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Whither America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The start of this New Year finds America at an inflection point as wars and terrorism abroad are echoed in violence, suspicion, and fear at home. How will we meet the moment?

GOP Probe Into Planned Parenthood Funding Comes Up Empty

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Thursday that the GOP's investigatio...

Who the Hyde Amendment Really Hurts

Atima Omara | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Atima Omara

While women of all economic and racial backgrounds have abortions, those most affected by lack of access to reproductive health care are women living on the economic brink and are more likely to be women of color.

Want Your Tubes Tied At A Catholic Hospital? Try Threatening To Sue.

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Catholic hospital on Monday reversed its decision to deny a pregnant woman post-birth sterilization after the ACLU threatened to sue, ...

How My Preterm Baby Connected Me To Mothers Across The World

Liz Coyle | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Liz Coyle

From China to South Sudan to Haiti and beyond, mothers giving birth to preterm babies have little time to worry about their babies' long term health and development -- they must first find a way to keep their babies warm enough to survive.

Why Soul Time Is Important for Women in Love and Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

By their very nature, women are nurturers and tend to give out more than they receive. Soul time is important for women to stay connected within. If women can make soul time a part of their daily life they will have happier lives and be more fulfilled in their relationships.

The Annual Mammary Squeeze (The Ultimate Women's Experience)

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

My annual excursion is an immersion into a women-centered medical world... with all the love, nurturing and neuroses that suggests. When I walk through those double glass doors, I enter a world of women, and for the most part, we take very good care of each other.

Why the Health Care Law Will Make Our Nation More Secure

Barbra Streisand | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Barbra Streisand

If you wonder why Republicans really undermine the ACA daily, maybe they are worried about its eventual success. Remember the GOP also largely opposed Medicare.

Sex, Politics, Religion? Actually... Health

Emily Spitzer | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

Even though 28 states required contraception coverage long before the Affordable Care Act was passed, opponents of "Obamacare" are using the issue to challenge the law in lawsuits filed across the country.

Side Effects Of Controversial Laws Exposed

Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

A Checklist for Women's History Month

Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics
Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH

While the law is groundbreaking, we know that in reality, laws are not always implemented in the way that they were intended. As we mark Women's History Month and approach the third anniversary of the ACA, we need to redouble our efforts to assure that it delivers on its promises to women.

Technology Can Help Us Live Longer

Florence P. Haseltine, Ph.D., M.D. | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Florence P. Haseltine, Ph.D., M.D.

As evidence mounts that innovations such as smart devices can improve the health and care of an individual, more resources must be focused on their development and integration into the health care system.

A New Year's Resolution for our Nation's Leaders: Prioritize Women's Health

Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Paula A. Johnson, MD, MPH

On Election Day, women voters spoke loud and clear to give President Barack Obama a second term. While pundits and politicos might attribute this significant ten-point gender gap to abortion politics, a deeper look at women voters' sentiments unveils a different story.

Top 4 Statewide Races for Women's Health

Cathy Alderman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Denver
Cathy Alderman

Women pay attention: your health is on the ballot this fall. In every race, voters will choose either to continue moving forward towards equality or to wind the clock back on women's health.

12-Year-Old Writes 'Strongly-Worded' Letter To Romney

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.20.2012 | Denver

Although Gov. Mitt Romney has largely confounded the media while trying to sway voters over to his increasingly difficult to pinpoint health care plan...

Why Have Women's Health Issues Become a Leading Issue in This Election?

Casey Papuga | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Casey Papuga

As a young woman living in America I support the protection of women's bodies and the coverage of birth control under healthcare; but why exactly is women's health one of the leading issues in this 2012 election?

Like a Broken Record, House Continues Its Obsession With Attacking Women's Health Care

Nancy Keenan | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

If anti-choice politicians are focused on creating jobs and growing our economy, they sure have a funny way of showing it.

Over My Dead Body (Literally)

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.23.2012 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

We must find ways to have a civil dialogue that balances the needs and rights of women. When all sides can come together in reason, committed to caring for every person on this planet, maybe we'll make some headway on this issue.

How A 15-Year-Old Is Changing The Face Of Maternal Mortality In Mexico

Arlene Samen | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Arlene Samen

Victoria Castro may only be 15 years-old, but this has not stopped her from already having saved several lives.

Where the Boys Aren't

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Glenn W. Smith

Men are involved in 100 percent of all pregnancies. But our voices are mostly missing from the debate. It's time we spoke out, boyos. The pill is our contraception, too.

Who's Getting Paid to Have Sex? The Politicization of Female Sexuality

Nicole Skibola | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Nicole Skibola

We need to think about gender parity as not equal expenditure by an employer on male and female employees, but equal treatment as to the physiological needs of each sex.

Let's Be Blunt, Roy

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Voters are soundly rejecting this right wing agenda, from the freedom-limiting Blunt Amendment, to the vile attacks of Rush Limbaugh. Not just Democratic voters, but Independent voters, and Republicans too: access to birth control has the potential to impact races across the country.

The Politics of Women's Health Care

Renee Parsons | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Renee Parsons

While a direct attack on the Fourteenth Amendment is fraught with unintended consequences, anti-choice activists have shrewdly chosen to broaden their efforts against health needs for women in open disdain.

Resolution Urges 'Personhood' Rights For Sperm

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

The Wilmington City Council has a message for men -- sperm are people, too. The council for Delaware's largest city passed a resolution by an 8-4 v...

Pregnant and Displaced: Double the Danger

Sarah Costa | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Sarah Costa

It's time we all step up our efforts to ensure that women everywhere can decide freely if and when they want to have children, that all mothers can deliver their babies safely and services are available for women who have suffered violence.