Given the fragile state of abortion rights today, and the determination of those who would undo them further, Pollitt's book offers an important rallying cry. Her analysis is not perfect, but on the whole, her argument is persuasive -- and necessary.
Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?
My alliance is obviously with the pro-choice contingent, but I was disappointed with their advocates making no mention of people with Down Syndrome. They only spoke about "Down Syndrome" as a potential cause for concern for expectant mothers.
Longtime advocates for privacy and access to reproductive health care found the use of the phrase "murder by abortion" in local data appearing on CrimeMapping.com to be disturbing. The label seems to invoke shame and humiliation.
Some are still finding solace in the "Trump's going to say something any day now that will sink him like a stone" way of thinking, but their numbers are getting smaller as time goes by and Trump defies political gravity once again.
It's true that there are many more community health centers than Planned Parenthood clinics in our state. But this doesn't mean that throwing more money at the community health clinics would provide equal or greater access to healthcare than what's available now.
If he was pro-life, wouldn't he oppose corporate polluters who release toxins into the air that annually sicken or kill hundreds of thousands of people in this country, including a disproportionate number of children and the elderly?
I grew up in a strict Catholic home, where there was zero tolerance of an alternative take on abortion. Partially in reaction, I've been pro-choice ...
While Kasich and Bush certainly took a more measured tone in the first Republican debate compared to, say, Donald Trump, their policy positions and records as governor in Ohio and Florida show that they're just as extreme and far-right as the rest of the Republican field.
Defunding the largest organization providing education and pregnancy prevention services will only increase the percentage of young people relegated into poverty, not only in this generation but also for generations to come.
Like the Dominican Republic, other countries are slowly starting to question this injustice and taking steps to decriminalize abortion in favor of women and girls' human rights to health, to be free from cruel and inhuman treatment and other torture, as well as their right to life.
If anything, Trump is possibly the most liberal conservative the GOP has seen in decades.
As our time together progressed, I started to get a little disappointed. Sometimes I felt ignored. You seemed more interested in your extreme right-wing friends than you were in me.
We're going to begin today with a wrapup of the week that was in the presidential campaigns, and as befitting his status as the Republican frontrunner, we're going to start with Donald Trump.
While my Christian faith leads me to view abortion through the lenses of sadness, indignity, compassion, anger, hospitality, and generosity, I am equally disturbed by the willingness of Christians to so easily trade one moral value for another.
Planned Parenthood has become the battered scapegoat, bullied by a Senate that historically and profoundly excludes women. Lost in the politicking over this issue is the bravery and courage of women who agreed to be donors. Without them, the vaccines and medicines on which all Americans rely might not exist.