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A sting operation, plus movement on a bill to defund the healthcare provider? It's no coincidence that they're happening right at the same time.

If an Institute of Medicine–appointed committee says yes, health insurance plans could be required to cover birth control free of charge for policyholders.

Older and younger feminists don't clash over ideas, but about power and visibility in the movement, says Katha Pollitt.

Sarah Palin is busily trying to sell "conservative feminism" to the masses, but her idea of feminism certainly doesn't include reproductive choice or sexual freedom. Meanwhile, even the Pope has decided that it's better for sex workers to use condoms than to risk getting HIV or other sexually transmitted infections. So why does the new Congress include more new members opposed to women's right to control their bodies?

The pope has said both men and women can use condoms to protect themselves from HIV.  Can he now say that women can use them to protect themselves from the dangers of pregnancy?

What happens when women tell their abortion stories on Twitter? Is it good for the pro-choice movement—and is it good for them?

Conservatives don't really want to get rid of abortion rights? This next Congress, we might just find out.

The most significant threats may come from the state level: Republicans picked up several governorships, and the Affordable Care Act requires the cooperation of states to set up their own insurance exchanges.

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Whoever takes the helm at NARAL have to face intractable political realities. But will she also seek to develop for the movement a vision of what should be, not just what is?

May 11, 2012

Republican opposition to the Violence Against Women Act demonstrates the power and importance including the most marginalized.

April 27, 2012

Has an anti-choice group secretly videotaped “patients” asking about sex-selective abortion?

April 24, 2012

Wisconsin's governor is not just attacking labor rights, and voting rights, he's attacking access to reproductive rights. And Wisconsin women are losing  some vital Planned Parenthood services.

April 20, 2012

Both Planned Parenthood and Nebraska Right to Life support a measure to restore healthcare coverage to “unborn children.”

April 18, 2012

A visit to the Republican Women's Club of New York to see Callista Gingrich suggests the GOP won’t fix its gender gap problem.

April 11, 2012

The "Lone Wolf" defense is no excuse in Wisconsin’s Planned Parenthood bombing.

April 5, 2012

Pundits say Mitt has damaged his brand among women and Latinos. Not so fast. 

March 18, 2012

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

Let’s use this moment not only to defend what we have but demand what we don’t.

March 15, 2012