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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 […]

Health-Care Benefits for Vulnerable Populations Face Death By a Thousand Cuts

 By Christine Grimaldi LGBTQ people and those with low incomes, especially women of color, rely on Obamacare’s birth control benefit and other preventive services, but advocates say the Trump administration is targeting their ability to access health care, even if Republicans can’t repeal the law entirely. Read more. 

Dr. Willie Parker Wants to Take Back the Moral High Ground on Abortion

Deep South abortion provider on why he “decided to exercise Christian compassion not by proxy, but with my own capable hands”  Those who believe in widespread access to abortion and contraception have for far too long ceded the moral high ground to anti-choicers, argues Deep South abortion provider Dr. Willie Parker in his new memoir, […]

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 […]