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Guttmacher: Record-setting number of anti-abortion measures introduced in 2011

The Guttmacher Institute reports that a record-setting “1,100 reproductive health and rights-related provisions” were introduced by state legislators nationwide in 2011. The legislation that was eventually enacted resulted in 92 anti-abortion measures, specifically, in 24 states.

NOW asks Obama to resist demands from bishops on birth control

By | 12.06.11 | 5:53 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest organization of feminist activists in the U.S., has joined reproductive rights advocates in asking President Obama not to cave in to pressure from the Catholic leaders asking that he strike a recent decision that increases access to birth control for women.

Florida priest threatens to cancel employee health insurance as challenge to federal birth control decision

By | 12.02.11 | 4:32 pm | More from The Florida Independent

A Catholic priest in St. Petersburg is threatening to cut health insurance benefits from employees as a form of “civil disobedience” to challenge a recent decision by the federal government to include birth control in a list of preventive health care.

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New study shows millions of women rely on birth control pills for non-contraceptive purposes

By | 11.15.11 | 4:46 pm | More from The Florida Independent

A new study from the Guttmacher Institute find that 14 percent of birth control pill users take the pill for non-contraceptive purposes.

Video by anti abortion group critical of Guttmacher Institute

By | 11.02.11 | 12:59 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The Radiance Foundation, an anti-abortion group that has focused its attention on the African-American community, has released a new video titled “WE’VE BEEN GUTTMACHER’D.” The group claims the video “exposes the pro-abortion distortions of the Guttmacher Institute.”

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Catholic official says feds exhibiting ‘distorted view of sexuality,’ ‘disdain’ for religion

By | 09.27.11 | 1:58 pm | More from The Florida Independent

In statement for the Catholic Church’s “Respect Life Month,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo released a statement saying that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is exhibiting antagonism toward religion and has displayed a “distorted view of sexuality.”

Women’s Law Center: Record number of women in extreme poverty in 2010

By | 09.14.11 | 1:40 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to analysis by the National Women’s Law Center of the 2010 Census information, “record numbers of women were living in poverty — and extreme poverty” in 2010.

U.S. bishops urge Catholics to express opposition to free birth control mandate

By | 09.12.11 | 2:02 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Image by: Matt MahurinThe United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging Catholics to write letters of opposition to the federal government over its recent decision to require insurance providers to cover birth control without co-payments. The site also urges people to ask Congress to support the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act. More…

Study suggests more than socioeconomic factors at work when choosing birth-control methods

By | 09.12.11 | 1:46 pm

A recent study of sexually-active women in California finds that socioeconomic status does not fully explain why certain groups of women in the Golden State use more effective birth-control methods than others, according to a report published in the September 2011 issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive More…

Anti-abortion group Radiance Foundation president goes after nonprofit research outlet

By | 09.07.11 | 4:41 pm | More from The Florida Independent

In a new blog post on, the Radiance Foundation’s Ryan Bomberger goes after the Guttmacher Institute, calling it a “global pro-abortion extension” of Planned Parenthood that is “continually lavished with misleading credentials by mainstream media.”