women's rights

Who wants their boss making decisions for them about birth control?


Christopher Ott

Christopher Ott, communications director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, originally wrote this guest blog for Boston.com.

Senator Scott Brown would presumably never support legislation allowing a restaurant owner to refuse service to members of a specific race--and rightly so. We've made it unlawful for business owners to impose views like this on their customers or the communities where they do business.

Senator Brown would also never support legislation making it legal for a business owner to refuse to hire people of another religious faith. Except for ministerial-type positions, we've passed laws to prevent that kind of discrimination too.

Komen and Planned Parenthood: keep politics out of decisions on women's health

ACLU of Massachusetts Online Communications Coordinator Danielle Riendeau originally guest-wrote this blog for Boston.com.

As someone who cares deeply about women’s health--and has participated in races for breast cancer awareness that are affiliated with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure--the news yesterday that the breast cancer charity announced it would stop funding Planned Parenthood for breast health services utterly shocked me, and I know I’m not the only one.

Obama administration protects birth control access for women

ACLU of Massachusetts communications director Christopher Ott wrote this guest blog.

The Obama administration announced today it will keep in place a proposed rule that says birth control is an essential service, and employer health insurance plans must cover birth control without a copay. This will ensure effective birth control is available for millions of women.

Senator Brown should seize opportunity to help military families



Carol Rose

Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, originally wrote this blog for Boston.com.

Read our letter to Sen. Brown (PDF)