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US Bishops Condemn Approval of Over-the-Counter Oral Contraceptive

The US Bishops have strongly condemned the recent decision by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the oral contraceptive, OPILL, to be dispensed over-the-counter, calling the decision medically irresponsible because it puts womens’ health at risk.

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Stealthing is Violence Against Women

39375577_sA new form of physical and emotional abuse of women  is winding its way into the already twisted world of casual sex – stealthing – which is the practice of deliberately removing a condom during intercourse even though both partners agreed to use one, and then bragging about it online.

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The Pill is NOT the Answer - It's the Problem!

Jessica Nickels Jessica Nickel

During a recent visit to Dallas, PA to speak about authentic femininity, I shared my evolution from a birth control pill-popping feminist to a woman who no longer needed to play the part of an "object" for men's pleasure. After the talk, Jessica Nickel, a 32 year old wife and mother of a toddler shared her own story about how the pill is too often prescribed for women as a panacea rather than what it is - a problem.

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Radical Feminism Continues to Miss the Mark

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

History is the best teacher, but not everyone is willing to learn from it. This is certainly the case with Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization of Women (NOW), who recently appeared on CSPAN to offer the same worn-out solutions to the high rate of abortions in the US - universal birth control and comprehensive sex education.

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ObamaCare to Mandate Free Birth Control for All

by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected to announce today its decision to require all health insurance plans to cover birth control and sterilization for women, with little more than what are some are calling a toothless exemption for religious institutions.

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"Just a Simple Girl" Launches National Day of Prayer for Marriage

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist

Acting on an inspiration that came to her during Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, a 25 year-old Minnesota woman has launched the first national day of prayer for marriage which will take place one month from today - on August 29, 2011.

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ObamaCare Birth Control Mandate Appears Imminent

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected to rule within weeks on a recommendation by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that all insurance companies be forced to provide free coverage for contraceptives, a mandate that will come with no conscience protections for health care providers in insurance plan networks who do not wish to cover these drugs.

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