Sharon Lerner (@fastlerner) is a longtime contributor to The Nation. Her reporting focuses on health, education and other issues affecting children and families.
Rep. Joe Pitts has specifically designed a bill to value fetuses over living women.
On abortion and birth control, it's old men with red-ish neckties versus poor women of color.
A sting operation, plus movement on a bill to defund the healthcare provider? It's no coincidence that they're happening right at the same time.
If an Institute of Medicine–appointed committee says yes, health insurance plans could be required to cover birth control free of charge for policyholders.
Mothers are wonders. But they might prefer not to be giving quite so much—in fact, research suggests they're at the breaking point.
The healthcare reform debate exposed the weakness of the prochoice movement. What now?