Rhode Island and Connecticut have seen the most significant decreases since 2010.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending IUDs and implants as first line options for preventing pregnancy in adolescents.
Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker is proposing a $300,000 increase for the Department of Public Health to offer contraceptive services to women potentially affected by a recent Supreme Court decision.
A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Obama’s health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
The White House says women’s health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that women should make personal health decisions for themselves, and that the Obama administration is looking into how many women could be affected by the decision. He said Congress should take action to assist women affected by the decision.
Consider the economy, the job market, the recent horrendous occurrences in the Middle East before voting for a person because of his race, his social-issue promises, or any other rather selfish reasons.
With this grueling presidential contest heading into the final days, President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov Mitt Romney are getting in touch with their softer side as polls show women voters could be the ones to determine the outcome.
The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.
Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.
I’ve often wondered how long it would take for Rush Limbaugh to step over the line. He’s long had the power to do and say whatever he wants and get away with it, but sooner or later, that power puts a short-circuit between the mouth and the brain and invariably, the fool inside comes out…….and it ain’t pretty.