The Supreme Court affirmation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a moral victory -- and a victory for sexual and reproductive health and rights. As a religious leader, I believe that access to health care is a fulfillment of the Biblical mandate to take care of all of our neighbors.
Last week, every single GOP Senator voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, an act that would make it hard for companies to continue to practice pay discrimination, which is a thing where companies pay women less cause they have teet teets and a nana.
Known as "PRENDA," the latest version of this bill would ban abortions performed on the basis of sex. If itbecomes law, a doctor or nurse who suspects that a patient is seeking a sex-selective abortion would be required to report her to authorities.
At the risk of seeming insensitive as we approach Mother's Day, I have a bone to pick with everyone out there who has chosen -- or tacitly accepted -- the role of motherhood. Could you please, for the love of God, stop referring to those of us who have chosen to not have kids as "childless"?
Earlier today a senior policy advisor to the Republican Party was thought to have said the following: "You know, we forgot. I mean, we knew that the 19th Amendment passed, but, what can I say, it was an abstraction."
Every 90 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from a pregnancy-related complication. This isn't just a "third world" problem. The United States currently ranks 50th in the world for maternal health. It is safer to give birth in Bosnia or Kuwait than in California.