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Health Insurance: States Move Ahead on Curbing Costs

| March 19, 2010

Whatever happens with health reform in Washington, D.C., unfair health insurance rates for women are being banned by an increasing number of states. Here, two New Mexican advocates tell how it happened in their state. More »

The Right to Choose: Family Lessons

The Right to Choose: Family Lessons

| March 17, 2010

Far from a generational divide, the author, as a young feminist, finds sustenance in the ways the women in her family handled their more limited life choices. More »

Health Care Reform—Obama’s Challenge

| February 25, 2010

Obama meets with Republicans today in a health-care summit. Women who helped put him in office expect him to step up and lead—on both access to quality care and access to abortion. More »

Cosmetic Vaginal Surgeons Clueless

| February 24, 2010

At a “first-ever” conference on what they hope is a growing field, surgeons showed an appalling indifference to how women experience sexual pleasure. More »

Super Bowl Sunday: What You Won’t See

| February 5, 2010

On Super Bowl Sunday nearly a billion viewers will see the story of one woman during an anti-choice ad. Here, Filipina author and activist Ninotchka Rosca exposes the reality of all the rest. More »

George Tiller: A Legacy of Trust

George Tiller: A Legacy of Trust

| January 25, 2010

With jury selection complete, the trial of the man accused of murdering Dr. Tiller began Friday, on the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The author, an ob/gyn at the beginning of her career, here speaks for doctors who are inspired by the slain man. 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 »

Reclaiming Legal Abortion as a Fundamental Right

| January 4, 2010

How did we get to the point where denial of abortion funding for poor women has apparently become an acceptable tradeoff in the campaign for health insurance reform? Here, the former president of Catholics for Choice traces the history and tells us why justice demands the immediate repeal of the Hyde Amendment. 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 »

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 »