Women's Wellness

The Future of Healthcare Is Female

Ten reasons to be optimistic about women’s health in Washington state.

02/26/2019 By Madeline Ostrander Photography by Amber Fouts

Down the Hatch, Dudes

Male Oral Contraception Could Soon Be a Thing, According to the UW

A University of Washington endocrinologist says a men's version of The Pill is nigh.

04/23/2018 By Rosin Saez

This Washington

Washington Attorney General Sues Trump over Birth Control

Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Seattle over the president's decision to block contraceptive services for women.

10/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

The C Is for Crank

Late-Afternoon Dislike: Times' Naive Dismissal of Dems' Hobby Lobby Proposal

The Seattle Times says women shouldn't get distracted by issues like birth control access and toss out "moderate" Republicans.

10/03/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question About Tomorrow's Big SCOTUS Case on Reproductive Rights

One question for the pro-choice advocates at Seattle's Legal Voice.

03/24/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Today In Men Who Do Not Know How Contraception Works

Rush Limbaugh invokes US Sen. Maria Cantwell in his crusade against women (ahem, "sluts" and "prostitutes") who want access to birth control.

03/01/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Murray: GOP Policies, Statements "Insulting to Women"

US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), tells MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that recent statements and policy decisions by Republicans---including a house committee chair who refused to allow a single woman to testify in favor of contraceptive coverage---were "insulting t

02/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

The GOP Triples Down Against Birth Control

GOP leader says coverage for birth control will lead to "totalitarian injustice," and he'll "fight to my death" to make sure women don't get it.

02/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

This Is What Happens When You "Compromise" With Zealots

Rejecting "compromise," Obama's opponents vow to repeal his birth-control mandate.

02/13/2012 By Josh Feit


Friday Jolt: Obama Supports Birth Control

Obama reverses course, decides health care providers should cover birth control after all.

01/20/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

The C is for Crank

... And a Cranky New Year

The year in Crank.

01/02/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

How About This, Michael Baumgartner....

State Sen. Michael Baumgartner says US Sen. Maria Cantwell, who he's challenging, is unqualified to vote on Plan B because she isn't married.

12/15/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Obama's Thanksgiving Gift: No Birth Control at Religious Institutions

Obama reportedly poised to cave to Catholic pressure and exempt all religious-affiliated institutions from birth-control coverage requirement.

11/23/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Obama Seems Receptive to Eliminating Birth Control Requirement

Obama seems receptive to a group of Catholic bishops' and Congressional Republican's demand that he eliminate the requirement that insurers provide contraceptives free of charge.

11/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

The New Yorker: The History, and Future, of Planned Parenthood

The New Yorker's Jill LePore on the past and future of Planned Parenthood.

11/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett