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Rauner: Focus on budget, jobs, schools, term limits—not abortion

By Tina Sfondeles Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday denied he’s a flip-flopper on abortion rights — while saying the expansion of abortion coverage under Medicaid is too “divisive” and “controversial” to deal with in light of the state’s fiscal problems. Rauner — who was promoted as a pro-choice Republican candidate in the 2014 gubernatorial election — has […]

Abortion is about economic justice

By Casey Quinlan Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took a firestorm of criticism over the weekend for campaigning for an Omaha mayoral candidate who supported abortion restrictions. In the slew of coverage following Sanders’ support of Democratic Nebraska lawmaker Heath Mello, media outlets and Sanders himself framed abortion access as separate from economic issues — when in reality, […]

What’s Missing From the Debate About Pro-Life Democrats

By Emily Crockett Since we’re apparently doomed to repeat 2016 until the heat death of the universe, Democrats are fighting again about Bernie Sanders and women’s rights. Sanders, along with Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez, took some heat last week for making a stop on the DNC’s “unity tour” to support Heath Mello – […]

Trump Attack on Planned Parenthood Endangers Black Women

[Opinion] The reversal of a rule that protected funding for reproductive health agencies will imperil women’s health, rather than help preserve it  by La’Tasha D. Mayes Late last week, President Trump reversed an Obama-era regulation that prohibited states from withholding Title X family planning funds from reproductive health care providers, like Planned Parenthood, that perform […]