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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

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

A new report offers the most extensive study of reproductive healthcare in a state prison system to date.

February 13, 2015

GOP leaders replaced one abortion restriction for another in a demonstration of pure pandering. 

January 22, 2015

A new guide for journalists argues that we get an inaccurate picture of reproductive health issues when we use language carelessly.

January 22, 2015

The new documentary following Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts provides important context to necessary change for global reproductive rights.

January 12, 2015

A new report points to states for the way forward.

January 9, 2015

Black youth are perceived as adults, and their behaviors criminalized at every turn. Can this moment help change that?

November 25, 2014

If Democrats lose Senate races in North Carolina and Iowa, will the party stop campaigning on reproductive rights?

November 3, 2014

Using bait-and-switch strategies and confusing language, anti-choice advocates are trying to restrict access to safe, legal abortion.

October 31, 2014