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TOMS Shoes Founder Expresses Regret for Focus on the Family Appearance

Joe Mirabella | Posted 09.08.2011 | Business
Joe Mirabella

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, has issued an exclusive statement to Change.org in response to an embarrassing controversy linking the popular ...

A Budget Proposal to Make Lives Shorter, Harder and Unhealthier

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

The Republicans have proposed a plan that will change the daily lives of millions of women and children for the worse. And the hard cruelty of the cuts spans all ages, starting in the womb.

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-Payer

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-PayerBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Vermont is poised to abolish most forms of private he...

A Forced March for American Women: Back to the 19th Century

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

Right now, in the halls of Congress and in states around the country, there is a calculated and cynical attempt underway to force the women of America to march in lockstep back to the 19th century.

Compromising Funding Is Compromising Women's Lives (VIDEO)

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

By Jasmine Burnett, Regional Coordinator for SisterSong Women Of Color Reproductive Justice Collective The Planned Parenthood New York March for Wome...

Amid Pressure, NYC Anti-Choice Billboard Targeting Black Women and Communities Comes Down

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
C. Nicole Mason

This billboard is only one of the many attacks on reproductive freedom and services for low-income women across the country. We must remain vigilant.

Acts of Outrage, Indifference and Arrogance

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

The current attack on women's personal liberties, our access to reproductive health services and our right to lifesaving medical care is stunning in its scope, appalling in its indifference, and outrageous in its arrogance.

They Aren't Pro-Life, They Are Anti-Choice

Conan Neutron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conan Neutron

I want anybody that cares about what a woman is allowed to do with her body to do one simple thing. Do not let ANYBODY use the term pro-life, ever. If...

The People Behind the "Let Women Die" Act

Elizabeth Shipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Shipp

Elections have consequence,s and for American women, that can't be made any more painfully clear than by the recent actions by newly elected anti-choice members of Congress.

Weekly Diaspora: Why Arizona's Birthright Bill is Bad for the Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are expected to introduce an "anchor baby" bill today that would deny birthright ...

What Is The Role Of Theology In The Abortion Debate?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

A particular theology can never make a good basis for public policy. Anti-choice advocates believe they are a majority, but their position amounts to religious tyranny all the same.

Dangerous Claims That Abortion Is Genocide

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The anti-abortion right wing is hard at work trying to drive a wedge into communities of color. A conspiracy theory -- which alleges that abortion amounts to genocide perpetrated by white people on minority communities -- is gathering steam.

Weekly Pulse: Fear-mongering and Fetal Separatism in Today's Anti-Choice Movement

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Rachel Maddow's documentary, "The Assassination of Dr. Tiller," premiered on Monday. The film tells ...

WATCH: Democrats Blast Republican Opponents For Anti-Choice Views

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While touting ultra-conservative values is a benefit in some states, Illinois has been moderate for many years. Now, some vulnerable Democrats are usi...

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Control

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Controlby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Does health care reform's promise of preventive car...

Sarah Palin's 'Mama Grizzlies' Don't Speak for Women or GOP

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Since 81% of Americans believe that individuals should have control over their own important life decisions, Palin's staunchly anti-choice beliefs are in direct contradiction of the majority of not just her party, but everyone.

How Can Anti-Choice Lawmakers Oppose Public Policies That Would Reduce Abortion?

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M. Tracey Brooks

Anti-choice elected officials, who work against keeping abortion safe, legal and accessible, are often the same lawmakers who vote down legislation that is critical to strengthening society.

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...

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to...

Lawmakers Should Be at Least as Thoughtful About Abortion as Women Are

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
M. Tracey Brooks

California and Hawaii have continued to proactively protect women's health by passing laws that respect a women's decision-making process around abortion, and New York is poised to do the same.

Weekly Pulse: What Would Jesus Insure?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christian groups are trying to create a run around health care reform by setting up alternative, unreg...

Weekly Pulse: Nebraska's Sweeping Abortion Ban on Colision Course with Supreme Court

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, Nebraska's Republican governor Dave Heineman signed a sweeping new law that criminalizes al...

Are Black Children An "Endangered Species"?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The black community is the frequent testing ground for bad legislation and restrictive medical policies. But this time, according to sponsors and anti-abortionists, its purpose is to stop discrimination -- before birth.

Weekly Pulse: Obama Signs Health Reform Bill, Backlash Begins

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washingt...

(VIDEO) Stupak Wants An Apology. But Will He Also Offer One?

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jodi Jacobson

Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) does not garner a lot of sympathy among American women these days.  In fact, quite the opposite.  And his (li...