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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.

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.

Blogs

Long-acting reversible contraceptives could revolutionize reproductive healthcare—if only politicians would get out of the way.

September 15, 2014

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