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Confirming what we all knew already, this week in birth control news: free birth control lowers pregnancy rates and actually saves money. 1. Colorado dramatically reduces teen pregnancy For the past six years, Colorado has provided teenage and low-income women with long-acting birth control, such as IUDs. Not only were they low-cost or completely free for many women, they could be obtained confidentially from local clinics. The program has been a stunning success. Read More
Happy Friday BUSTies!  Before you go out and kick ass this weekend by being your fabulous selves, here are a few stories you may have missed throughout the week: Ever been curious about squirting? How to Vajaculate: If You Build It She Will Come is a video that plays around with the female orgasm. Featuring Wanda Sykes, Nina Hartley and Maja D’Aoust, this video is sure to make you laugh out loud, pussy juice blasting the patriarchy. Read More
Obamacare is making wave in the Supreme Court: King vs. Burwell—a case that will decide whether or not the IRS can extend tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through healthcare exchanges established through the Affordable Care Act—will likely come to a close today. The final decision could impact access to healthcare for millions of women across the country. As it stands now, 14 states have their own healthcare exchanges (or marketplaces) that exist independently from the federal government; and 34 utilize the federal exchange. In 2014, 5. Read More
When comedian Liza Dye of NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade was struck by a B train on February 13, the New York Post said she was nothing more than a "straphanger" who didn't have her wits about her. In fact, the opposite is true. The very witty Liza Dye was not even looking at her phone that morning. Actually, she's so witty that she even joked with the passengers whose train she inadvertently delayed: "I'm sorry I made you late for work!" If you were in the New York area you remember the blizzards that ravaged the city, and knocked us all off balance in one way or another. Read More
  The internet is ablaze with fury after the release of an advertisement by ProgressiveNow Colorado and Colorado Consumer Health Initiative for ObamaCare. The ad features a woman beside a man; he holds her around the hips, and she holds a packet of birth control pills. Beneath the image reads, "OMG, he's hot! Let's hope he's as easy to get as this birth control. My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers."    Critics find the ad “degrading to women. Read More
Guess what?! A middle-aged white man said something stupid on Fox News! Yesterday, John Stossel of Fox Business News complained about ObamaCare, claiming that the Act’s insistence that health insurance companies not discriminate against women based on gender is unfair to him and his wallet. Arguing that women should really be charged more for health insurance, Stossel explains to Steve Doocy, “When did you last go to the doctor? Elizabeth’s going to answer quite quickly. Women go to the doctor much more often than men. Read More
The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, has always confused me, even though I am currently insured under my mother, and I plan to stay that way until I turn 26 (lol hi Mom!). But now with Obamacare fully in place as of today (although the government is currently kaput), we should all take a second to read up and realize what the ACA has done for women in simpler terms.  First off, you can get quality healthcare insurance now that the Health Insurance Marketplace is open! As it says on Healthcare. Read More
If Angelina’s double mastectomy has you thinking about your own cancer prevention options, here’s a heads up. What Jolie calls her “faulty gene,” BRCA1, is one of two genetic mutations that increase a woman’s chances of having breast and ovarian cancer. Not many people have these kinds of mutations, but for those who do, odds are they’ll develop the disease at some point in their lives. Read More
It looks like ObamaCare will be heading to the Supreme Court again. Though the high court has found the Affordable Care Act to be constitutional, companies and institutions both big and small are taking issue with covering birth control.  The fierce backlash is in response to the section of the legislation that would have companies fully cover all "contraception methods and sterilization procedures" approved by the FDA. This includes the hotly debated "morning after pill", which some feel is just an "abortion pills=". Read More
The Family Research Council is at it again with their anti-LGBT focus.  In their “get America back” campaign, three of the four fundraising points are anti-LGBT.  The post-election pitch claiming, “truth will win out” (*sigh*), aims to -Prevent radical homosexual activists from further harming the U.S. military. -Compel the Department of Justice to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act. -Challenge the provisions of ObamaCare which undermine families. -Stop the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Read More