an amendment to the budget passed by the committee yesterday would prohibit providing or distributing condoms or other contraceptives on school grounds and ban any instruction that promotes “gateway sexual activity.” Teachers or organizations that violate this ban could be subject to lawsuits by parents as well as a $5,000 fine.
Ohio legislators provided a definition of “gateway sexual activity.” And, because teenage sexual behavior is so bad as to be felonious, they took the language straight from the state’s criminal code. So schools cannot promote:
“…any touching of an erogenous zone of another, including without limitation the thigh, genitals, buttock, pubic region, or, if the person is a female, a breast, for the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying either person.”
Feministing just released their online report, #femfuture: Online Revolution. Check it out here.
Just a friendly reminder for those of you who refuse to believe that EC is NOT a medication abortion.
A federal judge rules that the FDA be required to follow medical experts’ advice and make emergency contraception available to women of all ages and without a prescription. This is a great victory for putting sound science over politics.
One in three women has trouble affording birth control at some point, and Obamacare will ensure that nearly all women have better access to birth control.
Unfortunately, opponents of contraceptive coverage are loud – so let’s be LOUDER!
Happy Hump Day!
And to get the low down on the history of condoms, click here.
Women’s History Month is coming to a close, but let’s not forget that, thanks to the legalization of birth control and Roe v. Wade, women make MORE groundbreaking history EVERY DAY!