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Laura Bassett

On International Women's Day, Congress Pivots To More Anti-Abortion Legislation (INFOGRAPHIC)

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thursday, March 8 is International Women's Day, and Republicans in Congress are celebrating by debating a new bill that would restrict a...

What Do Women Really Want? Try Asking.

K. Sujata | Posted 05.07.2012 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Women should be adequately represented in every discussion and decision that directly impacts us. How can governing bodies, businesses, or a Sunday talk show produce good decisions or honest reporting without asking women for their opinions?

Ron Dicker

Rush Gets Smacked

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

Hell hath no fury like a woman wired. Women's protests on social media are packing a bigger punch than ever. Rush Limbaugh and his sponsors felt it. S...

Rush Limbaugh And The Legacy Of Margaret Sanger

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 05.06.2012 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Once again, almost 100 years later, women seeking information about contraception are called "obscene," and poor women are threatened with the loss of protection from unwanted pregnancies.

Laura Bassett

Komen To Donors: Should We Apologize?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

After Susan G. Komen for the Cure's controversial decision several weeks ago to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, and the subsequent reversal of that...

Laura Bassett

Gender War Over Birth Control Boosts Democratic Campaigns

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'Vagina Monologues' Writer On Continuing To Fight Violence Against Women

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.19.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Playwright, activist, and feminist Eve Ensler has revitalized the terrain with her announcement on February 14 of the ONE BILLION WOMEN initiative. The goal is to have one billion women and men demonstrate their demand to end global violence against women.

Confused About Breast Cancer? I'm Not

Fran Visco | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

Are we talking about the breast cancer issues that really matter?

The Important Work of Planned Parenthood

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.14.2012 | Women
Jennifer Hamady

Villainizing the entire organization is a mistake. It ignores, and dismisses, the services Planned Parenthood provides that we all -- regardless of our political views -- can agree are important.

Why Is Women's Health Fair Game for Political Football?

K. Sujata | Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago
K. Sujata

As a funder and peer to Komen, I think their policy used a hacksaw when it should have used a scalpel. And as a result, they put their funding decisions in the hands of special interests instead of health-care specialists.

"Midnight Blue" & Beyond: A Conversation With Melissa Manchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"One of the things that I learned from Paul Simon's class is that all the stories have been told, it's the way you tell that story that's your thumbprint. That's really the job of the writer."

Undo Damage to the Komen Reputation: Support Stem Cell Research

Don C. Reed | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Komen is hopefully returning to its former productive relationship with Planned Parenthood. But it must also remove any ideological prejudice against stem cell research, and get back in touch with mainstream American science.

Amanda Terkel

Komen's Corporate Partners Respond, Cautiously

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure has gone through the biggest public relations crisis of its 30-year history during the past week. The breast...

Susan G. Komen: Shame on Me for Not Doing My Homework

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women
Nancy Wurtzel

Over time, Komen may find its footing and continue to prosper, or it will be permanently damaged by recent events. My feeling is that we've not heard the last of this issue, but time will tell.

WATCH: Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Stirring Response To Komen Controversy

Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

Linda Burger, a 56-year-old breast cancer survivor from Las Vegas, Nevada, filmed an emotionally charged message earlier this month, expressing her pe...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Launch Women's Rights Bid After Komen Debacle

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Inspired by the backlash over the brief attempt by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, a group of senator...

Ex-Komen Board Member: Planned Parenthood Reversal Is Not Enough -- Brinker and Board Must Go

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Campagna

Eve Ellis, the former board member of Komen NYC who last week urged progressives to stay "far away" from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is not ready to put the Planned Parenthood fiasco behind her.

WATCH: Keith Olbermann's Scathing New Special Comment

Posted 02.08.2012 | Media

In a fiery new Special Comment, Keith Olbermann blasted the Susan G. Komen Foundation and its founder and CEO Nancy Brinker on his Current TV show Tue...

Laura Bassett

Handel Breaks Her Silence

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Karen Handel, the politically embattled former vice president of public affairs for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has broken her silence about her role...

Amanda Terkel

Susan G. Komen Head's Strong Defense Of Planned Parenthood In Memoir

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For years, some conservatives have criticized Susan G. Komen for the Cure for giving grant money to Planned Parenthood for America, beca...

Laura Bassett

Romney Says Susan G. Komen Was Right To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney thrust himself into the the Susan G. Komen controversy on Monday when he said in a radio interview that ...

7 Lessons From Komen-Gate: What the Komen Controversy Taught Us About Race, Class and Cancer

Keli Goff | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Keli Goff

It's been a whirlwind week for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Planned Parenthood and any woman or man who cares about both organizations. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, there are lessons all of us who care about women's health and social change can glean from this saga.

Did Facebook Bring Down Susan G. Komen?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

While some may look at Facebook and see a cashbox or a narcissistic echo chamber, at least for today, we can see it as the social engine that may well have saved at least one woman's life.

Komen for the Cure Underestimated the Power of Women and Social Media

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Joanne Bamberger

When an organization uses the lives of our friends and families as political fodder, we don't take kindly to that. And we know how to raise a ruckus.

Every Woman Should Have Access to Early Breast Health Education and Screenings

Amanda Crumley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Amanda Crumley

Advances in the diagnosis of breast cancer through ultrasound, mammography and breast MRI have helped reduce mortality rates by 25 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. But not for the poor.