Tennessee Jails Are Offering Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For SterilizationTennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body.
Lawmakers OK Proposed Birth Control, Mom AccommodationsWith 200 measures facing a midnight deadline, Nevada lawmakers on Tuesday passed several bills on women's issues including workplace accommodations for mothers and expanded access to birth control.
Bills Would Ban Religion Exception to Birth Control CoverageDemocratic lawmakers are proposing Nevada mandate that all health insurance plans cover birth control regardless of religious objections to contraceptives by family-owned businesses — an exemption recently validated by the nation's highest court.
U.S. Supreme Exempts Businesses From Contraception MandateA 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.
Opinion: Akin's Position On Rape And Abortion Is The GOP PlatformThe 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.
Opinion: Despite Denials Akin's Comments Are Part GOP War On WomenCongressman 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.
Limbaugh Apologizes To Law Student For Insult Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to a Georgetown University law student he had branded a "slut" and "prostitute" after fellow Republicans as well as Democrats criticized him and several advertisers left his program.
Nevada Anti-Abortion Measures Proceed To Signature GatheringTwo Nevada initiatives that seek to ban abortions and limit some forms of birth control will advance to the signature gathering process after opponents decided to forgo further legal challenges to language and descriptions of the petitions, lawyers said Friday.