When will we, as a country, accept that a woman's body is her own? When will we stop policing women's bodies, and start accepting that she is capable of making the decisions for herself?
When Republican leaders in Washington don't feel like governing, they attack women's health care and abortion rights.
When Hillary Clinton referred to the escalation of attacks on health care providers as "domestic terrorism" last month, there was a collective gasp in the media. But let's examine the facts behind the assertion.
What would happen if we eliminated the House of Representatives entirely?
The building no longer exists. No plaque marks the site. But from Sanger's activism, the movement that today is represented by Planned Parenthood emerged. And as everyone (and especially women) know, a century later the fight for free reproductive choice that Margaret Sanger launched still grinds on.
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The smearing of Planned Parenthood requires a vigorous response, in the only language that these thugs understand -- money and requirement to tell the truth or face jail time -- by filing a defamation lawsuit against all their false accusers.
Why the same forces of intolerance that have marred the GOP are pressing the historical rewind button with Planned Parenthood is no mystery. It is a brazen effort to ignite a Republican base with what worked in the past and primarily with evangelical Christians: the culture wars.
Another day, another person proves that Carly Fiorina didn't see the video that she claims she saw. What's interesting is that, this time, it is the person who is responsible for collecting the very footage that Fiorina claims she viewed.
Two major GOP cornerstones are family values and limited government, but limited government excludes providing Americans with a higher standard of living through investing in social programs, but is embraced when using the government as a tool to impose Christian morality on the daily lives of Americans.
We know exactly what Planned Parenthood does for millions of people in this country, and we will not let those committed to ending abortion access use fraud and deception to cut millions of people off from high-quality preventive care.
Some fetal tissue is obtained, with full consent, from women who have abortions. Under federal law, women are not paid for this, and suppliers charge handling fees only.
With a federal budget deadline looming, we are still facing the threat of another destructive government shutdown. Why should we ever allow a fraction of a faction in the body politic to threaten the whole and hold all of us hostage? Let's end this dangerous and self-destructive political ritual.
The GOP continues to go on an anti-abortion warpath that puts women's lives and well-being at risk. It's time for Republicans to come down from their paternalistic preachy perch.
Barring federal funding for Planned Parenthood, as some in Congress favor, would have a devastating impact on women's access to health care services through Medicaid -- especially family planning services -- and put many women's health at risk.