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Brianna Wu Wants to Change the Democrats’ Playbook

Interview by ANA MARIE COX  Many people are familiar with you as a prime target of Gamergate, a harassment campaign against women in the video-game community. Considering the flood of abuse you received, why would you decide to do something as high-profile as run for Congress? It’s terrifying, right? The thing Gamergate taught me is […]

10 Times Representative Steve King Has Been Horribly Offensive

This is a man who believes immigrants are frightening, abortion is morally wrong, and birth control will lead to the end of civilization. by ROBIN MARTY  On March 12, Iowa Rep. Steve King set the internet on fire with his undeniably racist tweet claiming, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” It was […]

Changing the conversation around abortion

By Nan Little Kirkpatrick and Amanda Williams During the 2013 filibuster of Texas’ anti-abortion bill — the House Bill 2 that shut down clinics across the state — Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, D-San Antonio famously asked: “At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her […]

This Lady Gave Up Fashion for Female Reproductive Rights

By Tim Murphy Lindsay Rodriguez, 34, is from Austin, Texas, and is the coordinator of the  National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon. “Growing up in San Antonio, Texas, I witnessed the erosion of our access to reproductive services,” she says. For Rodriguez, the real turning point came in 2011, when the conservative Texas state lawmakers  approved legislation […]

Oregon is Stepping Up for Reproductive Healthcare

by Megan Burbank  While Republicans assembled a woefully inadequate plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week, Oregon has quietly joined a handful of states considering legislation that would preserve one key provision of the ACA no matter what happens nationally: access to reproductive healthcare, which the ACA expanded through its mandate that […]

The GOP Obamacare replacement defunds Planned Parenthood and restricts abortion coverage

It would keep poor women on Medicaid from getting health care at Planned Parenthood, and cut off affordable abortion coverage for many privately insured women. Updated by Emily Crockett Republicans released a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Monday evening. And as promised by House Speaker Paul Ryan, the bill also […]