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Clutch Magazine: Poor Women Find Diminishing Reproductive Choices

Image by the Guttmacher InstituteIn a recent post for Clutch Magazine Online, I tackled the plight of poor women who deal with tougher choices when it comes to sex, children, family planning and birth control than their better off, insurance having counterparts. The reality -- that no one likes to talk about when they're passing judgment -- is that half of all U.S. women, regardless of race or class status, before turning 45 will have at least one an unplanned pregnancy. The main difference between the sexual habits of the poor and the not-so-poor isif you're better off financially, have insurance or live in an area with better access to health care services your reproductive choices stay between you and a doctor and can be dealt with quickly.

Poor women, don't have the same options, so they're becoming the "face" of abortion due to being underserved by family planning programs. 

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The Snob Talks Catholic/Contraception Debate and Lolo "No-No" Jones' Virginity Talk

Lolo JonesThe Snob returned to NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin for the Beauty Shop segment Wednesday to talk the Catholic Church wanting an exemption on paying for birth control in mandated health insurance, Olympic hopeful, sprinter Lolo Jones opening up about being a 29-year-old virgin and Eva Longoria's controversial, but dead-on-arrival TV pilot for "Devious Maids." I was joined for the segment with the usual suspects -- Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado and US News & World Report's Mary Kate Cary, as well as TV critic Mekeisha Madden Toby.

Check out the show after the jump.

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Clutch: Rush Limbaugh Is Sorry For Mocking Your Birth Control

In today's post for Clutch Magazine, The Snob writes about how birth control wandered in the national debate. Not abortion, but BIRTH CONTROL. The pill. The thing women take for everything from pregnancy prevention to period regulation to controling ovarian cysts and hormones. Yes. That thing. It's a thing right now. For crazy people. Take a gander.

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