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By Renee Bracey Sherman When I arrived at the clinic in Washington, I looked for the young woman I was waiting for. Her body was covered with tattoos of birds and stars. She hugged me with a warm smile and introduced me to her boyfriend. He didn’t look at me. In fact, he didn’t look […]
By Jaya Saxena Donald Trump’s newly released budget plan for 2018 calls for six weeks of paid parental leave, administered through the unemployment insurance system. This is a huge leap from his campaign promise of offering paid leave only to working mothers who give birth, rather than any new parents, including if they adopt. However, […]
By Terry O’Neill The highly publicized controversy over Heath Mello, the Democratic party’s candidate for Mayor in Omaha, Neb., is a teachable moment that could reshape the debate over abortion. Mello lost the election earlier this month, and his hypocrisy on this issue may have been part of the reason. A stop in Omaha on […]
There Is No Getting Around the Fact That Restricting Abortion Access Has Economic Consequences for Women
By Jennifer Dalven Last week, Lori Szala the national director of client services for the Human Coalition, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times attempting to deny a connection between the availability of abortion and the economic well-being of women and families. Ms. Szala claims that linking abortion and economics “reduces mothers and their […]
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By Samantha Cooney The Democratic Party is currently facing an internal debate over whether it should embrace anti-abortion lawmakers. The party currently has six men — and no women — who consistently support an anti-abortion agenda serving in the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate, a spokesperson for Democrats for Life of America told Motto. […]