There is little doubt -- particularly in the current climate -- that sexualized coverage and attacks will remain a factor in political races. The question is whether being a woman running for office is something that the country needs and fairness demands.
Access to family planning, including effective contraception, has been shown to reduce abortions. This isn't complicated. Increasing family planning services reduces the number of unintended pregnancies.
When the ACA began to provide contraceptive services for women, the plan acquired the kind of traction not possible through political rhetoric. But some are determined to stop full implementation of "Obamacare." And their political intransigence is certain to create victims.
As we register to vote -- as we walk into the voting booth -- we must remember the choice we're making. One option is a candidate who promises to turn back the clock on women's rights and our access to health care. Thankfully, we have a far better option: President Obama.
The first thing women should know about the Romney-Ryan budget is that it has been called the single largest transfer of wealth from middle- and low-income earners to millionaires and billionaires in our country's history.
A portrait of America under Tea Party rule runs the risk of reading like dystopian science fiction. So be it. We should take the risk because a future Tea Party America would likely be such a dystopia, a place even tea partiers might fear to tread.
If Planned Parenthood and legal abortion are eliminated, it could cause a domino effect that could set this country back 50 years.
If anti-choice politicians are focused on creating jobs and growing our economy, they sure have a funny way of showing it.
Jindal, Perry and other GOP governors refusing, however absurdly, to implement Obamacare will inevitably segregate health care in America between states where people can afford quality health care and those led by hysterical nimrods standing in their way.
Birth control has had such a dramatic impact on women and families in this country that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named it one of the top 10 public health achievements of the past century.
Why did Brown write her deceptive op-ed? Parading as a pro-choice journalist her job is to defame Planned Parenthood while shoring up independent and moderate Republican support for Romney. Her husband, Dan Senor, is a top Romney advisor, a fact that she doesn't disclose.
With Obama enjoying as much as a 20 point lead with women, who many pundits say could be the key to the election, you'd think the Romney would be a little more accommodating. But Romney's positions could not be clearer.
In a world where public and private organizations are held accountable for their decisions, boards must take their responsibilities seriously.
It makes one wonder: Would the Michigan Republican leadership have banned a male conservative representative for using the term "vagina" in the debate? Somehow I doubt it.
This election year, we will decide, in dramatic fashion, the degree of access Americans, particularly the most vulnerable, will have to family planning.
We owe it to our youth to provide them with the information and resources they need to feel empowered to make responsible decisions about their sexual health.