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More than 275 women have faced charges relating to drug use during their pregnancies.

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"No Gods, No Masters," the rallying cry of the Industrial Workers of the
World, was her personal and political manifesto.

Hawaii recently became the fifth state to make emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill, available directly from pharmacists. This is far from a small regulatory change.

Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
and 1997.

Though polls consistently show a majority of Americans supporting freedom of choice, abortion rights are facing their greatest attack since the Supreme Court decision Roe V.

"We are in a funding emergency today," read the e-mail from the New York
Abortion Access Fund.

Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.

Bush's handpicked delegates disrupt global conferences on women's
rights.

Blogs

This campaign season has been extremely instructional—about what the Republican Party really thinks.

September 25, 2012

In a new ad, the Republican Senator pretends that he is pro-choice, when his record is anything but.  

September 14, 2012

In the Republican Party, being a leading lady means loving your supporting role.

September 13, 2012

Michelle Obama’s mission last night was to convince Americans that she and the president deeply understand the real challenges facing Americans today, and she aced it.

September 5, 2012

Condoleezza Rice is at the RNC, Christine Todd Whitman is in the New York Times. GOP women have a long history of cynicism.

August 30, 2012

Romney’s stance on abortion not only contradicts his earlier statements but continues to lose him women voters. 

August 27, 2012

Will Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan distance themselves from the new Republican platform, as they have from Akin?

August 22, 2012

A young woman turns the political moment into musical parody.

August 22, 2012

Yes, it does. Let’s talk about the context in which women seek abortion care—not to sort the deserving from the unworthy but to create better public policy for all.

August 21, 2012

Akin’s comments that a woman’s body will reject a pregnancy from rape would be laughable if they weren’t so dangerous.

August 20, 2012