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"Abortion Democracy:" Feminist Film-Maker Inspires Us to Speak Out for Women

"Abortion Democracy:" Feminist Film-Maker Inspires Us to Speak Out for Women

December 20, 2010

Why Christine O’Donnell Is Not a Joke

| October 19, 2010

Drawing on her experience as an “itinerant feminist organizer,” WMC Progressive Women's Voices alumna Shelby Knox explains why the seemingly fringe views of Delaware’s GOP Senate candidate are no laughing matter. More »

A Palestinian Midwife Who Defies the Odds

| September 29, 2010

Australian Woman Prosecuted for Medical Abortion

| September 16, 2010

In the state of Queensland, a young woman may face seven years in prison for allegedly taking the abortifacient RU486. Michelle Dicinoski, PhD, looks into the pro-choice advocates rallying around her case. More »

How To Get the Best Out of Health Care Reform

| September 13, 2010

Action on health care reform has moved to the states as they implement, or resist, provisions of the federal bill. Giovanna Rossi Pressley, a member of New Mexico's Health Care Reform Leadership Team, tells women what to watch for during this process. More »

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reminds: “Keep in Mind Your Mission”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reminds: “Keep in Mind Your Mission”

| August 23, 2010

As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prepares to welcome Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court bench this fall, she reflects on the value of civil discourse in an interview with Associate Professor Nichola D. Gutgold. More »

AIDS Breakthrough for Women

AIDS Breakthrough for Women

| August 5, 2010

In this second WMC report on the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Linda Villarosa explains why the development of a medicinal gel is both a lifesaving step forward for women and an affirmation of women and African Americans working to develop treatments. More »

Standing with Abortion Providers

Standing with Abortion Providers

| July 16, 2010

Doctors who provide women with abortion services often don't have the luxury of privacy and security. Here, the leader of a group organized to represent those front-line physicians tells how each of us who believe in a woman's right to safe reproductive health care can support their work. More »

Global Moms Bill: An Opening for the Administration to Keep Its Promises?

Global Moms Bill: An Opening for the Administration to Keep Its Promises?

| May 24, 2010

President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have voiced concern for women’s safety and health around the world. Legislation introduced this month in the House calls for specific steps to meet that commitment in regard to mothers dying in childbirth. More »

That Notorious Good Friday Homily

That Notorious Good Friday Homily

| April 8, 2010

In his controversial sermon at St. Peter’s last week, Reverend Raniero Cantalamessa expressed no concern for Catholic Church policies that endanger women, writes Angela Bonavoglia, author of “Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church.” More »