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Rauner: Focus on budget, jobs, schools, term limits—not abortion

By Tina Sfondeles Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday denied he’s a flip-flopper on abortion rights — while saying the expansion of abortion coverage under Medicaid is too “divisive” and “controversial” to deal with in light of the state’s fiscal problems. Rauner — who was promoted as a pro-choice Republican candidate in the 2014 gubernatorial election — has […]

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 […]

Trump’s Planned Parenthood Ploy

The president and the GOP are marketing an assault on women as noble.  By Megan Carpentier President Donald Trump did not, in fact, sign legislation to defund Planned Parenthood on Thursday, despite whatever headlines you might read. (If this were a Tweet of his, this would be the juncture at which he or his staff […]

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, […]

How Anti-Choice Lawmakers Are Getting Around Roe v. Wade

 By Sarika Chawla Those 20-week abortion bans you keep hearing about are unconstitutional. Broken-hearted but matter-of-fact, my best friend told me there was a complication with her pregnancy. It was stage three twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. She explained that, with a shared placenta, too much blood was being transfused to Baby A at the expense of Baby […]