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In America, it is a civil institution, not a religious one.

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"No Gods, No Masters," the rallying cry of the Industrial Workers of the
World, was her personal and political manifesto.

"I've been described as a tough noisy woman--a prizefighter--a
man-hater...a Jewish mother with more complaints than Portnoy.

The Supreme Court's sweeping June 26 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas
came almost seventeen years to the day after one of the darkest moments
in the history of the gay movement.

Hawaii recently became the fifth state to make emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill, available directly from pharmacists. This is far from a small regulatory change.

Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
and 1997.

During the early years of the civil rights revolution, Theodore Bilbo,
the ferocious segregationist senator from Mississippi, published a book
titled Take Your Choice: Separation or Mongreli

Though polls consistently show a majority of Americans supporting freedom of choice, abortion rights are facing their greatest attack since the Supreme Court decision Roe V.

So it looks like Rick Santorum won't go the way of Trent Lott.

Blogs

How can presidential candidates sway women voters this election season?

April 16, 2012

Katie Roiphe's Newsweek cover story ignores the fact that in every century and decade, sadomasochistic erotica has broken into the mainstream.

April 16, 2012

Neither Republicans nor Democrats treat parenting as work, and thousands of poor women are living in poverty today as living proof of that fact.

April 16, 2012

Thanks to strict, new voter ID laws that have swept through states, transgender citizens and others whose gender identities don’t match the state’s declaration of it may not be ale to vote in November.

 
April 16, 2012

The phrase “never worked a day in her life” immediately creates an Us vs. Them—and the media loves it.

April 13, 2012

What point was Hilary Rosen really trying to make?

April 13, 2012

The female Republican politicians attacking Obama’s record on women in the economy don't support fair pay, contraception access or abortion rights.

April 13, 2012

Ann Romney is out of touch with most American women.

April 12, 2012

Photo voter ID laws will have a disproportionate impact on women voters, who are more likely to have name and address changes.

April 12, 2012

A visit to the Republican Women's Club of New York to see Callista Gingrich suggests the GOP won’t fix its gender gap problem.

April 11, 2012