Hate cartoonist sings Sanger's praises
You have a problem: You love watching college hoops, but you also love being employed so you can pay rent and feed your freeloading family. Every March, these two loves come head-to-head in a battle for your attention. Slam dunks and buzzer-beaters vs. shelter and nourished children--it's too close ... More >>
Only Nick Kroll's pet surgery faux ad for Comedy Central's "The Kroll Show" has this beat. Today, ads in the same vein as the one seen on the right will pop up on subways everywhere. Their main theme: 50 percent of teenagers do not really understand the seriousness of pregnancy at such an early age ... More >>
An anti-abortion group recently commissioned a survey of New York City parents to find out whether they approved of the Department of Education's policy of dishing out Morning After pills ("Plan B") to students as young as 14 years old.The pill, as you probably know, can prevent a pregnancy as long ... More >>
Talk about timing! Shortly after Centers for Disease Control stats indicated that 37 percent of U.S. births are unintended, a Conservative Christian group is trying to block the White House Policy which makes insurers cover birth control, set to go into effect Aug. 1.
Goddamn, have we got some good news for your ladyparts! As the Voice's inimitable Steven Thrasher reported this morning, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, claiming that the ACA is constitutionally kosher as a tax. Almost immediately after, Planned Pa ... More >>
The Vatican thinks that nuns are wasting their time on human rights and social work -- you know, typical helpful nun stuff. Instead, the Catholic Church wants America's nuns to spend more time doing things that don't typically help people, like telling them not to have premarital sex, according to ... More >>
The MSNBC host takes on the government
Uproar over Barack Obama's Health and Human Services mandate, which basically requires that insurers provide contraception, has hardly come to an end, and a major pro-religion advocacy group has taken the battle against the birth control clause to court. This law firm, the Becket Fund for Religiou ... More >>
In terms of his political views, Mitt Romney has heard it all: flip-flopper, moderate, secret liberal, pseudo-conservative, Etch-A-Sketch; the list goes on and on. Republican voters have had a rather excessively hard time throwing their support behind a guy who influenced Obamacare and was pro-choic ... More >>
First, there was Iowa and New Hampshire. Then, there was Super Tuesday. At some point, there were other Republican primaries. And tonight, the resilient candidates find themselves in Illinois -- a contest that is "make-or-break" for Mitt Romney. With 54 delegates up for grabs in the state that is ... More >>
In September of 2010, the Voice published our cover story "White America Has Lost Its Mind." At the time, we thought the disease of crazy white people infecting the national zeitgeist was at its most noxious state. However, that period was before Donald Trump took birtherism to a whole new level, th ... More >>
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has arrived in Rome, NY1 reported, after leaving from JFK International Airport last night. The flight was the first set in Dolan's journey to be elevated to cardinal. The New York Daily News caught Dolan as he was leaving his St. Patrick's residence yesterday eveni ... More >>
Seven nights of films, parties, and stars
Look at this fucking House of Representatives
Cathie Black is the new Joe Biden. A birth control joke by the novice Schools Chancellor at a parent-school official meeting, followed in quick succession by a Sophie's Choice allusion, have pissed people off royally. Oh come on! The first one's funny, at least.
"Fake Cathie Black," a joke Twitter account still in its comedic infancy, paints the next New York City Schools Chancellor as painfully out of touch with messages like, "I am 100% against closing schools tomorrow. My suggestion to students is to ask your drivers to add chains to the fleet's E ... More >>
In honor of this year's 50th anniversary of the birth control pill being "alive," scientists would like to inform you that it may make you a psychotic nutbag unable to control your emotions.
Per the New York Times City Room blog, two siblings were scheduled for sentencing today in Brooklyn for their role in running a counterfeit-smuggling ring that federal officials say was responsible for importing half a million bogus Trojan condoms, along with the usual faux-status-brand cloth ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 17, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 1 Films by Andrew Sarris "BARBARELLA" is not nearly the disaster it had every intention of being. Somehow its comic strip conceits and Playboy-Bunny-in-Disneyland decor manage to sustain themselves for 1 ... More >>
How do we not want to have a baby? Let us count the ways. If you're a woman, you've got that female condom horror, the sponge, a host of different hormone therapies from pills to injectables, implantables, diaphragms, even emergency contraception, not to mention swearing off men altogether .. ... More >>
The 7 train that cuts through Queens has long been known as the "International Express," after all the different nationalities that live in its shadow. Recently a group of urban ecology students from Columbia and Barnard mapped the line's lesser-known diversity: its wildlife. According to the free ... More >>
Will the HPV vaccine encourage sexual freedom or right-wing lunatics?
The intimate link between reproductive and sexual freedom
Stealth Pro-Life Campaign Erodes Reproductive Rights
Affordable health care and services for women
Bush's FDA moves forward on approving silicone breast implants but still stalls on emergency contraception
Clinton and Kerry launch an unlikely crusade for religious freedom at work
Bush welcomes next wave of teen mothers
Bush's War on Women
Stealth Pro-Life Campaign Erodes Reproductive Rights
Federal Funding Pushes No-Sex Education Into the Mainstream
City Programs Face the Trials of Teaching Abstinence
A new hire could cast the governor's prochoice stance further into doubt
A Guide for the Perplexed, Pg. 2
Fighting for Reproductive Choice for Medicaid Patients
How the antichoice campaign against a nonexistent procedure threatens Roe
Why is Big Brother in My Bedroom?