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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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Don't let abortion laws kill any more women. 

November 15, 2012

Who is more valuable, a living woman or a dying fetus? The Catholic Church has given its answer, and Savita Halapannavar is dead.

November 14, 2012

We need a choice, not an echo—especially on “legitimate rape.”

November 10, 2012

Did women’s silence on “private” issues like abortion and sexual assault tank the GOP?

November 8, 2012

Women voters said “buh-bye” to extreme GOP misogynists.

November 7, 2012

Will Romney and Ryan be held accountable for their proposed rollback of women’s rights?

October 22, 2012

“If you don't trust me with my body, why should I trust you with my country?”

October 18, 2012

The vice-presidential debate gave us a prominent Catholic politician going on record that faith and respect for women’s own decision-making don’t have to be opposed.

October 12, 2012

Women need to put personhood before parenthood.

October 5, 2012

This campaign season has been extremely instructional—about what the Republican Party really thinks.

September 25, 2012