If an Institute of Medicine–appointed committee says yes, health insurance plans could be required to cover birth control free of charge for policyholders.
Older and younger feminists don't clash over ideas, but about power and visibility in the movement, says Katha Pollitt.
Sarah Palin is busily trying to sell "conservative feminism" to the masses, but her idea of feminism certainly doesn't include reproductive choice or sexual freedom. Meanwhile, even the Pope has decided that it's better for sex workers to use condoms than to risk getting HIV or other sexually transmitted infections. So why does the new Congress include more new members opposed to women's right to control their bodies?
The pope has said both men and women can use condoms to protect themselves from HIV. Can he now say that women can use them to protect themselves from the dangers of pregnancy?
What happens when women tell their abortion stories on Twitter? Is it good for the pro-choice movement—and is it good for them?
Conservatives don't really want to get rid of abortion rights? This next Congress, we might just find out.
The most significant threats may come from the state level: Republicans picked up several governorships, and the Affordable Care Act requires the cooperation of states to set up their own insurance exchanges.
The choice of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head the new United Nations agency for women may be the most important and smartest appointment Ban Ki-moon makes in his tenure as UN secretary-general.
Five Republican Senate nominees recently announced that they do not support a woman's right to an abortion even in the case of rape or incest.