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Sirleaf to Seek Second Term

Sirleaf to Seek Second Term

| February 11, 2010

Budget 2011: What Will Women Gain?

| February 3, 2010

If a budget is the ultimate statement of values, the Obama Administration deserves some good marks for attending to women’s needs in an austere time. More »

From Madam Gov. to Madam Pres.

From Madam Gov. to Madam Pres.

| February 1, 2010

Filling the pipeline leading to the first woman elected U.S. president will take candidates who have convinced voters of their executive abilities, argues the writer, author of two books on women’s races for the highest office. The same doesn’t appear to be true for men who run. More »

Sarah Weddington: On the 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Sarah Weddington: On the 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

| January 22, 2010

The author, who learned in high school about the Supreme Court case that gave women reproductive choice and control over their lives, talks to the lawyer who won that victory. More »

Women Healthcare Executives—Where Are They in the Health Reform Debate?

| January 19, 2010

The author, an activist for women’s health and safety, looks in vain for leadership from women in corporate healthcare boardrooms as negotiations on reform reach the final stage. More »

Seven Days to Preserve the Internet

| January 7, 2010

FCC rules are about to be made that will either keep the Internet a forum for free exchange of ideas or else reward corporate entities that want to make money by controlling the flow. It’s time for the public to weigh in. More »

Will Fundamental Rights or Fundamentalism Prevail in the Health Care Battle?

| December 21, 2009

Shortly after midnight, Senate Democrats amassed the 60 votes necessary to pass a key test for health care legislation, but only after bowing to demands on abortion coverage that threaten women’s health and well-being. More »

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Calls on Progressive Catholics to Resist Pressure from Bishops on Abortion

| December 16, 2009

At a critical moment for health care reform, Townsend says it is essential for religious progressives to speak up. More »

Morituri te Salutant: On a “Surge” in Afghanistan

| December 8, 2009

The author, an expert on parliamentary diplomacy, says we must focus today on a strengthened political process to successfully end international military engagement in Afghanistan—and that process must respect the rights of women. More »

Health Care Reform: Pro-choice Forces Win the First Round in the Senate

| November 23, 2009

Senate Democrats held firm to allow debate to begin on a health care bill that avoids the abortion restrictions of the House-passed measure—and pro-choice activists are mobilizing to keep the heat on. But there are many hurdles ahead. More »