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Take Care of Care-Workers

By Ai-Jen Poo Every morning, two separate workforces, heading in opposite directions, cross paths. One, the larger and formal workforce of around 100 million women and men across the United States, leaves its homes for its workplaces – an office, a worksite, a studio. They are employees, freelancers and contractors that drive the American economy […]

Don’t be fooled: the latest abortion bill is about one thing – hurting women

By Jessica Valenti On Tuesday, the US House of Representatives passed a ban that would criminalize all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with punishment that would include fines and up to five years in prison. The Majority leader, Kevin McCarthy, said that the goal of the bill was “ending suffering and helping people live”, an ironic […]

The wind shifts on abortion: A Republican governor leads the way

By Amanda Marcotte While Republicans in Alabama just nominated Roy Moore, a theocratic Christian “dominionist,” as their Senate nominee, the Republican governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, just made a startling move in bucking the religious right. Thursday, Rauner signed a law written by Democratic legislators that allows the state’s insurance programs, including Medicaid, to cover abortion. It also ended […]

Some US women travel hundreds of miles for abortions, analysis finds

By Susan Scutti For most women, access to reproductive and sexual health services is crucial to well-being. A new study highlights the difficulties surrounding access to one aspect of health care — abortion services — faced by women in some areas of the United States. Overall, between 2011 and 2014, the average distance a woman […]