After years of acknowledging that emergency contraceptives are safe and effective for nonprescription use, the government missed a tremendous opportunity to make emergency contraception more available to women who need it.
Apple's trusty little phone wizard is clueless about birth control or abortion care. While this may be nothing more than a programming glitch, it is a modern-day example of the historic struggle women have always faced in getting access to health care and health information.
At a time when Americans want government focused on jobs and helping families weather the toughest economy in recent memory, Republicans have submitted a budget that guts the nation's birth control funding and eliminates access to cancer screenings for millions of women.
Affordable birth control means better birth control. When cost is not a concern, women are more likely to choose more effective birth control methods. Imagine -- making your birth control decision based on what fits you rather than what fits your wallet!
Chances are you've never heard of Estelle Griswold. But she radically changed the lives of women in America. Forty-six years ago today, her courage secured a basic right of women to use birth control to plan and time our pregnancies and to keep our families healthy.
Republicans are squandering their supposed 2010 mandate by following an ideological agenda instead of focusing first on creating jobs, particularly when it comes to their attacks on basic women's health care.
The Planned Parenthood Mike Pence wants to eliminate looks nothing like the Planned Parenthood that three million patients rely on each year. It's time to end this political vendetta. It's wasting valuable time.
Richard Nixon may not be the first name most people associate with women's health and reproductive rights. But as the assault on women heats up in Congress this week, I'm starting to think of the Nixon era as an age of enlightenment.
It's pretty clear that the new majority in the House won't be putting women in leadership positions. If the Democrats are serious about winning in 2012, they need to pay attention to women -- as voters and as leaders.
Can't make heads or tails of health care reform? You're not alone -- a majority of Americans are confused about the new health care law and don't know enough about the details of the law to understand how it will affect them.