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Reproductive Rights

Georgetown Students Rally For Reproductive Rights

The Hoya | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Supporters of Plan A: Students for Reproductive Justice chained themselves to the statue of John Carroll in Healy Circle on Saturday, successfully pro...

Putting your money where your mouth is: Supporting women across the aisle

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Will 2010 go down in history as the "Anti-Year of the Woman?" Given the track record for women candidates already this year, I would say it's a disti...

Sarah Palin's brand of "feminism" hurts women and further divides country

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I wanted to share an incredibly important piece about Sarah Palin with you. Originally posted on WCF's Women and Politics blog, this post echoes the s...

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...

The Supremes, And We're Not Talking Motown Here

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

So, maybe, there's yet another big difference between the sexes: While nice boys finish last, nice girls finish first.

Human Egg Raffle Sparks Debate

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON — An American infertility clinic seeking business in Britain prompted fierce criticism by offering free eggs from a U.S. woman to one par...

Democrats at Their Worst

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

The current health care bill that Democrats are pushing actually limiting rights women have won through the courts over years.

The Pill 50 Years Later -- and the Fight for Coverage Continues

Catherine Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Catherine Epstein

Despite its safety and effectiveness, only in last month's sweeping health care reform bill has the pill been recognized as worth greater coverage for the millions of American women who use it.

Reproductive Rights and the Divine Feminine

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anne Hill

Already impatient with the slow pace of health care reform, many women are now furious that conservatives in Washington have once more made women's reproductive rights a pawn in their power game.

Female Condoms: Increasing US Foreign Policy Support and Funding for a Prevention Method that Works

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

Today, we have two tools to prevent HIV, other STIs, and unintended pregnancy--female and male condoms. So why aren't HIV infection rates showing any ...

Oklahoma Supreme Court Tells Legislature: Stop Wasting Money on Unconstitutional Laws

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

After repeatedly introducing laws that violate the constitutional rights of women seeking reproductive health care, the Oklahoma legislature continues to waste taxpayer time and money.

A Bond of Death

Brianne Kraus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brianne Kraus

What I realize is that though we don't agree on much, we do agree on the most important thing. Choice. Recognition. Dignity. For all women.

Why this man will be celebrating women on March 8

Morgan Warners | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morgan Warners

Not all of us think of ourselves as feminists, because so many have worked so hard to make it a dirty word. But think of it this way: we all have wom...

Profile Of A Teen Mother

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

I see a lot of teenage girls having kids, and it's not until you have your child and you're taking care of your child that you understand that it's really not about you anymore, that you're living for somebody else. I just feel like wait, if you can, just wait-until it's the right time for you.

Jan Schakowsky On Rachel Maddow Show: Illinois Congresswoman Won't Support Health Care Bill With Stupak Language

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky appeared on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday night where she discussed her plan to end private military contra...

Iowa "Feticide" Law Could Be Used To Target Mothers

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

What kind of messages are we sending to pregnant women? Either seek help and risk being persecuted or remain fearful and do not seek out medical services. These aren't choices at all.

Sex Ed in Utah

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

My legislative district in St. George, Utah, is conservative, and I am conservative. Yet, I am running legislation to promote contraceptive education. Why? Well, I'll tell you.

Pro-Choice License Plate Advocated In Virginia: Supporters Threaten Lawsuit

AP | By DENA POTTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the "Choose Life" license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they...

Both Sides Now

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Curtis Fox

Free speech is meaningless if only one position has access to the public square. It's incumbent upon CBS to revise its practices so that those of us with stories about the benefits of abortion can do so in programming and advertising.

CBS's Super Bowl Error Was One of Transparency

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kelli Conlin

By surreptitiously and unexpectedly changing its policy, CBS has effectively denied us the ability to respond with an equal and adequate counter-argument.

Parental Notification Laws for Abortion Cause Physical and Emotional Harm

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Reproductive Justice

Illinois is aggressively seeking to enforce the Illinois Parental Notification of Abortion Act. It is imperative to put an end to the threat of parental notification in Illinois.

The Truth About CBS: C-hoice, B-ias, and the S-uper Bowl

Jehmu Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jehmu Greene

Super Bowl advertising has always been a showcase of overt sexism. This year the biased barrage also includes CBS's and the NFL's decision to air a seemingly subtle ad sponsored by Focus on the Family.

Obama Can't Make Eye Contact With Abortion Rights

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.

Ante-up Ladies.

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenna Henry Hansen

Affordable, quality health care for all Americans sounds like a brilliant idea. However, the language of the Stupak amendment cuts a woman's access to affordable, comprehensive medical coverage, including reproductive health services like abortion.

37 Years After Roe, Abortion Access Attacked in Kansas Courtroom

Janet Crepps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Crepps

Allowing a voluntary manslaughter option negates the Supreme Court's constitutional protection of abortion rights and is an invitation to grotesque and self-serving vigilantism.