A remorseless House of Representatives returns to Capitol Hill today, armed with a grim anti-woman agenda. Brace yourself for another tiresome, ideological attack on women's health and rights, in the form, once again, of the Global Gag Rule.
Yes, we are struggling with costs, deficits and debt. Yet, for those who think it is a good idea to overturn health reform and simply cut taxes, please be aware that it is the women you love who will be most affected.
Fortunately for all those who crave political consistency above all else, Gov. Perry's latest about face brings him solidly in line with the religious right on any issue relating to reproductive health and rights. Aren't you glad that's clear?
Recently my mother told me something shocking. When she decided that her family was complete and sought to have her tubes tied, she was told that her husband would have to sign a form giving his consent.
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.
Just like women who choose abortion, women who make an adoption plan are subject to shame, coercion, misinformation, unfavorable laws, and the politicization of their choice. It is here that the reproductive rights movement may recognize a role for itself.