While I sat there, vaguely nauseous, I avoided eye contact with the students walking by. After all, Nice Jewish Girls don't get knocked up freshman year of college.
As a woman I'm not sure why the other ticket would even be a remote option.
Social conservatives have every right to hold the religious belief that life begins at conception and to act accordingly in their private lives. But they don't have a right to distort science to achieve their ends.
Should not we family planners celebrate the fact that the contraceptives we provide make it possible for people to have more sex? Isn't more sex good? This idea makes people antsy.
Barack Obama has fought for women over the last four years -- and that's why we're fighting for him in this election.
Although it may not be what the convention organizers wanted, the image of an older white man rambling nonsensically about politics, President Obama, and, at times, nothing in particular, while recycling lines from movies from a generation ago, is pretty fitting for today's Republican Party.
"Why would Al Jazeera be interested in making a film about abortion in the United States?" That's a question we received often as we set out to film the documentary The Abortion War. The answer is easy.
Remind me, what century are we living in? Because it looks to me as if the most vocal wing of the no-longer-party-of-Lincoln would like to boot women of child-bearing age out of jobs and back to home and hearth.
Women working in technology are on the cutting edge, creating jobs and changing our world in dramatic, powerful ways. But we can't do that if politicians in Washington restrict our ability to plan our families and our futures.
Protecting sperm rights would benefit society, and wouldn't really harm men. Understand -- a man's right to control his own body and life choices would not be infringed. Men could still have sex. They would merely be asked to accept a few tiny, ever-so-reasonable restrictions.
"America's Comeback Team" of Romney/Ryan will come back for women's choice, women's health and women's pay, and they will not stop until all of the progress made in the fight for women's equality over the past 50 years has been erased.
When Democrats slip up, they sound like they just pushed open the door of a VW Microbus and came out through a haze of the finest medical-grade Indica smoke. When Republicans slip up, they sound like they're auditioning for a role in Guess Who's Coming To Dinner.
Catholicism remains the predominant religion of the Philippines, and it is a source of strength and succor for millions of Filipinos. But the Church is at its best when it is focused on its pastoral mission, not its political agenda.
The main health benefit of contraception is that it gives us control over whether and when to become pregnant and bear children. But the Obama administration is perpetuating a cloak of shame around the issue.
Let's call the birth control benefit what it is: Women's hard-earned insurance coverage. It's ours. We earned it. We pay for it. We deserve it.
Our fight has not ended. Too many Latinas are still without access, and opponents are doing their best to roll back these recent gains and leave Latinas without care. It's the time for us to stand up for our communities and ourselves.