Plan B

During his New Rules segment on Real Time this Friday evening, Bill Maher went after these so-called "family values" Republicans and the real reason they hate the the morning after pill and the HPV vaccine -- "because they remove God's natural intended punishments for sluts who put out." Read more...
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday said that the Obama administration "empowers men who want to abuse women" by <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/10/breakings-feds-to-allow-over-the-counter-plan-b-sales/">complying with a court order</a> to allow over-the-counter emergency contraception sales to women and girls of any age. Read more...
A regular Fox News commentator on Sunday said that teen pregnancies should be "celebrated," and pointed to President Barack Obama's speech to Planned Parenthood and the alleged horrific crimes of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell as part of "what’s wrong with our culture." Read more...
Republican strategist Brad Blakeman on Friday said that President Barack Obama was complicit in encouraging criminal activity because he supported contraception for young women. Read more...
The panel on Fox's The Five apparently are unaware that emergency birth control has nothing to do with protecting rapists and everything to do with making sure we prevent as many unwanted pregnancies as possible. Read more...

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As Chris Hayes explains in his opening segment from this Friday evening, a federal judge has overturned the Obama administration's current restrictions on Plan B emergency contraception and written a scathing critique of their "bad faith" in politicizing the issue. Read more...
Alabama State Representative Mary Sue McClurkin has introduced a bill making it a felony for medical practitioners to dispense abortion-inducing medications in order to protect women from non-surgical removal of the "biggest organ in the body." Read more...
Here we go again with Lindsey Graham continuing to threaten to use the debt ceiling to inflict pain on the working class, or as he calls it, "saving Social Security and Medicare." Graham made this exact same threat almost a year ago where he was a Read more...
Via Politico: "Things were so bad for Speaker John Boehner Thursday night, support for his Plan B tax bill so diminished, the limits of his power with his own party laid bare, that he stood in front of the House Republican Conference and Read more...