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The Women's Issues You Won't Hear Discussed in South Carolina

Deborah Stambler | Posted 03.21.2012 | Women
Deborah Stambler

The candidates have boiled women's existence down to their ability to bear children.

Laura Bassett

Virginia Tells Abortion Clinics Where To Set The Thermostat | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.25.2011 | Women

The Virginia Department of Health will release proposed clinic regulations on Friday that target abortion providers and could potentially shut many of...

Missouri Senate Passes Bill Putting Restrictions On Late-Term Abortions

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

April 7, 2011 10:55:27 PM KANSAS CITY, April 7 (Reuters) - The Missouri Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would put further restrictions on whe...

How Many Committees Does it Take to Wage a War on Women?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Recent and ongoing attacks on women's freedom and privacy by the anti-choice House leadership are so far-reaching and so extreme that they've been dubbed the "War on Women."

Obama Reverses Bush Birth Control Rules

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- (AP) The government has replaced a Bush-era rule that became a flash point in the debate over abortions, clarifying that doctors and nur...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Facing Grassroots Pressure Over 'War On Contraception' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women's-rights activists are taking the fight to preserve family-planning funding outside the Beltway, calling on grassroots activists t...

The People Behind the "Let Women Die" Act

Elizabeth Shipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Shipp

Elections have consequence,s and for American women, that can't be made any more painfully clear than by the recent actions by newly elected anti-choice members of Congress.

Abortion Foes Don't Care About Women's Rights or Civil Rights

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Those who invoke race and slavery when denying a woman's right to choose are trying to obfuscate and change the subject. Their policies are hurting poor women of color.

What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Office of State Attorney General

Christine Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Bronstein

Until recently I had no idea how much control the Attorney General has over my uterus. As Attorney General, Kamala Harris will make choice a priority in her administration.

After criticism, radio hosts Rosen and Pfaff address McInnis lapses

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Some say I'm beating my head against the church wall by critiquing conservative talk radio, no matter how reasonable my criticism is. But KOA's Mike Rosen and KLZ's Jim Pfaff, both conservative radio hosts, recently responded on the air to issues raised in this blog.

McInnis Said He Had "Zero Rating by NARAL;" Talk-Radio Host Should Set Record Straight

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I love it when any candidate (Democrat, Republican, or American Constitution Party) tells a reporter to prove him wrong and the reporter proceeds to prove him wrong.

Weekly Pulse: Obama Signs Health Reform Bill, Backlash Begins

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washingt...

Back Up Your Birth Control Day of Action: Time to Close the Gap on EC Access

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelli Conlin

Stories of our neighbors' lack of access to health care--ranging from a friend denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition to a relative who c...

McInnis Says He's OK With Flip-Flopping Politicians, But Talk Show Host Lets It Slide

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Some say I'm beating my head against a church wall when I ask social conservative talk-show hosts to act more like journalists and ask tough questions of conservative candidates.

A Feminist's U-Turn: A Torrid Tale of Disappointment and Discovery

Megan Carpentier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan Carpentier

Writing about women's issues made me learn more about those issues and feminist theories about them than a classroom ever did. It also allowed reclaim the word "feminist" for myself.

State Legislatures Take Aim at Women

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

State legislatures are often fertile ground for contentious or ribald behavior. And, while great strides have been made in the past decade to diversif...

My endorsement in the PA-06 : Women's rights are no joking matter.

Kate Michelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Michelman

Political campaigns often are illustrative of larger matters. For me, the campaign for the Democratic nomination in Pennsylvania's sixth Congressiona...

CBS's Super Bowl Error Was One of Transparency

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kelli Conlin

By surreptitiously and unexpectedly changing its policy, CBS has effectively denied us the ability to respond with an equal and adequate counter-argument.

Ruth Proskauer Smith, 1907-2010

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelli Conlin

Ruth Proskauer Smith, a founding hero of the reproductive rights movement, died last night at 102 years of age. As we celebrate today the anniversary...

NARAL and Planned Parenthood: Ineffectiveness Anti-Choice Democrats Can Rely On

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Democrats in Congress have just proudly signed a deal that allows a bunch of old men who have spent the better part of the last century avoiding their own sexual issues to dictate access to abortion services.

A Woman Scorned: The Betrayal and Backlash of the Stupak/Pitts Anti-Abortion Amendment

Kelley Bell-Wenzlaff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelley Bell-Wenzlaff

The health care bill is so important, we can't let this amendment get in the way of its passage. But don't mistake that to mean its O.K. to ask the ladies to "take one for the team," not this time.

Harold Ford Abortion Attack: NARAL Hits Possible Gillibrand Challenger On 'Pro-Life' Stance

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Harold Ford Jr. has barely stuck his toe in the water and already the sharks are circling him. News that the former Tennessee congressman is mulling ...

Think The 2008 Colorado Personhood Amendment Was Extreme? Get A Load Of The 2010 Version

The Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A version of the anti-abortion initiative soundly defeated by Colorado voters in 2008 is making its way to the 2010 ballot, this time reworked as an "...

Top 10 Reasons This Woman Can't Write for Late Night Comedy Shows

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Catie Lazarus

My lady sensibility is limited to menstruation (hilarious), babies (adorable), and unicorns mating (adorably hilarious).

A National Day of Action to Stop Stupak

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Today I feel like I'm still 18, in the fall of 1968, gathering nickels, dimes and dollars for a friend to take the bus to Rapid City, South Dakota to get an (illegal) abortion.