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Akin’s theory of rape is monstrous. But he got it from a culture of rape apologetics that is not confined to one end of the political spectrum.

Obama bends over backwards to accommodate faith groups. It’s time for Democrats to champion separation of church and state instead.

A woman at an Occupy Boston protest

Why is it so hard to understand that women's rights are an economic issue?

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.

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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"Having children when you want to have children is very important for women's lives."

October 16, 2014

It's important for women to have access to egg freezing if they want it, but it's a terrible solution to the fact that our society makes it so hard to parent and work.

October 16, 2014

Laws requiring teens to tell their parents they’re having an abortion are a problem everywhere they exist, but Alabama’s represents a new low.

October 9, 2014

Clinics in Texas that were recently forced to stop providing abortions because of sweeping new regulations have filed an emergency appeal to the court.

October 7, 2014

Calls for the pill to be available without a prescription are just naked attempts to woo female voters and mask opposition to the Obamacare birth control mandate.

October 2, 2014

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

September 19, 2014

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

September 15, 2014

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

August 27, 2014

Other countries provide childcare and income supports for poor mothers; in the United States, we arrest them.

August 21, 2014

Alabama’s backdoor abortion ban was just declared unconstitutional. Will this decision send a message to anti-choice legislators elsewhere?

August 5, 2014