On the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) ...
For 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has curtailed the rights of low-income women and created a system where only the privileged can have reproductive health care that is needed by all women. As we celebrate another anniversary of Roe, we must remember that our work is not done.
Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade that affirmed that the right to privacy extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, opening up access across the country.
It's now possible to envision a world where our daughters and granddaughters have fewer rights than we did. With Hillary, we can make sure that bad dream never comes true.
You can see this in Aquila's attitude toward Planned Parenthood, which came up repeatedly at the rally. Most of Planned Parenthood's work has nothing to do with abortion but instead with providing women, many of them low-income, with basic health care and family planning.
A woman in the White House won't solve all these problems, you say, and you're right. But I guarantee you women's concerns will move up on the national agenda from day one of a Hillary Clinton Administration.
If you're a reporter, and you want to be fair to Coffman, do you count his vote last week as number seven? Or does he remain a six-time voter to defund Planned Parenthood?
Republicans have made it clear from the first week of 2016 what their priorities are and whose side they are on. Women across the country are watching, they don't like what they see, and they won't forget.
Republicans have been trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act for five years. But they've made absolutely no effort to patch the massive gaping hole that would leave behind. They don't want to.
Depending on how you count, Rep. Mike Coffman has now voted six or seven times to strip funding from Planned Parenthood.
Attacks on Planned Parenthood, both physical and political, are jeopardizing the ability of women to access contraception and other reproductive health care services. At the same time, political assaults on sex education programs are gaining momentum and threatening the progress that we have made in reducing teen pregnancies. It all adds up to a bad report card for 2015, and it could get worse in 2016.
Today, Republicans in Congress plan to make history. Not for growing the economy or helping the middle class -- but for sending a bill to President Obama that will defund women's health care and hurt millions of Americans.
Like a resolution that has little hope of being achieved, these political gambits will look wrong for the country and foolish in hindsight. I only hope my colleagues choose to spend the rest of 2016 more productively. The American people need their business done, and a year would be a terrible thing to waste.
For perspectivce as we start 2016, here are some statistics on tragedies of the past year.
As we close 2015, let's reflect on how we harmed and helped each other's health and wellness with two Top 5 lists for the year: the first for our shortcomings, and the second for our successes.
It seems like sexuality is the one field with more of an ideological divide than politics. This year there is greater tolerance than ever to the many sexuality identifications and definitions. At the same time, there are many movements that promote failing programs and invisible walls of discrimination.