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Hillary Clinton

The texting, globe-trotting secretary of state has become the Post-Teen Choice Favorite. But memification carries its own pitfalls.

Homeless child

Who will speak for the rights of the unborn now that Rick Santorum is gone from the race? 

It is a painfully awkward dance for a party more accustomed to trampling on women’s rights.

Handcuffed suspect

The Supreme Court—as well as the Obama administration—upholds the right of the world’s biggest jailer to strip everyone who comes into its grasp.

If they believe that in exercising control over women's reproductive functions, they will also control women's voices, they are wrong.

The pursuit of reproductive freedom and civil freedom need to be seen as one and the same.

Pro-choice rally

Here’s why you should make a major gift to an abortion fund.

Today's “right to life” rhetoric is a bizarre cross between the theological imperative to be fruitful and multiply and the fetishism of microbiological cellular promise.

Birth control on the shelf

Rush Limbaugh's anti-contraception tirade targeted a single woman. Would he have had done the same if Sandra Fluke had been married?

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Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

Conservatives are outraged at Obama’s tax proposals because they won’t help stay-at-home parents. But we already help them—unless they’;re poor, that is.

January 23, 2015

Despite his moderate image during the campaign, Larry Hogan has transformed into a hardline conservative almost overnight.

January 23, 2015

GOP leaders replaced one abortion restriction for another in a demonstration of pure pandering. 

January 22, 2015

A new guide for journalists argues that we get an inaccurate picture of reproductive health issues when we use language carelessly.

January 22, 2015

In his State of the Union address last night, Obama pitched universal childcare and paid leave—for both mothers and fathers.

January 21, 2015

The film shies away from the big names and big institutions and offers a history of women’s rights organizing from the ground up.

January 16, 2015

The new documentary following Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts provides important context to necessary change for global reproductive rights.

January 12, 2015

A new report points to states for the way forward.

January 9, 2015

To fix social problems, we need to stop looking to marriage, and start creating more equitable public policy.

January 7, 2015