BY STEPH HEROLD, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR Last week, behind closed doors, President Trump signed a bill gutting family planning protections for over 4 million Americans. This bill overturns an Obama-era regulation that prevented states from discriminating against healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood that provide pregnancy care, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and contraception in addition to […]
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 […]
By Sue Davis The U.S. Senate voted 51-50 on March 30 to overturn an Obama administrative rule not allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood payments for Title X patients. The House passed the same resolution in February, so it now goes to the Misogynist in Chief to be signed into law. Read more.
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 […]
Carrillo has been leading a campaign that could seat her as the “first formerly undocumented woman in Congress1 Read more.
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 […]
By LANI SEELINGER When the election results finished rolling in on that sad, sad day in November, one of the primary concerns among those who had supported Hillary Clinton was her opponent’s history of outright misogyny and how that might affect American women. So, it’s surprising to no one that Trump’s decisions in his first 50 […]
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.
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 […]