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While Americans Struggle to Survive, Senate Leadership Ignores the Pandemic — and the Need for Relief

The delay in action from Senate Republican leadership is inexcusable. 

What You Need to Know About the Birth Control Cases Before the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will decide whether bosses have the right to deny birth control to their employees based on their personal beliefs. They are taking up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby & Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius.
Nov. 26, 2013

What You Need to Know About the Legal Fight Against Admitting Privileges for Abortion Providers in Texas

By a 5-4 vote, the Court refused to reinstate the injunction, which means that safe and legal abortion will continue to be virtually impossible for one-third of Texas women in need to access as Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s appeal of the original ruling continues.
Nov. 25, 2013

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Defeat of Albuquerque Abortion Ban Is a Decisive Warning to Congress and Nation

Yesterday’s defeat of the first-ever municipal abortion ban in the city of Albuquerque marks a major victory for women’s health and shows that voters don’t want to take personal medical decisions out of the hands of women and their doctors. If enacted, the referendum would have banned abortions at 20 weeks, even for victims of rape and incest, severe fetal abnormalities and when a woman’s health is in danger.
Nov. 20, 2013

It Was the Right Decision for Our Family

I've heard people say, no matter what side of the abortion issue they say they are on, that they don't know what they would do if faced with a pregnancy that has taken a tragic turn for the worse. And that is exactly why I urge Albuquerque voters to vote against the abortion ban on the ballot November 19. You just can't make decisions about abortion for someone else.
Nov. 19, 2013

Republicans Should Get on Board in Protecting Women's Health

Democrats have once again preempted Republicans on the issue of women's health, this week introducing in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, the Women's Health Protection Act. In response to an unprecedented level of attacks on women’s reproductive health over the past few years, the Women’s Health Protection Act would create federal protections against state restrictions on abortion that do not advance women’s health and safety but actually create barriers to women accessing a safe and legal medical procedure that also is constitutionally protected.
Nov. 18, 2013

Is This the End of the Republican Party?

In the wake of the defeat of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in the governor's race, I hope we can say this is the end of the Republican Party as we know it. The key words being "as we know it," and how it has been the past few years. Many lifelong Republicans like me have seen our party co-opted by an extreme minority and turned into something we no longer recognize.
Nov. 15, 2013

A Deceptive Ballot Measure in Albuquerque

Senator Lindsey Graham may have introduced a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks in every state with extremely limited exceptions, but opponents of women’s health are taking a different tactic in New Mexico, trying to impose a city-wide ban in Albuquerque.
Nov. 14, 2013

We’re Going on Offense with the Women’s Health Protection Act

Amidst the barrage of attacks on women’s health—from the nationwide 20 week ban to the attempts to chip away at affordable health care under Obamacare—there is some positive news! Today, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) are introducing the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA).
Nov. 13, 2013

Celebrating “Thanks, Birth Control” Day!

Nearly all sexually active women—99%—have used birth control at some point in their lives. It’s basic preventive care, and it's benefited generations of women who have been able to plan their families and accomplish their goals. That’s why today, we’re celebrating The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy’s first annual “Thanks, Birth Control” Day!
Nov. 12, 2013