The slew of recent articles about abortion has only reinforced the importance of getting our government and its laws off our bodies. The old joke that if men got pregnant, abortions would be handled "drive-through" like at a fast food restaurant -- is no joke.
How the U.S. military restricts servicewomen from accessing abortion on military bases is a discriminatory scandal.
The anti-abortion lobbyists who write these laws think they're protecting the lives of "unborn children," but they have no regard for the lives of the child rape victims whom they are re-raping by forcing them to deliver their abusers' children.
Politicians cannot promise to grow the economy and simultaneously limit access to abortion, birth control and sexual education. Our nation's economic health and women's reproductive health are linked.
They call themselves 'life defenders' and, as Catholics, they believe that life begins at conception. From the moment the man and woman's cells connect, the unborn child has to be protected at all cost, even if that threatens the health or life of its mother.
Hate is winning in the US and women and the disadvantaged are often bearing the painful brunt of this movement.
Over the last couple of weeks, there have been boycotts of states enacting anti-LGBT legislation, and rightly so. But Americans seem to be forgetting about women's rights. There's a complacency on this issue that scares me, and should scare any woman who believes that we have the right to choose.
Burdensome and unworkable is the best description of the plan proposed by a group of religious nonprofit organizations and institutions to interfere with the ability of women in their health plans to access birth control, and undermine the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage mandate.
Punishment is the logical response when you are referring to a medical procedure as murder. And when you smear abortion providers with hyperbolic stories about selling "baby parts," you can't be surprised when people react violently to put a stop to what they are told is horrific violence.
What does being pro-life mean in a world in which giving birth to new life causes so many women to lose their own?
Will this label change make medication abortion more feasible in states facing medically unnecessary, politically motivated restrictions or will politicians with the goal of limiting abortion access just continue to find new ways to restrict access? Time will tell, but this new action from the Food and Drug Administration seems to be a step in the right direction.
You hope that the weakening of journalism doesn't translate into politicians thinking they can flip flop to their hearts content, without being asked ...
Today's topics include: The GOP's Obsession with Bathrooms; Tennessee Republican Accused of Sexual Harassment; Missouri Republican Wants a List of Women Who Had Abortions; and more.
Yesterday, on a quiet, beautiful afternoon in Rhinebeck, New York, I (the Lo of EMandLO.com) squeezed into the greenhouse wing of the historic Beekman Arms (one of the oldest continuously operating inns in America, and also where Chelsea Clinton had her rehearsal dinner) to see Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, speak about the importance of women's reproductive rights and voting for the candidate most equipped to protect them, Hillary Clinton.
As Reform Jews, who champion the right of every person to make their own decisions about their spiritual life, and their body, how do we reconcile a bill which imposes a number of targeted bureaucratic barriers against a woman's right to have an abortion?
In New Hampshire, a bill to redefine opioid use or addiction in pregnant women as child abuse is making its way through the legislature, despite vocal objection from the state's medical community.