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An international furor over the hanging of "two gay teenagers" in Iran.

Should pro-choicers just give up and let Roe go?

By engaging the marriage debate only in terms of "gay rights," progressives have put themselves in a losing position.

The FDA's refusal to issue a decision on Plan B reflects
the influence of the Christian right over Bush Administration policy.

Reframing abortion takes the issue out of its real-life context, which is the experience of women.

The Kansas senator has been grandstanding for the right for years, and now he has his sights set on the White House.

The debate over women and Islam is polarizing Dutch society.

A new biography of one of the Enlightment's most remarkable thinkers.

Thanks to the wonders of reproductive science, you too can have a virgin birth.

The pope has minimized priests' crimes while wagging a finger at gays.

Blogs

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014

Ntozake Shange, author of the groundbreaking choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf, explains what the Ray Rice scandal means for black feminism.

September 18, 2014

Janay Rice is being revictimized by the media.

September 16, 2014

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

September 15, 2014

VAWA has sparked real progress—but we can do more to ensure that survivors have stable jobs and housing.

September 12, 2014

In a speech for the ages, CBS sports broadcaster James Brown stands up to toxic masculinity.

September 12, 2014

An in-depth look at a South Carolina report on domestic violence is at the center of a national conversation. 

September 10, 2014

The league treated Rice’s abhorrent behavior as a public relations issue, not a domestic violence issue.

September 9, 2014

Advocates behind a national bus tour want to enlist young people in the fight to repeal the Hyde Amendment.

August 27, 2014

A new law in Illinois is set to modernize the way bosses deal with pregnant employees.

August 27, 2014