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WATCH: Democrats Blast Republican Opponents For Anti-Choice Views

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While touting ultra-conservative values is a benefit in some states, Illinois has been moderate for many years. Now, some vulnerable Democrats are usi...

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Control

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Controlby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Does health care reform's promise of preventive car...

Sarah Palin's 'Mama Grizzlies' Don't Speak for Women or GOP

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Since 81% of Americans believe that individuals should have control over their own important life decisions, Palin's staunchly anti-choice beliefs are in direct contradiction of the majority of not just her party, but everyone.

How Can Anti-Choice Lawmakers Oppose Public Policies That Would Reduce Abortion?

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M. Tracey Brooks

Anti-choice elected officials, who work against keeping abortion safe, legal and accessible, are often the same lawmakers who vote down legislation that is critical to strengthening society.

Weekly Pulse: Kagan Hearings: Gags, God, Guns, and Gays

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings kicked off on Monday. Her nomination has been met by...

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to ...

Lawmakers Should Be at Least as Thoughtful About Abortion as Women Are

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
M. Tracey Brooks

California and Hawaii have continued to proactively protect women's health by passing laws that respect a women's decision-making process around abortion, and New York is poised to do the same.

Weekly Pulse: What Would Jesus Insure?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christian groups are trying to create a run around health care reform by setting up alternative, unreg...

Weekly Pulse: Nebraska's Sweeping Abortion Ban on Colision Course with Supreme Court

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, Nebraska's Republican governor Dave Heineman signed a sweeping new law that criminalizes al...

Are Black Children An "Endangered Species"?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The black community is the frequent testing ground for bad legislation and restrictive medical policies. But this time, according to sponsors and anti-abortionists, its purpose is to stop discrimination -- before birth.

Weekly Pulse: Obama Signs Health Reform Bill, Backlash Begins

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washingt...

(VIDEO) Stupak Wants An Apology. But Will He Also Offer One?

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jodi Jacobson

Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) does not garner a lot of sympathy among American women these days. In fact, quite the opposite. And his (literally an...

Health Care Reform: Deep Twitter Thoughts on The Health Care Vote

Katie Halper | Posted 03.22.2010 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Stupak is like a boyfriend who starts saying all the right stuff after you've decided to break up with him.

Weekly Pulse: Nun Excommunicated for Approving Lifesaving Abortion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A nun in Phoenix, Arizona was excommunicated for approving a lifesaving abortion. Sister Margaret McBr...

Kildee, Stupak Face Off In Countdown To House Health Care Vote

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) wants pro-life Dems to join him in voting against the Democrats' health care bill unless there are significant abortion res...

Hypocrisy Watch: Yet Another Legislator of Morality to Resign Over Affair with Staffer

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Yet another in a lengthening line of legislative moralizers will resign today as a result of his own hypocrisy. Today's example is Congressman Mark So...

On Women's Rights, Democrats Should Stand Up, Not Back Down

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reshma Saujani

I was among the millions of American women shocked to learn that a majority of pro-choice Democrats in the House had voted to take away my reproductive rights.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Tells Legislature: Stop Wasting Money on Unconstitutional Laws

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

After repeatedly introducing laws that violate the constitutional rights of women seeking reproductive health care, the Oklahoma legislature continues to waste taxpayer time and money.

Profile Of A Teen Mother

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

I see a lot of teenage girls having kids, and it's not until you have your child and you're taking care of your child that you understand that it's really not about you anymore, that you're living for somebody else. I just feel like wait, if you can, just wait-until it's the right time for you.

Weekly Pulse: Bayh-Partisanship=Giving Your Seat to a Republican

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger You will be shocked, shocked to hear that a Blue Dog Democrat who made a career out of undermining his...

Sex Ed in Utah

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

My legislative district in St. George, Utah, is conservative, and I am conservative. Yet, I am running legislation to promote contraceptive education. Why? Well, I'll tell you.

Obama Can't Make Eye Contact With Abortion Rights

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.

How Will SCOTUS Decision Affect Corporate Media?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

CBS' blatantly hypocritical decision has sparked intense controversy and brought new light to the shadowy world of corporate media policy governing political or issue-advocacy commercials.

Ante-up Ladies.

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenna Henry Hansen

Affordable, quality health care for all Americans sounds like a brilliant idea. However, the language of the Stupak amendment cuts a woman's access to affordable, comprehensive medical coverage, including reproductive health services like abortion.

Conservative Catholic College Rejects Birth Control

Reproductive Justice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

Belmont Abbey College argued in court that it was a secular institution in order to receive state funds, but then removed birth control from its employee health care plan. Their reason? The Catholic Church.