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Women in Afghanistan

As the US withdrawal looms, women’s rights advocates plan to carry on their fierce, lonely fight.

Massai women at an anti-gender-based violence protest

The Helms Amendment bans the use of US foreign aid for all abortion care, including for victims of sexual assault. This International Women's Day, it's time to remember their plight.

UN Women

Socially conservative American Catholics and evangelicals who have led a decades-long campaign against the rights of women in the United States are now gearing up for a season of battles on the bigger global stage.

Nancy Keenan

As Roe v. Wade turns forty, NARAL seeks to mobilize a younger generation of activists.

Woman at a protest

After the 2012 elections, women in Washington have a long to-do list—and it doesn’t stop at reproductive rights.

Pro-choice protest

Planned Parenthood has concluded that “choice” is not always the best rallying cry. But it can still pack a punch.

Prochoice protest

After taking some hits, the movement for abortion rights is pushing back—and has some new tricks up its sleeve.

Advertisement for abortion in South Africa

Long waits and too few providers are consigning more and more women to illegal abortions.

Ross Douthat

The New York Times columnist is so obsessed with women’s fertility, it’s too bad he can’t get pregnant himself.

Blogs

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

The 5-4 decision strikes a blow against women’s rights and expands corporate power.

June 30, 2014

Massachusetts’s 35-foot buffer between health clinic patients and anti-abortion advocates has been ruled unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014

Nearly a third of American women will have an abortion at some point in their lives, but it’s an experience we almost never see on film.

June 5, 2014

Three of the state’s five clinics may have to close their doors. Here’s what’s at stake.

May 15, 2014

Some anti-abortion activists are agreeing with feminists: Tennessee’s new law criminalizing pregnant women is awful. So why did it pass?

April 30, 2014

Winning on abortion rights means talking—and listening—to voters in a new way.

April 16, 2014