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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
by Jennifer Bryant Abortion access just became more difficult for women living in West Virginia—as of January 17, there is only one abortion clinic left in the entire state. Read more.
The new show is based on fiction, but lately men controlling women’s bodies doesn’t seem all that farfetched. by CAITLIN MOSCATELLO We’re torn: We can’t wait to watch Elisabeth Moss’s performance in The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s buzzy new series based on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel of the same name that drops on April 26th. But […]
Good luck, women! Under the GOP health care bill, it’ll be tougher to have a baby — and tougher not to
Republicans plan to slash abortion and contraception access — and they’re also attacking affordable maternity care By: AMANDA MARCOTTE Policy wonks and journalists are still reeling from the release of the much-ballyhooed Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act blandly named the American Health Care Act. But it really should have been titled the Take […]
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 […]
This could be a disaster. By Laura Bassett, Jeffrey Young WASHINGTON ― Since former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2009, making birth control free for millions of women, unintended pregnancies fell 18 percent and the U.S. abortion rate reached a record low. Read more.
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 […]