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Trading in “Barefoot and Pregnant” for Economic and Reproductive Justice by Gloria Feldt

| January 15, 2009

As Congress works through the economic stimulus package, representatives need to keep in mind the connection between a woman’s need to determine her reproductive life and her ability to contribute to economic recovery and growth. More »

Voices Carry: The Fight for Women’s Rights in the Catholic Church

| November 19, 2008

Roman Catholic supporters of Barack Obama undergo intimidation by church leaders because of their candidate’s pro-choice views. Father Roy Bourgeois faces excommunication for co-presiding over the ordination of a woman as priest. Author Angela Bonavoglia connects the dots within a deeply misogynistic tendency of the church hierarchy that members are resisting—from the pews and from the pulpit. More »

McCain Ridicules Health Exemptions for Abortion

| October 16, 2008

The final presidential debate touched on three important issues for women, while women’s groups continue to press the campaigns for an elusive commitment to a Lifetime TV forum that would allow more extensive discussion and questioning. More »

Republicans for Choice Seek Common Ground With Sarah Palin

| September 12, 2008

We at Republicans for Choice (RFC) are strongly pro-choice so we should be upset by John McCain’s pick for vice president of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who is ardently anti- choice. Let me tell you why we are not. Being pro-choice does not mean we are against women who disagree with us. Her choice is her choice. More »

She’s Phyllis Schlafly, Only Younger

| September 4, 2008

Here’s the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing—the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party—are trying to appease the gender gap with a first-ever female vice president. More »

As GOP Convention Opens, the Palin Factor

| September 2, 2008