17 5 / 2012
Mississippi recently passed a law in an effort to force the last remaining abortion clinic in the state to close, which could force women to sometimes critically dangerous alternatives if they are desperate to end a pregnancy. Back ally or coat hanger abortions are life threatening self-induced abortions that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of women. But one Mississippi Republican doesn’t care about those lives.
15 5 / 2012
With the War On Women abreast, both sides of the aisle have accused the other of cynically bringing women’s health issues to the forefront of political debate in an election year. But over the last few months, it seems clear that Republicans are choosing this moment to drastically overhaul existing reproductive and female health laws.
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24 4 / 2012
29 3 / 2012
For , the Georgetown University law student who unwittingly stepped into the national spotlight when she argued the case for contraception coverage in front of Congress and was called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh for her effort, the talk show host’s slur wasn’t only an insult. It was also an opportunity.
28 3 / 2012
27 3 / 2012
Today, as women represent more than 50 percent of the population, and after more than 90 years of having the right to vote, why are we not seeing an increasing number of women in politics, either running for office or in policy making? And, more importantly, how can we exponentially close the gender gap for those in office and in leadership roles within government? Some would suggest that there has actually been a decrease in women running for office overall.
26 3 / 2012
24 3 / 2012
“One of the most surprising aspects of contemporary Republican politics has been their across-the-board attack on women’s health services and women’s rights. Rather than an isolated misogynistic program, these attacks should be viewed as one part of a conservative agenda to role back gains made in the sixties.”