What the Christian Right Gets Wrong About Birth Control

A section of the religious right claims that the use of contraception equates to abortion, as they believe contraceptive prevent the implantation of a fertilized embryo in the uterus. While scientists agree that this belief is misinformation and does not align with medical definitions of abortion, they also argue that contraceptive devices actually prevent fertilization, thus leading to less embryo abortions then would occur naturally.

This information needs to be made clear to these religious conservatives who are currently gaining ground in the statehouses and courts, working to limit access to abortion and contraception.

Anti-Abortion Extremist Jeff White Sentenced to Prison and $27 Million in Restitution

Anti-abortion extremist Jeff White, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to defrauding health insurance companies through state Affordable Care Act exchanges and a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme involving drug rehabilitation centers, was finally sentenced in February to three years in prison and three years of supervised release.

The Whites sent more than 300 people to rehabilitation facilities that offered them kickbacks for every patient admitted, typically in the thousands of dollars.

Protecting the ACA is Only a Starting Point for Women’s Health Care

On Thursday, President Biden signed an executive order to reopen enrollment on the Affordable Care Act’s HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace, from February 15 to May 15.

But while this is a welcome first step to help uninsured Americans get coverage, now is the time to make progress and go further in women’s access to health care—not just to hold on to the last decade’s achievements.