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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.

Manipulating information women who are seeking abortion receive is a staple of antichoice politics. A recent episode of Friday Night Lights reveals how damaging that strategy is.

Women on the US-Mexico border seek alternatives to embattled abortion clinics.

Hillary Clinton has unequivocally stated that all women around the world must have the right to abortion. Will Obama confirm that position at the G8 summit this weekend?

We blame girls—but it's the boys who are sabotaging attempts at safer sex, studies suggest.

Blogs

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

Massachusetts’s 35-foot buffer between health clinic patients and anti-abortion advocates has been ruled unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014

Nearly a third of American women will have an abortion at some point in their lives, but it’s an experience we almost never see on film.

June 5, 2014

Three of the state’s five clinics may have to close their doors. Here’s what’s at stake.

May 15, 2014

Some anti-abortion activists are agreeing with feminists: Tennessee’s new law criminalizing pregnant women is awful. So why did it pass?

April 30, 2014

Winning on abortion rights means talking—and listening—to voters in a new way.

April 16, 2014