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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.

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.

Blogs

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

In a new ad, the Republican Senator pretends that he is pro-choice, when his record is anything but.  

September 14, 2012

In the Republican Party, being a leading lady means loving your supporting role.

September 13, 2012

Michelle Obama’s mission last night was to convince Americans that she and the president deeply understand the real challenges facing Americans today, and she aced it.

September 5, 2012

Condoleezza Rice is at the RNC, Christine Todd Whitman is in the New York Times. GOP women have a long history of cynicism.

August 30, 2012

Romney’s stance on abortion not only contradicts his earlier statements but continues to lose him women voters. 

August 27, 2012

Will Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan distance themselves from the new Republican platform, as they have from Akin?

August 22, 2012

A young woman turns the political moment into musical parody.

August 22, 2012