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Steve King Offers Graphic Description Of 'Dismemberment'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a new step Tuesday in his campaign to limit abortion access, asking a witness testifying at a House hearing on H.R. 3, t...

Small Government vs. the Big A of Abortion

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

While Egyptian citizens are demanding democracy, we, who have all the democracy we need, are not protesting at all as some in Congress try to force radical anti-abortion bills on the American public.

Amanda Terkel

House GOP Ramps Up Efforts To Restrict Abortion Access | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite campaigning on a platform of creating jobs and boosting the economy, some of the first pieces of legislation Republicans have ta...

Urgent Call to Action: GOP House Pushing Anti-Woman Agenda

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Just two weeks into the new Congress, it appears Republicans in the House are already seeking to end the spirit of cooperation.

Progressives in America: It's Time to Revive Our Party's Values

Kate Michelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Michelman

Progressives are implored to accept the limitations of the political environment. Well enough, I say. We need to shift our focus toward building a grassroots movement that turns promises made to us into positive outcomes.

Is the Labor Movement Speaking for Its Female Members?

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Karen Nausbamm, the director of the AFL-CIO's Working America, has a penchant for pointing out that the AFL-CIO is the largest women's organization in...

"Third Way" Goes the Wrong Way on Abortion Restrictions in Health Reform

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Originally published by RH Reality Check. At this point it's not news to anyone that our ostensibly pro-choice President has presided, through a combi...

Obama's Double-Cross

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

In the dog days of summer, when most Americans are longing to escape to the mountains or the beach, the Obama administration has issued HHS regulations for Pennsylvania that will vastly expand subsidies for abortion in that state.

Obama Administration Applies Stupak Amendment to High Risk Pools

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

This week, a commotion arose over the question of whether Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans, also known as high risk pools, can include abortion...

Women + Politics = Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Internationally, America is ranked 84th in the number of women serving in the national legislature, lagging behind Afghanistan and Cuba.

Who Speaks for American Catholics?

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Fred Rotondaro

The American Catholic Church is a great puzzle to non-Catholics and to most Catholics as well. What is the Church? Who is it? What does it believe? And importantly, who speaks for American Catholics?

Why I Decided to Challenge Bart Stupak in the Democratic Primary

Connie Saltonstall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Connie Saltonstall

When Mr. Stupak threatened to block health reform unless the amendment bearing his name was included in the bill, I was furious. Since no one else stood up to challenge him, I announced my candidacy.

Christians and Health Care Reform: No Baby Killers Here

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

When Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) shouted "baby-killer" during Rep. Bart Stupak's (D-MI) speech during the health insurance reform vote last Sunday, American political debate reached a new low.

The Power of the Pill

June Carbone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
June Carbone

The irony of Stupak's efforts to hold the legislation hostage is that his proposals are unlikely to effect a single pregnancy , while the health care bill he tried to derail, by enhancing contraceptive access, could prevent dramatically more.

Ryan Grim

'Baby Killer' Yelled At Bart Stupak During Health Care Debate (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican member of Congress apparently called Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) a "baby killer" near the end of the day-long House debate on health care ...

Illinois Dems AGAINST Health Care Reform: Can They Be Swayed By The White House?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With a final vote on health care reform possibly coming Sunday, some Illinois Democrats remain undecided on the bill, while other key players have rel...

Democrats Are Starting to Gain a Sense of Maturity and Wisdom

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

There was never a chance that the process of creating a health care reform bill would be anything other than ugly. Compromise (in this case between Democrats and other Democrats) yields ugly solutions.

Illinois Dems AGAINST Health Care Reform: Can They Be Swayed By The White House?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the White House continues to lobby Democrats who are either on the fence or opposed to the health care bill, some Dems in President Obama's home st...

Democrats at Their Worst

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

The current health care bill that Democrats are pushing actually limiting rights women have won through the courts over years.

Abortion: The Only Bipartisan Vote in Healthcare Debate

David Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Brody

Unless Pelosi and company can turn some no's to yes's in a hurry, abortion politics may indeed be the end of the road for a health care reform debate that has dragged on for what seems like a lifetime.

Health Reform Typo Became Anti-Abortion Talking Point

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the battle for health care reform enters the endgame, abortion foes in and out of Congress are trying mightily to block the bill. And one small mis...

On Women's Rights, Democrats Should Stand Up, Not Back Down

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reshma Saujani

I was among the millions of American women shocked to learn that a majority of pro-choice Democrats in the House had voted to take away my reproductive rights.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Like Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th, the public option rose from the grave this week (instead of slashing teenage victims, it would slash health care costs). With zero input from the White House, 41 Senators have agreed to support a public option via reconciliation. Ryan Grim lays out how that can easily become 50 -- and Dick Durbin has promised to "aggressively whip" a health care bill that includes a public option. But Nancy Pelosi won't include it in the reconciliation package. Why? She claims it's because the Senate doesn't "have the votes" -- which could also be said about the House passing the Senate bill (Stupak, anyone?). So the Senate blames the House, the House blames the Senate, the White House acts as if it doesn't have a say in the matter, and the insurance companies -- lacking real competition -- keep laughing all the way to the bank.

Connie Saltonstall, Pro-Choice Candidate, Launches Primary Challenge Against Stupak

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Connie Saltonstall, the former county commissioner from Kent County, Michigan is mounting a primary challenge against Bart Stupak. She describes her stance on abortion as "without a doubt pro-choice."

Reproductive Rights and the Divine Feminine

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anne Hill

Already impatient with the slow pace of health care reform, many women are now furious that conservatives in Washington have once more made women's reproductive rights a pawn in their power game.