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More Than 1,000 Faith Leaders Say No Thanks To Trump's Planned 'Religious Liberty' Order

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.03.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Thursday on “religious liberty.” According to White House officials, the order co...

A Note To Women Yearning To Be Moms On Mother's Day

Healthline | Posted 05.04.2017 | Women

To be honest, I used to really despise Mother’s Day. Growing up without much of a relationship with my mom, it was always the reminder of what I did...

Warning Signs That Your Teen Could Be Struggling With An Eating Disorder

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 05.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

As parents, it can be difficult to tell what is really behind your teen’s recent desire to lose weight, newfound interest in “healthy” eating, o...

Why This Adoptive Mom Buys 2 Extra Cards On Mother's Day

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 05.09.2017 | Parents

As an adoptive mom, I don’t celebrate Mother’s Day much differently than a biological mom. But there is an added layer of reflection on that day w...

President Trump In The Eyes Of Kids, Parents And Teachers

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.03.2017 | Education
Common Sense Media

Stories of worry, bullying, anger and relief from across America. By Will Kane, Common Sense News Newfound confidence and feelings of safety. Concern...

Trump Taps Anti-Contraceptive Activist To Oversee Family Planning Program

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.01.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump has appointed Teresa Manning, an anti-abortion activist who has argued that “contraception doesn’t work,” ...

Schools Should Ban "Lunch Shaming"

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.01.2017 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

“In 2017, we’re taking hot lunches out of a child’s hands and throwing it away...We’re one of the wealthiest and most powerful nations in the ...

Planned Parenthood President: 'I Take No Joy In Our Popularity' Under Trump

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Planned Parenthood is more popular than it has ever been in the face of relentless attacks from Congress and state legislatures that co...

Donovan and Eric: Two Mexican Dads Open Up About Their Beautiful Family

Gays With Kids | Posted 04.28.2017 | Queer Voices
Gays With Kids

Originally published on Gays With Kids, by Clay Wirestone. For Donovan Gutierrez and his fiancé Eric Alvarado being parents is an important and somet...

Here's What Trump Has Done For Women In His First 100 Days

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.27.2017 | Women

In his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump and his team have spent a lot of time trying to convince Americans that they’re hard at work...

First 100 Days Reveal Trump’s Anti-Woman, Anti-Rights Administration

Serra Sippel | Posted 04.28.2017 | Politics
Serra Sippel

President Donald Trump's first 100 days reads like an anti-woman and anti-human rights check list. From day one, Trump has been relentless in his atte...

Why Pride And Courage Are The Keys To The Jewish People’s Future

Adam Milstein | Posted 04.28.2017 | Religion
Adam Milstein

This article was first published in The Jerusalem Post. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” T...

A Letter To My Daughter As She Decides What To Do With Her Life

Healthline | Posted 04.27.2017 | Parents

Dear daughter of mine, I think one of my favorite things about being your mommy is being able to watch you grow and change every single day. You’re ...

Adoption Is A Feminist Issue, But Not For The Reasons You Think

The Establishment | Posted 04.25.2017 | Parents
The Establishment

This piece by Liz Latty originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. In their efforts to cure wh...

It's Time To Normalize Infertility

Heather Huhman | Posted 04.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Heather Huhman

There’s a word to describe a child who’s lost both parents. There’s a word to describe a wife who’s lost her husband, and a word to describe a...

Trump's Family Planning Cuts Would Cause Global Side Effects

The Conversation US | Posted 04.23.2017 | World
The Conversation US

By Rachel Sullivan Robinson, American University School of International Service President Donald Trump is leading an assault on family planning aroun...

Love Conquers Everything: Bryon Adopts Jason

Gays With Kids | Posted 04.21.2017 | Queer Voices
Gays With Kids

Originally published on Gays With Kids, by David Dodge. Most fathers have to wait years before hearing their children say, “I love you.” Bryon Den...

Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 04.21.2017 | Women

Bernie Sanders traveled to Nebraska this week to throw his support behind Omaha Democratic mayoral candidate, Heath Mello, who is running against the ...

Mom Turns Her Breastfeeding Journey Into Dreamy Drawings

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.20.2017 | Parents

During times of transition and new adventures, artist Joy Hwang has always turned to her sketchbook. So when she became a mother, she started document...

Why America's Babies Are Suffering Opioid Addictions, Placing More Babies In Foster Care

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 04.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. John DeGarmo

The baby lay screaming in the hospital crib, its tiny frame racked with pain. Powerless to help, the nurse tried to comfort the baby as best she could...

As The U.S. Stops Funding Reproductive Health Services, China Should Step In

The Conversation Global | Posted 04.19.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Tamara Nair, Nanyang Technological University On April 4 2017, US President Donald Trump decided to not fund the United Nations Population Fund (UNF...

Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.19.2017 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

“Abortion: Stories Women Tell,” directed by Tracy Droz Tragos, looks at one of America’s most contentious debates through the prism of personal ...

Kenya, Brazil, Senegal, three stories on sexuality education, fertility, advertisement and a revised status quo

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 04.18.2017 | Women
Gaia Paradiso

This morning, on the Daily Nation, one of the Kenyan national newspapers, I was intriguingly reading and genuinely interested in a research conducted ...

Putting HER First: A Step Toward A Long-Term Strategy For Women’s Rights

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 04.18.2017 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By Savannah Fox Shortly after millions of people joined the worldwide Women’s March in January, President Donald Trump issued a presidential memoran...

Why My Wife And I Became Foster Parents

Dr. John DeGarmo | Posted 04.19.2017 | Parents
Dr. John DeGarmo

Can I share something with you? Being a parent has been the second best thing I have ever done. The first, of course, was marrying my wife! To be sure...