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As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has deliberately and systematically bankrupted state-provided healthcare for low income and uninsured women.

President Barack Obama with Cardinal Sean O'Malley

The president must decide what is more important: pandering to the Catholic hierarchy or protecting women's health.

Rick Perry

How the Texas governor launched an assault on Planned Parenthood and women’s health.

Baltimore and New York are requiring crisis pregnancy centers to disclose basic information about their services. But some judges say these ordinances violate the First Amendment.

Birth control is lifesaving medicine. Yet the myth that it is “controversial” persists.

Aside from being an obvious infringement on women's rights and privacy, the bill promotes unsafe and unhealthy medical practices, as late term abortions are typically due to health complications as opposed to an unwanted pregnancy.

All FDA-approved contraceptives should be fully covered under the healthcare reform law, a panel finds. Advocates see a win for women's health—and a political win for the Affordable Care Act.

Pro-choice protest

If the Supreme Court holds outrageously restrictive new abortion laws, abortion will effectively be impossible to obtain in states like Kansas and South Dakota—while technically leaving Roe on the books.

The presidential candidate seen as the most likely GOP contender is threatening women's health so he can play a political game with conservative voters.

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A bill in Arizona would require women who want contraception coverage to prove that they are taking it for reasons other than pregnancy prevention.

March 15, 2012

Progressives can’t afford to focus on one side over the other.

March 15, 2012

Widespread use of the Pill for family planning purposes has allowed women to flood the workforce.

March 14, 2012

Frank Bruni responds to novelist Paul Theroux’s worries about language police.

March 13, 2012

Republicans in Congress are debating a bill that would make it harder for young women to access abortion services. 

March 8, 2012

For the right wing, when the topic is anything remotely connected to female sexuality, every woman is a slut.

March 5, 2012

Of course, the radio personality was wrong to attack Georgetown student Sandra Fluke. But this goes beyond what has been said about a woman who dared to speak up. Limbaugh is attacking basic premises of representative democracy.

March 2, 2012

Within one day Mitt managed to offend everybody by saying he was against the Blunt amendment, and then that he was for it. 

March 1, 2012

If women ever need permission slips from their employers for birth control, here’s what it could look like. 

March 1, 2012