Pro-life advocates in Congress recently infected an uncontroversial anti-human trafficking bill that had strong bipartisan support with a contentious amendment that prohibits taypayer-funded abortions. Women's reproductive health should not be the euphemistic football in a match played mostly by and for men in Congress.
Having been at the forefront of American politics for over five decades, there's little that still surprises Frank... except the Tea Party.
In regards to women's health, the GOP and Iranian hardliners are indeed comrades. (Though I'm sure neither of them would ever admit that.)
Republican Senators are playing hide and seek with victims of sex trafficking. The U.S. Department of Justice now estimates that approximately 300,000 American children are at risk of being prostituted in the U.S. -- at an average age of 13 or 14.
Human faces get lost in congressional rancor. Senators accuse one another of subterfuge and betrayal. Republicans accuse Democrats of one thing, Democrats accuse Republicans of another.
In March of 2015, the West Virginia legislature overrode the Governor's veto of HB 2568, the "Pain-Cable Unborn Child Protection Act." As noted by th...
The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) has recently stalled due to a provision which expands the Hyde Amendment -- a rider that restricts federal funding for abortion and other health care services.
Every day doctors, nurses, medical assistants, abortion doulas, and receptionists risk their lives to make sure that those of us seeking an abortion are met with compassion and love.
We do need to talk about how to make progress happen for women around the world. But at the same time, we find ourselves defending women in the U.S. from facing dangerous steps back. We must stop this trend.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker boosted his national profile with a speech at the "Iowa Freedom Summit," making him a strong candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in 2016. But what does freedom mean to Walker? His policies are worth a second look.
Democrats keep trying to drive our country forward with policies designed to help Americans in the 21st century. Unfortunately, Republicans are stuck in reverse. In 2016, let's find Democratic candidates who will move the country forward.
The theory that abortion increases a woman's risk of breast cancer was debunked long ago. Why then does the claim still appear from bumper stickers to Crisis Pregnancy Centers to the Internet?
"Shame", "hurt" -- the emotional trigger words are being used to turn the clock back to the dark ages when women had no voice, no power, no control of their own lives. As one who has been hurt, not by abortion but by powerlessness, and who strenuously objects to shaming, I declined the invitation. Women deserve better.
Like millions of other women, my mother could not have known where her anything-but-simple choice would lead her. I'm just grateful it led her to me.
New bills introduced in state legislatures in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri would outlaw the safest method of second-trimester abortion in America. Known as dilation and evacuation (D&E), this procedure is also the most commonly used.
This legislation not only attacks women's rights, but it discriminates against people with low income and impedes other healthcare services as well.