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Celebrate Mothers Locally, Commit To Mothers Globally

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Rev. Debra Haffner

Access to maternal health care, contraception and family planning services can and should be available to all women, regardless of nationality, geography, economic status or other factors.

The Republican Attack on Women

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Title X saves the U.S. taxpayer at least $3.4 billion in health care costs annually. If Republicans plan to defund one of the largest providers of these services, they need to suggest an alternative.

GOP Keeps Attacking Planned Parenthood, Health Care and Middle Class

Ethan Rome | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The Republican attacks on our health care apparently have no limits. This was in evidence during last week's budget talks when they were willing to shut down the government over funding for preventive care at Planned Parenthood health centers.

Elise Foley

Senate Dem Aide: Deal To Avert Shutdown Reached 1.5 Hours Before Deadline | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) briefed his conference on the broad strokes of a government funding bill, aides behind the scenes...

Laura Bassett

What Exactly Is Title X Funding? | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

Title X, the only federal grant program dedicated solely to family planning and reproductive health services for low-income and uninsured patients, ha...

My Catholic Conscience: Doing The Right Thing For Women

Jon O'Brien | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

As Catholics and as citizens, we must oppose the move to de-fund Planned Parenthood and stand up for our rights and freedom to follow our own consciences on these personal issues.

Michael McAuliff

Top Negotiators Within Inches Of Budget Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top negotiators are within inches of cutting a deal that would keep the government running. The last major obstacle to compromise is...

Women's Health Shouldn't Be a Partisan Issue

Donna E. Shalala | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Donna E. Shalala

While people may disagree over abortion policy, we cannot allow our differences to undermine the other services provided by Planned Parenthood's irreplaceable network.

Stop the Retreat

Robert Walker | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

Around the world, the rights and welfare of women are under assault. And it's not just in developing countries. Even in the U.S., women's rights cause is in retreat.

Laura Bassett

WATCH: Anti-Abortion Rights Group Targets Planned Parenthood In New Ad Campaign | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The anti-abortion rights group Susan B. Anthony List launched on Tuesday a television ad campaign targeting Planned Parenthood, whose fe...

Laura Bassett

Why The Fight Over Planned Parenthood Is About More Than Abortion | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a teenager growing up in small-town Indiana, Elizabeth Miles didn't know that the local Planned Parenthood offered affordable contraception and oth...

Cutting Women's Rights

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Instead of an honest discussion about our very real fiscal problems, Washington Republicans have decided to roll back the rights of women by half a century.

How Many Committees Does it Take to Wage a War on Women?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Recent and ongoing attacks on women's freedom and privacy by the anti-choice House leadership are so far-reaching and so extreme that they've been dubbed the "War on Women."

Government Budgets vs. Reality for Women and Girls

K. Sujata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

When I look at the proposed Illinois and federal budgets, I can't help but see how many of the cuts will have a disproportionate impact on women and girls.

International Women's Day: Hold the Champagne

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

A year ago, the U.S. was in a position of global leadership on women's issues. What a difference a year makes. Congress -- or at least the U.S. House of Representatives -- is in full retreat.

WATCH: Planned Parenthood Is Your Friend

Erin Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

Planned Parenthood, thanks for giving me affordable birth control so I could sleep with dudes who are really good at sex but who would make horrible f...

Supporting Family Planning Is the Moral Response

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

Millions of people of faith ground their commitment to sexual and reproductive health care in their religious beliefs that affirm that it is precisely because life is sacred that it should never be created carelessly.

Weekly Pulse: The Republicans' War On Women

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The entire federal government might shut down over birth control. Yes, birth control. This special e...

From Wisconsin to Washington, Budget Cuts Draw Battle Lines

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

It's remarkable how little the demonstrations in Wisconsin have to do with the budget battle that initially sparked it. The budget process turns out to not really be about cutting spending.

WATCH: 'House' Actress Stars In 'Coat Hanger' Abortion Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In a harrowing new ad made by, 'House' star Lisa Edelstein takes on Republican legislation that would severely reduce women's reproductive ...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Facing Grassroots Pressure Over 'War On Contraception' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women's-rights activists are taking the fight to preserve family-planning funding outside the Beltway, calling on grassroots activists t...

Don't Let Them Kill Family Planning!

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Richard Nixon may not be the first name most people associate with women's health and reproductive rights. But as the assault on women heats up in Congress this week, I'm starting to think of the Nixon era as an age of enlightenment.

Amanda Terkel

Nancy Pelosi: Women's Rights Facing Greatest Threat In Our Lifetime | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women's reproductive rights are being seriously threatened by the Republican Party, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-C...

Weekly Pulse: Kagan Hearings: Gags, God, Guns, and Gays

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings kicked off on Monday. Her nomination has been met by...

What if Congress Says "Know" to Abstinence-Only Funding

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

After thirteen years and more than a billion dollars, the budget axe is raised over abstinence-until-marriage programs.