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What is Trump's "Gag Rule?”

It would prohibit doctors, nurses, and hospitals across the country from being able to refer their patients for safe, legal abortion.

Spotlight on Republican Senators Who Support Women’s Health at Home and Abroad

It’s National Women’s Health Week, and it’s a great time to think about what you can do to improve your health (like scheduling that doctor’s appointment you have been putting off)! It’s also a good opportunity to reflect on the importance of U.S. leadership in supporting women’s health globally.
May 15, 2015

Reproductive Issues Shouldn’t Be Partisan Issues

We’re not fighting political battles just to get a tally of win-losses. It’s because it actually does matter in women’s lives. That’s a rare thing.
May 4, 2015

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Republicans Calling Off a Vote on the 20-Week Abortion Ban Shows a Crack in the GOP’s Anti-Abortion Agenda

In a sudden move, House majority leadership retreated from their attempt to pass a blatantly anti-women's health bill banning abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Jan. 28, 2015

Best and Worst of 2014: “Really?!” Moment of the Year

The Republican National Committee won this dubious distinction for claiming to support equal pay for women just weeks before a large majority of Republicans in Congress voted to block equal pay legislation.
Dec. 11, 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

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

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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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