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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

Regardless of politics, nobody wants to wake up to the sound of “baby killers!”

February 5, 2013

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, chief sponsor of potentially the most restrictive anti-abortion bill in the country, has friends in high places. 

February 1, 2013

Jessica Valenti speaks to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Texas about anger, activism, and reproductive rights.

January 30, 2013

Katha’s readers respond to her column on Planned Parenthood’s move away from the label “pro-choice.”

January 28, 2013

On bloggingheads.tv, Nation columnist Katha Pollitt breaks down the meaning of "pro-choice" and the direction of the pro-choice movement.

January 23, 2013

Accessing an abortion has increasingly become the province of the well to do.

January 22, 2013

In the face of a continuing right-wing assault in both legislatures and clinic corridors, the only thing to do is fight back.

January 18, 2013

Days ahead of the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood's powerful video illustrates how the pro-choice and pro-life labels don’t reflect the complexity of the conversation about abortion, and the way that Americans—especially young people—think and talk about abortion today.

January 15, 2013

The state-level right-wing agenda will continue to hit poor women on all fronts.

January 8, 2013

You can save the babies or you can save the budget, but you can’t do both.

December 10, 2012