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The choice of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet to head the new United Nations agency for women may be the most important and smartest appointment Ban Ki-moon makes in his tenure as UN secretary-general.

Five Republican Senate nominees recently announced that they do not support a woman's right to an abortion even in the case of rape or incest.

Manipulating information women who are seeking abortion receive is a staple of antichoice politics. A recent episode of Friday Night Lights reveals how damaging that strategy is.

Women on the US-Mexico border seek alternatives to embattled abortion clinics.

Hillary Clinton has unequivocally stated that all women around the world must have the right to abortion. Will Obama confirm that position at the G8 summit this weekend?

We blame girls—but it's the boys who are sabotaging attempts at safer sex, studies suggest.

John Nichols explains why he is excited about the possibilities for progressive reform to the healthcare bill.

African-American children face threats to their survival, and African-American women are confronted with challenges to their capacity to parent healthy children. But shaming misinformation campaigns do nothing to address these problems.

Virginia's governor repeals protection against sexual discrimination and may cut funding to Planned Parenthood.

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The fake clinics posing as “crisis pregnancy centers” lie to women and shame them, and are supported by extreme politicians and sometimes even taxpayer dollars.

August 8, 2013

Republican leaders want to ban abortions after twenty weeks, but they don’t realize that many women need late abortions because GOP policies prevent them from getting the care they need earlier.

July 29, 2013

This week, caravans depart from New York City and San Francisco on an Abortion Rights Freedom Ride to defend the reproductive rights of women and protect some states’ last abortion clinics.

July 22, 2013

Step one: disdain and indifference. 

July 16, 2013

Correctional institutions collectively are the second largest provider of reproductive health services in the country—but most politicians and pundits ignore incarcerated women in the debates over the war on women.

July 9, 2013

More than 700 people have been arrested in the weekly “Moral Monday” protests in North Carolina.

July 9, 2013

In honor of the national day of action called for July 15 in solidarity with the women of Texas, hear from Katie Feyh, one of the people who was part of ‘the People’s Filibuster.’

July 8, 2013

State legislatures in Ohio and Texas have employed draconian tactics to bypass public debate on restrictive abortion measures.

July 2, 2013

After Wendy Davis’s successful filibuster of SB5, the Texas legislature returns for a second attempt to restrict abortion and reproductive rights.

July 1, 2013

Why Texas Democrats should take this one seriously.

June 30, 2013