Think about it -- who is best suited to be writing medical regulations to meet the needs of Virginia women?
A small victory for reproductive justice: Google recently removed deceptive "crisis pregnancy centers" ads that come up when users look for abortion services.
From a public health point of view, abortion care, no less than contraception, is an essential measure to prevent the heartbreak of infant mortality, and to prevent another tragedy as well -- maternal death.
If you look closely, there is evidence that local politics can still be critically important. The real advances made, for example, in a host of issues.
We may know we made the best decision for our families and our lives, but society shames us all year long, and then has a special holiday to remind us that we aren't perfect.
I can think of no better way to honor the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, and the activism that originated the celebration, than to consider the most fundamental part of becoming a mother.
A prominent political scientist suggests that the politics of values may have settled into a state of lessened conflict and volatility. The debate runs on; but terms like "acceptance" and "stability" figure centrally in his depiction of cultural struggle in this country.
Abortion is not uneventful. But if more women had more realistic depictions like these at their disposal when it came to making such a personal decision, they would approach it with more knowledge, confidence and agency.
Tea Party groups have evolved over time. Initially, they were supposed to be grassroots, libertarian, and spontaneous; but there were many who almost immediately attempted to grab the Tea Party mantle and turn it into their own giant political machine.
Privacy in the future will resemble that in a small village. As with any small community, dissent from the prevailing conventional wisdom will be easy to spot and punish. Welcome to the world of social conformity enforced by hashtags.
The rain of ridiculous ravings from America's political right continued unabated as spring took hold. Let's look at a few examples.
I had a college degree, but suddenly I had no car, no income and few alternatives. To keep our family going, I was forced onto welfare and relied on food stamps to keep food on the table. In the blink of an eye, my aspirations for achieving a middle-class life for my family were shattered.
On conservative KNUS radio last week, GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner assured listeners that he remains "pro-life" even though he recently un-endors...