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Reproductive Rights

Stop the Tragedy

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

Every two minutes, a woman dies from complications related to pregnancy. Even more tragic: many of these deaths could be prevented with a simple and cost-effective solution -- voluntary family planning.

Sex And The Affordable Care Act

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

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.

Senate Challenger Says Soldiers Don't Fight For Right To Contraception

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

A New York GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate has included in her stump speech the claim that America's fighting men and women are not risking their li...

Women Leave Rio+20 Motivated to Galvanize Sustainability Around Family Planning and Reproductive Rights

Diane MacEachern | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Diane MacEachern

The Rio+20 outcome document -- though 49 pages long and consisting of 23,917 words -- mentions women in less than 0.01 percent of the entire text.

The Fight Over Contraceptive Coverage Continues

Robert Walker | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Make no mistake about it: the battle over the ACA has become an extension of the war on contraception and reproductive rights.

Family Planning: Reaching for the Summit

Dr. Gary L. Darmstadt | Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact
Dr. Gary L. Darmstadt

The global community has the chance to achieve transformational results that will save millions of lives. This is not business as usual.

Clinton: Family Planning Key To Sustainability

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 08.22.2012 | Impact

Rio de Janeiro — Hillary Rodham Clinton took a stand for women's reproductive rights during the Rio+20 United Nations conference on Friday, sayi...

Is Surrogacy on Its Way to Becoming 'The New Normal'?

Fred Silberberg | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Fred Silberberg

Understanding surrogacy's legal structure and its step-by-step process can help make the process more manageable and allow parents-to-be to realize the joy which surrogacy can bring.

The Future Women Want: Why Reproductive Rights Matter at Rio +20

Amanda Klasing | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Amanda Klasing

Women around the world know the importance of reproductive rights to the future we all want. It's time for the world's governments to collectively recognize it too.

New "As Cool As I Am" Video: Dar Williams & The War On Women, Plus The Message Launches

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2012-06-15-Screenshot20120615at12.41.03AM.pngSinger-songwriter Dar Williams has released a music video in response to the alleged War On Women. Watch it here.

Paycheck Fairness FAIL

Erin Gibson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

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.

A Ceasefire in the Assault on Women and their Reproductive Health?

Robert Walker | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Are the pundits right? Has the prospect of a gender backlash in the general election caused social conservatives to lose the courage of their convictions? Hardly.

Waging a Global War FOR Women

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Inexplicably, as the rest of the world makes great efforts to provide family planning and reproductive health care for women everywhere, some in the U.S. Congress are seeking to go backwards.

Greg Rosalsky

Is There A War On Women? | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

Only three in ten women believe there is currently a broad-based campaign to limit their access to reproductive health care, a new poll shows. The...

House To Vote On Bill Banning Abortions Based On Gender

Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

By JIM ABRAMS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Legislation coming up for a House vote would make it a federal crime to carry out an abortion bas...

What PRENDA Would Mean to Women

Miriam Yeung | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Miriam Yeung

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.

BREAKING ECONOMIC NEWS: GOP to Sponsor Innovative Women's Program

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.25.2012 | Comedy
Soraya Chemaly

Anonymous sources think that the GOP is seriously considering officially adopting the Sponsor a Uterus program as part of their economic stimulus agenda.

Another Blow Against Women -- House Appropriations Committee Votes to Defund UNFPA

Valerie DeFillipo | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Valerie DeFillipo

Reproductive rights are human rights, but apparently not in the minds of House Appropriators.

Are You ___ Enough?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Would a man's choice to embrace his traditional breadwinning role with gusto be marked as an end to progress, or to opt out of parenthood as a harbinger of the downfall of society as we know it?

Helping Women and Girls in Rwanda

Valens Ntamushobora | Posted 07.14.2012 | Teen
Valens Ntamushobora

In many rural areas in Rwanda, women have been excluded from the decision-making processes affecting their lives, families and communities, and they are forced to accept prevailing social attitudes.

It's Not 'Childless', It's A 'Choice'

Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.10.2012 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

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"?

BREAKING NEWS: Republicans Announce, "We Just Plain Forgot Women Can Now Vote"

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.09.2012 | Comedy
Soraya Chemaly

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."

Lucia Graves

Dem's Pro-Life Voting Record Sparks Debate | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

While Democrats and Republicans have been arguing throughout the campaign season about women's reproductive rights, the issue has now taken center sta...

Faith Leaders Support Reproductive Justice

Sally Steenland | Posted 07.04.2012 | Religion
Sally Steenland

Religion and reproductive rights are usually pitted against each other in public debates and the media. But in real life, they are not on opposite sides.

Why Religious People Should Support The Rights Of Women In Reproductive Decisions

Harry Knox | Posted 07.03.2012 | Religion
Harry Knox

Women's reproductive rights have been so stigmatized and stripped of moral value by certain religious leaders that it can be difficult to speak up. This is a good time to reconsider.