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Today's “right to life” rhetoric is a bizarre cross between the theological imperative to be fruitful and multiply and the fetishism of microbiological cellular promise.

Birth control on the shelf

Rush Limbaugh's anti-contraception tirade targeted a single woman. Would he have had done the same if Sandra Fluke had been married?

Cecile Richards

How, exactly, did she turn a relentless right-wing assault into a source of renewed political power for Planned Parenthood?

Bei Bei Shuai

Bad things happen when laws to protect fetuses are turned against the women who carry them.

Catholic hospitals net billions in government aid. They should not be able to deny their employees contraceptive coverage.

Rally in support of Planned Parenthood

Forcing the Komen reversal was huge—but it was a campaign born of outrage, not ambitious vision.

 Margaret Sanger’s Brownsville Clinic

Margaret Sanger’s legacy continues to haunt debates about abortion and family planning.

With Karen Handel's resignation, online feminism's victory against the giant cancer charity is complete.

Pinkwashing

The controversy provided a long-overdue spotlight on the difference between feminism as a brand and feminism as a political movement.

Barack Obama

Shouldn't it be obvious that birth control coverage is about women's health, not “religious freedom”?

Blogs

Black youth are perceived as adults, and their behaviors criminalized at every turn. Can this moment help change that?

November 25, 2014

If Democrats lose Senate races in North Carolina and Iowa, will the party stop campaigning on reproductive rights?

November 3, 2014

Using bait-and-switch strategies and confusing language, anti-choice advocates are trying to restrict access to safe, legal abortion.

October 31, 2014

Anti-abortion groups are using fear, misinformation and possibly even illegal meddling at the polls to push a constitutional amendment that would open the door to restrictive legislation.

October 28, 2014

How one reproductive justice organization is working to make sure black voters help defeat Amendment 1.

October 27, 2014

"Having children when you want to have children is very important for women's lives."

October 16, 2014

It's important for women to have access to egg freezing if they want it, but it's a terrible solution to the fact that our society makes it so hard to parent and work.

October 16, 2014

Laws requiring teens to tell their parents they’re having an abortion are a problem everywhere they exist, but Alabama’s represents a new low.

October 9, 2014

Clinics in Texas that were recently forced to stop providing abortions because of sweeping new regulations have filed an emergency appeal to the court.

October 7, 2014

Calls for the pill to be available without a prescription are just naked attempts to woo female voters and mask opposition to the Obamacare birth control mandate.

October 2, 2014