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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?

Cecile Richards

How, exactly, did she turn a relentless right-wing assault into a source of renewed political power for Planned Parenthood?

Bei Bei Shuai

Bad things happen when laws to protect fetuses are turned against the women who carry them.

Catholic hospitals net billions in government aid. They should not be able to deny their employees contraceptive coverage.

Rally in support of Planned Parenthood

Forcing the Komen reversal was huge—but it was a campaign born of outrage, not ambitious vision.

 Margaret Sanger’s Brownsville Clinic

Margaret Sanger’s legacy continues to haunt debates about abortion and family planning.

With Karen Handel's resignation, online feminism's victory against the giant cancer charity is complete.

Pinkwashing

The controversy provided a long-overdue spotlight on the difference between feminism as a brand and feminism as a political movement.

Barack Obama

Shouldn't it be obvious that birth control coverage is about women's health, not “religious freedom”?

Pro-choice protest in Mexico

In just two years, half the country’s states have passed extreme fetal-rights amendments.

Blogs

Democrats held a hearing on Capitol Hill today to hear about women that have been denied contraceptive access by a religious institution.

February 23, 2012

Why is the Republican party resorting to hypocritical attempts to dictate American values?

February 23, 2012

Recent commentary demonstrates why Rick Santorum’s backward sexual politics are so appealing to Republicans.

February 20, 2012

Challenging the Republican men who are waging the War on Women.  

February 15, 2012

It’s time that we realize the culture war is good for progressives.

February 13, 2012

Does the US Conference of Catholic Bishops care more about playing politics than serving Catholics?

February 10, 2012

Standing up for our principles and refusing to let the right-wing echo chamber define the debate—it works.

February 7, 2012

In the slow motion destruction of Susan G. Komen, VP Karen Handel may be the only one who got what she really wanted.

February 7, 2012

If Komen thinks it can replace its base with anti-choice activists, it will dwindle and die.

February 3, 2012

While you were shaking your head over pink Bibles and stem-cell futurology, Komen was staffing up with anti-choice executives.

February 1, 2012