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Kate Michelman

Maternal and Infant Mortality Should Shock Our Conscience

Kate Michelman | Posted 06.18.2016 | Women
Kate Michelman

This year, Americans spent a record amount -- more than $20 billion -- on gifts in celebration of Mother's Day. Ironically, this also was a record year for maternal mortality.

Change for Women Happens in the Voting Booth

Kate Michelman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Kate Michelman

The reason our laws have been out of step with what would be best for women is simple: women have not voted as if their lives depend on it.

To Hell and Back in Just 45 Years

Kate Michelman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Kate Michelman

I had a college degree, but suddenly I had no car, no income and few alternatives. To keep our family going, I was forced onto welfare and relied on food stamps to keep food on the table. In the blink of an eye, my aspirations for achieving a middle-class life for my family were shattered.

History in the Making in Pennsylvania

Kate Michelman | Posted 02.17.2014 | Women
Kate Michelman

Last week, the Women's Health Caucus of the Pennsylvania legislature announced the first phase of a comprehensive Agenda for Women's Health. It is a groundbreaking approach to addressing the unique health needs and concerns of women that could serve as a model for other states who seek to improve the lives of women.

Pennsylvania Is Failing Women

Kate Michelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kate Michelman

It is beyond dispute that when the women of Pennsylvania do well, their families do well, their children thrive and communities prosper. That is reason enough for Pennsylvania to start climbing up from the bottom rungs of the 50 states.

93 Years of Women Voting: Are We Using This Right to Drive the Change We Need?

Kate Michelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women
Kate Michelman

Today, as we celebrate our hard-fought right to vote, let's remind women of the importance of leveraging that right to ensure full participation in electing and re-electing leaders who are committed to women's equality.

Opposition to Robert Bork Was Not 'Shameful'

Asher Smith | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics
Asher Smith

Democrats opposing Bork's nomination would have seen their votes as not just a stand against a particular judicial nominee but as a vote against the social agenda of an administration they felt was attempting to turn the page on the progress of previous decades.

Former NARAL Pres: Clinton "Playing The Victim"

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Edwards campaign advisor Kate Michelman--former NARAL president-- is attacking frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton--the first female with a real c...