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standupfordownthere:

Ken Cuccinelli is running to be the next governor of Virginia. It certainly looks like he has something to hide, huh.

standupfordownthere:

Ken Cuccinelli is running to be the next governor of Virginia. It certainly looks like he has something to hide, huh.

(Source: prochoiceamerica)

— 11 months ago with 143 notes
#birth control  #republican  #virginia 
Every time I go there its like birth control Christmas!  I love you Planned Parenthood and your gift bags filled with fun condoms, lube, Plan B, and lots of birth control.  My donations are worth every penny.

Every time I go there its like birth control Christmas!  I love you Planned Parenthood and your gift bags filled with fun condoms, lube, Plan B, and lots of birth control.  My donations are worth every penny.

(Source: stfuconservatives)

— 1 year ago with 572 notes
#planned parenthood  #birth control  #condoms 
fuckyeahplannedparenthood:

You would think that even if conservative lawmakers continue to deny our humanity and right to our bodies, they would at the very least understand that people being in control of their reproductive decisions is great for the economy.

fuckyeahplannedparenthood:

You would think that even if conservative lawmakers continue to deny our humanity and right to our bodies, they would at the very least understand that people being in control of their reproductive decisions is great for the economy.

(Source: wetlandsmagazine)

— 1 year ago with 1365 notes
#birth control  #planned parenthood  #women are watching  #economic issue 

Elizabeth Banks: I Thank Birth Control Pills for My Son
Just over a year ago, my son Felix was born via gestational surrogacy. He came out of me nine months early and because of my broken belly, his babycake was baked in a wonderful angel’s oven and now — I can’t believe it — he’s a year old and walking. He has expanded my capacity for joy a thousand-fold.
His life would have been much harder to come by if not for the birth control pill. How’s that, you ask? Well, it’s a simple fact: The pill is used for many situations that have nothing to do with the prevention of pregnancy. The pill was prescribed to me when hormonally induced migraines kept me locked up in dark rooms for days at a time. It was prescribed to me to regulate insanely painful cramps every month — cramps so painful that I often vomited.
And here’s a little secret I am happy to blow the lid off of: The pill is often prescribed during the IVF (in vitro fertilization) process to help MAKE BABIES! That’s right, women dealing with infertility are often put on the pill to help regulate a cycle so that they might have a more successful IVF. The pill is used to manage ovarian cysts, endometriosis and other conditions too. Not to mention, it helps couples plan for wanted children.
Obviously, I’m not a doctor. I’m just a woman grateful for my necessary and very helpful medication. And I’m sure glad I don’t have to discuss any of these conditions, including infertility, with my employer.
A girlfriend and I recently wondered what would be more mortifying: having to tell her male employer she needed birth control to mitigate a heavy flow or just bleeding all over herself in the office?
So with that image in mind, I encourage all women — and the men in their lives — to protect access to birth control, and encourage our politicians to take women’s health issues out of the political process.
For more information, please visit the most comprehensive and willing advocates for women’s health in America: www.plannedparenthood.org.

Elizabeth Banks: I Thank Birth Control Pills for My Son

Just over a year ago, my son Felix was born via gestational surrogacy. He came out of me nine months early and because of my broken belly, his babycake was baked in a wonderful angel’s oven and now — I can’t believe it — he’s a year old and walking. He has expanded my capacity for joy a thousand-fold.

His life would have been much harder to come by if not for the birth control pill. How’s that, you ask? Well, it’s a simple fact: The pill is used for many situations that have nothing to do with the prevention of pregnancy. The pill was prescribed to me when hormonally induced migraines kept me locked up in dark rooms for days at a time. It was prescribed to me to regulate insanely painful cramps every month — cramps so painful that I often vomited.

And here’s a little secret I am happy to blow the lid off of: The pill is often prescribed during the IVF (in vitro fertilization) process to help MAKE BABIES! That’s right, women dealing with infertility are often put on the pill to help regulate a cycle so that they might have a more successful IVF. The pill is used to manage ovarian cysts, endometriosis and other conditions too. Not to mention, it helps couples plan for wanted children.

Obviously, I’m not a doctor. I’m just a woman grateful for my necessary and very helpful medication. And I’m sure glad I don’t have to discuss any of these conditions, including infertility, with my employer.

A girlfriend and I recently wondered what would be more mortifying: having to tell her male employer she needed birth control to mitigate a heavy flow or just bleeding all over herself in the office?

So with that image in mind, I encourage all women — and the men in their lives — to protect access to birth control, and encourage our politicians to take women’s health issues out of the political process.

For more information, please visit the most comprehensive and willing advocates for women’s health in America: www.plannedparenthood.org.

(Source: judygrimes, via stfuconservatives)

— 2 years ago with 10395 notes
#elizabeth banks  #planned parenthood  #birth control  #this is amazing 
Found my dream job.

Somehow I need to weasel my way into a job at Guttmacher Institute, which does social research on sexual and reproductive health.  And, I found my new hero, Kathryn Kost.  She got her Ph.D. in Soc from Princeton University and one of her recent articles she published was entitled “Characteristics of Women in the U.S.  Who Use Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods.”  Umm, helloooooo, we were meant to be!  Especially since my thesis has to do with IUD’s and college students.  OMGAH. 

Sorry, just super excited in a nerdy way right meow.

— 2 years ago with 3 notes
#birth control  #guttmacher institute 
Because thankfully, I have access to condoms and birth control!
Always use protection, kids.

Because thankfully, I have access to condoms and birth control!

Always use protection, kids.

(Source: yes-butno)

— 3 years ago with 1914 notes
#Abortion  #Pro-choice  #Birth Control  #Protection  #Condoms  #Smart choice