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Why The Way We Talk About Planned Parenthood Is All Wrong

By LEA ROSE EMERY We’re talking about Planned Parenthood wrong. I don’t mean in the huge amount of support it’s getting and everyone who’s coming out to say “I stand with Planned Parenthood“— that’s great. We need more of that. But when we talk about threats to Planned Parenthood, the language is confusing because ‘defunding‘ Planned […]

There’s No Economic Justice Without Abortion Rights

Some men in the Democratic Party seem to think a strong defense of reproductive rights is optional. By Jill Filipovic On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders went on to talk about working with Donald Trump and the future of the Democratic Party. Host Joe Scarborough brought up the question of abortion and other […]

Restricting women’s health care

In response to the March 23 letter “Real choice,” the writer obviously did not visit and explore the Planned Parenthood website or he would know that it does offer prenatal services along with STD testing, cancer screening, birth control, pap smears, services for men and more. It does not arrange adoptions, and homes for unwed […]

No, My Constitutional Right To Abortion Did Not Cost Hillary The Election

By Katie Kablusich Yesterday, New York Times op-ed contributor and religious professor Thomas Groome popped up as the latest in a long line of bros getting it wrong at our newspaper of record about what cost Hillary the election. His take? Trump is in office right now because the uterus-having crowd and the representatives we’ve […]

How Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Devastate Poor Women, Even If They’re Pro-Life

By ELIZABETH STRASSNER After lambasting Obamcare for the past seven years, Republicans have their shot at undoing the healthcare law. On Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on “Trumpcare,” or the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). Its passage would be a significant blow to the 2010 Affordable Care Act and would cause an […]

Abortion Behind Bars

Terminating a pregnancy in prison can be next to impossible. By Rebecca Grant In March 2004, a 19-year-old Arizona woman was sentenced to four months in Maricopa County jail for a DUI, shortly after discovering she was pregnant. Read more.

Reproductive Justice Discussion Connects Abortion and Economic Issues

 By: Erin Mundahl Since the introduction of the new healthcare bill, women’s health issues are back in the news. As Congress works out the details of the replacement plan, many left-leaning women’s groups are watching carefully to see how women’s health fares in the redrafting process. Although these groups are often concerned with preserving access […]