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Supreme Court Protects Access Abortion — For Now

In June Medical Services v. Russo, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a resounding message to politicians all across the country: It is unconstitutional to impose medically unnecessary laws that place an undue burden on a person’s right to safe, legal abortion.

Why Abortion Isn't Just About Abortion

Jessica Valenti, feminist writer and Nation contributor, noticed something that should irritate and concern everyone who cares about the progress of women in America: When it comes to high-minded discussions about feminism, nobody knows quite how to talk about abortion.
Feb. 14, 2014

3.3 Million and Counting: Obamacare Enrollment by the Numbers

Great news! With each and every day, more and more individuals are getting access to affordable health care with Obamacare (not to mention the millions of women who are already benefitting from access to preventive care with no copay). Yesterday, new numbers were released showing that as of February 1 nearly 3.3 million individuals have signed up for affordable health care under the law.
Feb. 13, 2014

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Iowa House Just Passed an Abortion Restriction That Would Decimate Access for Iowa Women

In Iowa, opponents are attacking from every angle in their attempts to restrict a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion, with their latest attempts targeting the delivery of medication abortion via telemedicine.
Feb. 12, 2014

The Moral March in Raleigh: Women Will Not Go Back

Tomorrow, on February 8, thousands of people upset and disappointed by the extreme right turn North Carolina has taken in the past legislative session will gather in downtown Raleigh to march for a new beginning.
Feb. 7, 2014

The Republican Alternative to Obamacare: Pay More, Get Less

After nearly 50 votes, and four years of doing everything they can to dismantle and derail the Affordable Care Act, some Republican opponents to the health care law finally took a different strategy and announced they will propose a health care plan of their own. Spoiler Alert! It’s not great.
Jan. 31, 2014

7 Favorite Moments from the President’s State of the Union

Last night, the President delivered his fifth state of the union address, outlining his policy priorities for the upcoming year and his vision for our country: Equal opportunities, fair pay, and access to health care for every American. Here are some of our favorite moments from the President’s speech:
Jan. 29, 2014

House Leaders Are About to Pass a Bill that RAISES Taxes and Interferes with Private Insurance All to Restrict Abortion Access

Tonight, the president will lay out his priorities for the year when he delivers the State of the Union in front of a joint session of Congress. His speech will be followed by three Republican responses: the “official” response from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (the highest ranking Republican woman in the House), Senator Mike Lee on behalf of the Tea Party, and Senator Rand Paul on behalf of, well…Senator Rand Paul.
Jan. 28, 2014

Mike Huckabee, "Uncle Sugar," and "Libido-Controlling" Contraception

Mike Huckabee and some members of Congress have a vision for this country that looks an awful lot like the 1950s.
Jan. 24, 2014