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Birth Control Access Is Far From An 'Utterly Made-Up Nonsense Issue'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.01.2015 | Women

Another day, another boneheaded not terribly nuanced comment from a politician about women's reproductive health, this one courtesy of Republican pres...

Laura Bassett

Senate Dems Ready To 'Fight Back Hard' On Anti-Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

As Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) prepares for her new role as the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, she is gea...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Dismisses 'Cynical' GOP Birth Control Proposal | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

Planned Parenthood and several Republican Senate candidates have finally found something they agree on: that birth control pills should be available o...

Laura Bassett

GOP Offers Birth Control Bill That Literally Does Nothing | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

In response to a proposal by Senate Democrats to require for-profit employers to cover birth control in their health plans, Senate Minority Leader Mit...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The Six Dumbest Things GOP Politicians Have Said About Birth Control Recently | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

Now that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, contraception no longer rules the national convers...

Sexual Counterrevolution In The GOP

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nancy L. Cohen

Americans "have a constitutional right to be gay." So said Barry Goldwater, the 1964 right-wing Republican presidential candidate, in 1994. How the Republican Party has changed. Indeed, how the GOP changed goes a long way toward explaining America's national political delirium.

A Woman's Voice

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 05.10.2012 | Women
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Given recent events surrounding the vicious attacks on women's health in the Senate, in the House and on the radio airwaves, I have turned to music to help me express why it is so crucial to elect more women who will stand up for our rights and for the respect we deserve.

Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich Calls Obama An 'Extremist' Who Supported 'Infanticide' | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates Wednesday night, during a GOP debate in Arizona, took shots at President Barack Obama for his pro-choice histor...

And Again: Political Strategy Trumps Female Well-Being

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.21.2012 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

With mounting signs that the economy is getting some traction, boiling populist rage is dialing down to a grumbling simmer. This raises the possibility of the GOP nightmare scenario: voters going into the election in a reasonably upbeat mood.

Laura Bassett

Gender War Over Birth Control Boosts Democratic Campaigns | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Where are the women? The question, posed by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) to an all-male panel at Thursday's House Oversight Committee hearing on a...

Time to End Political Attacks on Contraception

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Let's move on to making sure our families are healthy. Let's move on to growing our economy. And let's move on to creating jobs and getting people back to work.