Parenting is a demanding task and it takes an aware, determined and conscious parent to be a good one. The good news is many of us can be great parent...
We have come to a point in American life where it is no longer acceptable to be homophobic in polite company, but beating up on pregnant women is still good sport. And, apparently, one that carries few political consequences
I can't be silent when -- at a time of need for care, empathy, and community -- my colleagues in the Oklahoma state legislature are using the last days of session to further restrict Oklahoma women's access to health care.
Next week, women and policymakers from around the world will gather in Malaysia to foment a revolution. Their call? Investment of a different kind, investment in girls and women for the sake not only of people, but also for the planet.
The congressional Republicans are outraged by the IRS story, but they haven't been able to scramble to the floor of the House quickly enough to target left-leaning groups.
A professional pundit was fired because he wrote an opinion piece that was factually inaccurate. Is that even a thing? "Journalists" can get fired for saying things which are false (things that five minutes of fact-checking would have proven laughably wrong), and for other stupid comments?
Without the care that Planned Parenthood health centers provide -- Pap tests, well-woman exams, STD testing and treatment, and breast exams -- the health of our mothers, daughters, sisters and wives will suffer.
What if you could allow an American woman the continued right to make that decision, and at the same time preserve the life of the fetus? The abortion debate would be over.
Rather than focusing on political tactics and news cycle spin, we focus on creating jobs. The Clintons have a brilliant job-creating (and deficit-reducing) record from the years of the Clinton presidency and can play an extraordinary role in generating new ideas.
Her book is not about encouraging everybody to become a parent. She wrote the book to provide with emotional support and education on the adoption process to anyone who wants to become a parent.
Until the Republican Party's leadership and standard-bearers reflect the views of the national electorate -- and even their own members, they are destined to repeat the mistakes -- and the outcome -- of the 2012 election.
My active participation in PP began some 34 years ago, in 1979, when I was invited to attend a demonstration by Chef Julia Childs at the opening of the Los Angeles' Planned Parenthood office. (I think she roasted a chicken, and was as funny as hell.)
As John Kerry takes over as Secretary of State, we have a renewed opportunity to draw attention to the 222 million women worldwide who want to prevent unintended pregnancy but lack access to modern birth control.
We have to continue our unyielding support for Planned Parenthood. For many, it's their main source of health care; in Florida alone, more than 80,000 women receive health services each year.
From South Africa to Eritrea to Pakistan, my work has introduced me again and again to fearless mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters who defy the status quo and insist on freedoms inherent in them.
Women's preventive care -- including birth control -- is basic health care. This shouldn't be a revolutionary idea, but unfortunately it is to some.