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.
Defenders are a core group of supporters who have said they'll give their time to defend Planned Parenthood, the health services they provide, and the people who rely on them — in what just may be the fight of our lives.
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.
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.
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.
The new year has just begun, and for Missouri, that means anti-women’s health politicians have resumed trying to chip away at women’s health and rights. Already, they have introduced fifteen of out-of-touch and extreme bills to restrict access to safe, legal abortion.
Only a few days into the first session of the New Year and anti-women’s health politicians are already attacking abortion rights. Last week, they held a hearing on H.R. 7, a bill that is not only dangerous to women’s health, but would take away important tax benefits from American families and small business.
This week, Planned Parenthood returned to court, asking a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to uphold a ruling of a federal district court blocking a Texas law that when it took effect was projected to eliminate access to safe, legal abortion for one out of three Texas women in need.
In October, Michigan politicians, backed by Right to Life of Michigan, invoked a rarely-used, veto-proof maneuver to try to pass a complete ban on insurance coverage of abortion — a policy opposed by doctors, women and vetoed by two previous Republican governors.