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UCF students protest attempts to eliminate birth control mandate

By | 02.15.12 | 6:59 pm

A group of University of Central Florida students are continuing their fight against Congress’ efforts to eliminate the Obama administration’s birth control mandate.

UCF students to protest Congress’ attempt to eliminate birth control mandate (Updated)

By | 02.14.12 | 10:24 am

A host of student organizations from the University of Central Florida are planning a protest of Congress’ efforts to eliminate the Obama administration’s birth control mandate today.

Obama compared to Bush in wake of decision on morning after pill

By | 12.08.11 | 9:59 am

Women’s health advocates all over the country were stunned yesterday when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reversed an FDA request to expand access to over-the-counter emergency contraception for teenagers under the age of 17. In press releases denouncing the decision, a common theme has emerged: President Obama has followed in the footsteps of his predecessor, George W. Bush, on the heated issue of emergency contraception.

NOW asks Obama to ‘not give in to demands’ from bishops on birth control

By | 12.06.11 | 5:08 pm

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 to not cave in to pressure from the Catholic leaders asking that he strike a recent decision that increases access to birth control for women.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in Afghanistan (Pic via Facebook)

Planned Parenthood, NOW rally in front of Rubio’s Tampa office

By | 06.24.11 | 3:15 pm

Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women (NOW) rallied in front of Sen. Marco Rubio’s Tampa office today. The “Hands Off Women” rally was aimed at denouncing the 2012 budget, which includes “cuts to Social Security benefits, cuts to Medicare/Medicaid, [and] attacks on Planned Parenthood.”

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