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

Morning Fizz

Pro-Choice Groups Sting Insurance Providers Over ACA Rules

Caffeinated news featuring secret shoppers and traffic secrets

04/16/2015 By Josh Feit

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



One secret millions of couples share.

04/19/2013 By Cameron Walker

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

That Washington

US Senate Defeats Anti-Birth Control Amendment; Murray and Cantwell Speak

The US Senate, with Washington State Sen. Patty Murray (D) introducing the motion, rejects an amendment to the transportation package that would have limited women's access to contraception.

03/01/2012 By Josh Feit

The C is for Crank

Just a Reminder...

Whatever else you can say about them, Senate Republicans are certainly staying on message.

02/29/2012 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

The C is for Crank

Chip, Chip, Chip...

In 2012, women's health care is still considered negotiable.

02/10/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

This Washington

Republicans Seek To Deny Contraception Coverage They Enjoy Themselves; Murray Responds

Republicans in Congress vow to pass legislation to deny women who work for religious schools and nonprofits a health-care benefit they themselves enjoy.

02/08/2012 By Josh Feit

The C is for Crank

Komen's Choice

Why Komen backed down.

02/03/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


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


Republican McKenna Trashes Pharmacies That Refuse to Dispense Plan B

With angry language about "would-be-theocrats," the office of Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, the Republican candidate for governor, filed a brief in federal district court this week that shreds religious pharmacists' arguments that state r

12/23/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

The C is for Crank

More Bad News on Plan B

More problems for women and girls seeking emergency contraception from pharmacists.

12/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett