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Yes, taxpayer dollars should fund abortions

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Abortion Behind Bars

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.

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 […]