When Obama was elected president, reproductive rights advocates hoped that we had found a champion. But his failure to lead on the reproductive rights front has exemplified the high price of standing still.
The Planned Parenthood Mike Pence wants to eliminate looks nothing like the Planned Parenthood that three million patients rely on each year. It's time to end this political vendetta. It's wasting valuable time.
Just as the futuristic Jetsons and the Stone Age Flintstones met up in the 1987 cartoon, "The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones," two camps with wildly different mindsets are meeting on the floors of Congress.
How will we be remembered in another 100 years? Will this be the Congress that spent wisely and honored commitments, or did not pay the slightest bit of attention while women were senselessly dying around us?
As different as many of their experiences are from mine -- fighting their husbands for the right to plan, struggling to put food on the table -- there is something universal in motherhood that unites us.