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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.

President Obama and the Future of Women's Health

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

With a president who understands and accepts a woman's right to reproductive justice, the focus will now entail a reexamination of the multitude of factors that are part of the larger picture.

Snidely McCain Bullies as Usual, But Fails to Tie the Final Knot

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

I've personally borne the brunt of his nastiness more than once since his first run for Congress in 1992. A few years after that, he stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic without warning in his Mesa AZ district.

John and Sarah's World

Elizabeth Shipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Shipp

I'm not being hyperbolic here...literally the most anti-choice ticket in history.

Anti-Discrimination, Bush Administration Style

J. Goodrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Goodrich

We are told that hospitals and other health care providers should hire people who refuse to do parts of the job. If they don't hire those people, health care providers are then guilty of discrimination.

Coming to a Screen Near You: John McCain and His Sidekicks, Dumb and Dumber

Elizabeth Shipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Shipp

James Dobson and Tony Perkins, and John McCain don't have the guts to stand up and speak the truth about their radical, out-of-the-mainstream views.