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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.

Marriage as an institution might deserve closer scrutiny, Melissa Harris-Perry explains, but people simply making "different decisions" about their own lives deserve to be left alone.

Blogs

We can’t let our discomfort with teen sex trump young people’s right to reproductive health.

May 1, 2013

The US can learn a lot from Australia’s new medical abortion policy.

April 26, 2013

In West Virginia, one high school student is standing up for her right to hear the truth—the whole truth—about sexual health.

April 19, 2013

Rather than making an argument against choice, the doctor's crimes illustrate the risks of forcing abortions underground.

April 15, 2013

The UN says inaccessibility to abortion is torture—and anti-choice laws prove it.

April 3, 2013

Who'll be the lucky man (or troll) for you?

March 19, 2013

We’ve come a long way, but we’ve a long way to go in progress for women’s rights.

March 9, 2013

The PBS documentary Makers captures the heady joy of the feminism’s Second Wave and founders when trying to reckon with the movement's contemporary incarnation.

February 27, 2013

Will you have access to no-copay birth control under HHS's new regulations?

February 7, 2013