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Feeling Powerless? Here’s Why We Can Win the Fight to Stop Kavanaugh

Don't let Trump fatigue convince you that Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is a done deal.

The Des Moines Editorial Board's Message to Women's Health Opponents

The Des Moines Register’s editorial board has a message for women’s health opponents: If you don’t understand medicine, don’t try to get in the way of doctors treating their patients.

Sept. 12, 2013

Cory Booker: Standing with New Jersey Women

When it comes to women's health, the contrast in the New Jersey special senate election couldn't be clearer. Cory Booker will fight to protect women's access to preventive health services, make sure women have access to birth control with no co-pay, and support a woman's right to make her own personal and private medical decisions—without interference from politicians. His opponent, Steve Lonergan, has a long record of opposing common-sense women's health.
Sept. 10, 2013

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It’s Not Just the Rhetoric, But the Policies that Insult Women

They just can’t help themselves. Two days ago, the communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) criticized Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate (and current Secretary of State) Alison Lundergan Grimes, calling her an “empty dress.”
Sept. 6, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Is a Good Decision — and Michigan Agrees!

As part of Obamacare, all states have the option to expand Medicaid with the federal government financing almost all of the costs of covering newly eligible individuals. If the states accept those federal funds, they will not have to pay anything for the first three years, and even after that, they will pay only a fraction of the costs to cover hardworking families.
Sept. 6, 2013

California Bill to Improve Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Moves to Governor’s Desk

Enough already! That’s been my response to story after story of state legislatures voting to restrict reproductive health access across America. Texas. North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana, Arizona, Ohio, and the list goes on. There’s no doubt we’re under siege, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Sept. 3, 2013

Cuccinelli Can’t Run from His Record on Restricting Birth Control

At a campaign event, Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli was asked if, as governor, would he "support and sign personhood legislation that contains restrictions on birth control medication and birth control devices."
Aug. 29, 2013

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Not on my watch. Perhaps each generation is called on to safeguard the freedoms, peace, and opportunity of the generation before and advance justice just a little further in their own lifetime. I recall listening as my parents – children of the 1960s – spoke proudly, passionately, and frequently of their participation in the civil rights era. In some ways it never fully sank in until now.
Aug. 28, 2013

Women’s Equality Day: What We’re Still Fighting For

This Women’s Equality Day—the 93rd anniversary of women in the U.S. gaining the right to vote with the certification of the 19th Amendment—Dawn Laguens of Planned Parenthood Federation of America joined Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI), Terry O’Neil of the National Organization for Women, and Fatima Goss-Graves from the National Women’s Law Center to discuss the current state of women’s rights and equality in the U.S.
Aug. 27, 2013

Missouri State Rep. Wieland Needs to Reconsider His Priorities

Missouri State Representative Paul Wieland (R-Imperial) recently filed a federal lawsuit suit asking the court to declare the mandate for contraception coverage in Obamacare unconstitutional. More specifically, he’s looking for a personal exemption for his family (the fact that Wieland is a man, who would probably find little use for birth control, is apparently beside the point).
Aug. 26, 2013

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No "Gag Rule" — Speak Out Now!

This is Trump's most dangerous attack on women's basic rights, ever.

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Tell your senators to BLOCK Trump Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, and refuse to confirm ANY nominee who will threaten Roe v. Wade.  

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