The goal is not having a perfect record of perfect activism. Nobody has that. Including transgender folks in the reproductive justice movement complicates things -- and that's a good thing.
In McCullen v. Coakley , the plaintiff describes herself as "plump." She is short, and is 77 years old. They try to make it sound as if all protesters are and look like her. But that's not what we see and experience, week after week, in front of our health center.
This fight isn't about being "pro-choice" or "pro-life." Those outdated labels don't come close to defining who we are or the complexity of this issue. Instead of talking about what divides us, let's talk about what the majority of us agree on: that women's health care decisions should be left to a woman and her doctor.
I am proud to live in a state like California, where we can -- and must continue to -- advance women's health. And I look forward to the day when the rest of nation joins us, because the ability to access reproductive health care shouldn't depend on a woman's zip code.
King began his activism as a crusader against racial segregation, but he soon recognized that his battle was part of a much broader fight for a more humane society.
2013 revealed a promising new political trend: A renewed interest in listening, connection and acknowledgment of gray areas to spur innovation and pos...
I don't know of anything else that could have made me feel worse or more of a failure. Those words confirmed my worst fears: I am not good enough. I am not doing enough. I am not strong enough. I am not capable. I am a failure.
How many people enroll how quickly is a daunting administrative challenge, but it is not the scorecard that should be used to determine the value of the law.
What decides whether or not I, indeed, am a feminist isn't the choices I make in my own life. It's whether I'm truly committed to empowering every woman to make whatever choices are right for her own life. So for me the question isn't whether Beyoncé passes that test -- it's whether her critics do.
Now is the time to keep up the momentum. We must make our voices heard to ensure that the health and rights of women and young people get the focus they deserve, at home and abroad, as the global community decides how best to allocate attention and resources.
Last December, the state legislature used the lame duck session to shove through wildly unpopular restrictions on women's health care. Now, as December rolls back around, here comes another dangerous and deeply unpopular measure: A ban on private abortion insurance coverage.
A nonprofit organization started by two former Obama White House staffers received $5 million -- or most of its $8.4 million in revenue last year -- from four unnamed donors, new disclosures obtained by the Center for Public Integrity indicate.
Many lifelong Republicans like me have seen our party co-opted by an extreme minority and turned into something we no longer recognize.
Today, we speak with Sunsara Taylor of StopPatriarchy.org, who just returned from Jackson defending the Women's Health organization from the anti-choice group Operation Save America, described by StopPatriarchy.org as a "extreme, violence inciting, women-hating Christian fascist organization."
Overturning Roe v. Wade has never been about saving babies. It's about controlling women, and the religious extremists will continue masking this hidden agenda until they are exposed.
New Yorkers who care about women's health should vote for Bill de Blasio. De Blasio has been a steadfast champion for comprehensive sex education, access to reproductive health services and the rights and health of women across our city.