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Birth control is lifesaving medicine. Yet the myth that it is “controversial” persists.

Aside from being an obvious infringement on women's rights and privacy, the bill promotes unsafe and unhealthy medical practices, as late term abortions are typically due to health complications as opposed to an unwanted pregnancy.

All FDA-approved contraceptives should be fully covered under the healthcare reform law, a panel finds. Advocates see a win for women's health—and a political win for the Affordable Care Act.

Pro-choice protest

If the Supreme Court holds outrageously restrictive new abortion laws, abortion will effectively be impossible to obtain in states like Kansas and South Dakota—while technically leaving Roe on the books.

The presidential candidate seen as the most likely GOP contender is threatening women's health so he can play a political game with conservative voters.

Policing Pregnancy

As abortion rights are eroded and fetuses are endowed with personhood, women are ending up in jail.

Do Republicans really think they will prevent abortions by defunding Planned Parenthood?

A new law to address systemic sexual violence behind bars still fails to protect the health and rights of women who are assaulted.

Women Under the Budget Knife

Despite all the talk of shared sacrifice, the drastic slashes to public sector jobs and social programs will hurt women the most.

Blogs

Advocates behind a national bus tour want to enlist young people in the fight to repeal the Hyde Amendment.

August 27, 2014

Other countries provide childcare and income supports for poor mothers; in the United States, we arrest them.

August 21, 2014

Alabama’s backdoor abortion ban was just declared unconstitutional. Will this decision send a message to anti-choice legislators elsewhere?

August 5, 2014

Senate legislation could put the pro-choice movement back on the offensive.

July 15, 2014

Margaret Sanger and Charlotte Perkins Gilman and John Dewey, oh my!

July 10, 2014

Senate Democrats fight the ruling that allows corporate executives to make healthcare decisions for female employees.

July 9, 2014

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is a victory for the forces of nonsense.

July 9, 2014

It only took a day for the Court’s “limited” Hobby Lobby decision to start to crack open.

July 2, 2014

The 5-4 decision strikes a blow against women’s rights and expands corporate power.

June 30, 2014