnerCory is only thinking about what’s best for women. After all, if birth control is available over-the-counter, women won’t have to go through the hassle of getting it free with their insurance; all they’ll need to do is pay for it with cash. That’s so much easier.

And just because women don’t support Cory’s plan is no reason to be against it. Cory knows what’s best for women. Trust him.

June 27, 2011

Planned Parenthood Fights Back Against Right-Wing Extremism

by Ben Hoffman

Four states have passed legislation defunding Planned Parenthood so far this year, but the family planning provider is not going down without a fight. A federal judge in Indiana sided with Planned Parenthood against the defunding law on Friday, blocking its implementation, and now the legal battle is moving to Kansas.

After a month of court hearings, Judge Tanya Walton Pratt decided to grant a preliminary injunction against a new law that blocks Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN) from participating in the Medicaid program. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services already denounced the defunding law in a letter issued earlier this month because the proposed change violates federal Medicaid rules by denying Medicaid patients the freedom to choose a qualified provider.

Pratt said the Health Department’s disapproval of the new law, which could jeopardize all $4 million of Indiana’s federal planning money, weighed heavily on her decision. Read more…