From politics to entertainment, philanthropy to fashion, there were a great number of defining moments this year that advanced the women's agenda and put the needs and rights of women and girls firmly on the map.
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!