BY Jenavieve Hatch
on Nov 13, 2015
Over 100 women are suing Endo Pharmaceuticals and blaming the company for the negligent packaging that resulted in their unwanted pregnancies. For those unfamiliar with how the pill works, here’s a quick review: you take one pill a day for three weeks, and during the week of your period, you take one placebo pill per day as well. Et voila, no pregnancy.
Oops! Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Endo, incorrectly packaged their pill packs so that women took their placebo pill when they should have been taking the active pills that prevent pregnancies. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 03, 2014
Gabrielle Union designed a Planned Parenthood Action Fund t-shirt to encourage women to vote in the midterm elections on Nov. 4. Many states are battling their local politicians who are attempting to put restrictions on women’s health.
Union’s shirt is the second shirt designed by a celebrity, the first by Scarlett Johansson, in order to show what is at risk in the upcoming election. Upcoming celebrity t-shirt designers include Orange is the New Black stars Natasha Lyonne and Selenis Leyva. Union's shirt showcases a key issue being battled, access to birth control. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 26, 2014
In June, Hobby Lobby became the world’s most infamous craft store after the Supreme Court ruled that the company could deny employees' birth control based on religious objections. Of course, this landmark decision has open up a stream of terrible implications regarding birth control rights for other employees across America, potentially limiting access for those who cannot afford expensive, out-of-pocket prescriptions. Read More
on Aug 05, 2014
Yesterday, The New York Times published an article, written by Adam Liptak, entitled, “Justice Rulings Advance Gays; Women Less So,” essentially speaking to the apparent disparity between the Supreme Court’s Decisions involving gay rights and women’s rights. Liptak compares the Supreme Court’s recent blows to women’s rights with Hobby Lobby and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, to the recent victories of the Gay Rights Movement, with the repeal of the Defense Of Marriage Act among other similar feats. Read More
The Satanic Temple (TST) is asking the SCOTUS for the same religious protections and exemptions it gave Hobby Lobby. This is a win for people with uteruses living under the new Informed Consent laws that 35 states have now enacted. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 23, 2014
Fawny Phillips is a paragon of the Hobby Lobby employee. She crafts like no other and is using her skills to compensate for the corporation’s recently awarded freedom to enforce its religion on its employees. In “Hobby Lobby Employee Tutorial #1: DIY Birth Control,” she reminds us that, even without insured birth control, we can still get great contraceptives without breaking the bank!
Take, for instance, her crocheted condoms and diaphragms. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 10, 2014
Finally, some good news out of Washington.
Yesterday, Democratic Senators Patty Murray (WA) and Mark Udall (CO) introduced a new law in response to the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling. The Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act plans on doing just what its title suggests. It would make it illegal for any for-profit organization to deny its workers of health care guaranteed under federal law, namely contraception.
This act, if passed, would mean an immediate turnover of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Read More
on Jul 08, 2014
Okay Ladies, if your vocal chords are throbbing from talking and talking about the constant legal blows to women’s rights, that means it’s time for you to take action, and BUST has just the thing for you! On July 15th the Lady Parts Justice Official Launch Party commences with comedians, bands, righteous speakers, and funny videos that “celebrate the awesomeness of women while proclaiming it is time to stop fucking with us!” The site will launch via a livestream event on July 15, 2014. Tune in to ladypartsjustice. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 02, 2014
I’ve been pretty angry over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and I’m not alone. It seems like every time I refresh my Facebook news feed, there’s a new article describing how unjust the ruling was or personal stories of women that can be affected by this decision.
Today, I was instead treated to the song form of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 35-page dissent of the anti-contraception decision. The tune is pretty awesome. And cute. Or trivializing? I’m still unsure. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 01, 2014
Hobby Lobby, the company behind the Supreme Court’s anti-contraception ruling, has been profiting from the same contraception products that they sought to deny from the Affordable Care Act. Read More