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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

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

In the dead serious discussion about student sexual vulnerability, there’s no place for cheeky provocateurs.

March 16, 2015

Some solutions might help mothers on an individual level while increasing systemic problems.

March 13, 2015

Amid a delayed election and a horrific Boko Haram insurgency, Nigerian women and girls are increasingly becoming targets—and tools—of violence.

March 11, 2015

The military is still now allowing Manning to grow her hair like a female prisoner.

March 5, 2015

Lean In Together tells men equality isn’t a zero-sum game. But it’s going to have to be.

March 5, 2015

Colleges around the country are considering adding a third gender option to their student rosters. 

March 4, 2015

The US Department of Justice seeks answers in the wake of a nation-wide sexual assault epidemic on college campuses.

March 2, 2015