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Who Should You Listen to on Abortion? People Who’ve Had Them

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 […]

Trump’s Budget Proposal Is, Surprise, Bad for Women

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, […]

Want to identify as pro-life? Then support authentically pro-life policies

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 […]

A Woman’s Decision to Give Birth or Abort

By Andrea Miller To the Editor: Re “Abortion Is About More Than Money,” by Lori Szala (Op-Ed, May 9): As a women’s health and rights advocate, I am happy that Ms. Szala was able to make the decision that was best for her when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. I’m puzzled, though, why she wouldn’t […]

What is the Hyde Amendment?

By Annaliese Mahoney The debate over government funding of Planned Parenthood is seemingly never-ending. During last month’s controversy over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, talk of defunding Planned Parenthood–essentially ensuring that Medicaid funds cannot go to the health provider service–was a common refrain. Defunding Planned Parenthood, advocates say, would ensure that taxpayer money is […]