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Will Progressive Groups Help Feminists Stop Stupak?

| November 13, 2009

After the shocking setback in the House for abortion rights, women’s rights groups turned their attention to the Senate, which could begin debate on health care reform next week. More »

The Democrats’ Dilemma: Their Own Trojan Horse Kicks Free

| November 12, 2009

Democratic leaders have said that the turn-around on abortion contained in the House health-reform bill will not appear in the final version. The author, a Women’s Media Center board member and former president ofPlanned Parenthood Federation of America, explains here why voters who value women’s health cannot sit back and accept such assurances. More »

Taking the Fall for Health Care Reform?

| November 9, 2009

The price for health care reform in the House is women’s right to choose—and, adding insult to injury, the deal was negotiated by the first woman to serve as House speaker. More »

In Defense of the French Health System: Having a Baby in Paris

| September 29, 2009

As the U.S. Senate struggles to produce health-care reform legislation that can win the votes of 60 members, cost issues rise to the forefront of the debate. Poet Carolyn Forché’s experience suggests that universal access to health care is not only the right thing to do morally but financially as well. More »

Media Blind to GOP Hypocrisy in Health Care Debate

| August 26, 2009

On this Women’s Equality Day, the author suggests that the Republicans should not have a free ride as they deny women reproductive care while sanctifying the doctor-patient relationship and decrying government involvement in the health care system. More »

“Supa”: A Report from Kenya

“Supa”: A Report from Kenya

| June 22, 2009

The author, a medical doctor and writer, learned in an African village the truth behind the alarming worldwide maternal health statistics—when she was asked to treat a patient whose only resource was her mother, frantically urging her to “push.” More »

Scarborough Country: Where Anti-Choice Extremism Is Swept Under the Rug

| June 4, 2009

The murder of Dr. George Tiller has been the top news story of the week. But as some have noted, the tragedy has gotten scant notice from one MSNBC personality. The author sees the omission as part of a broader sexist pattern. More »

On Dr. Tiller’s Death

| June 3, 2009

When right-wing commentators and talk-show guests characterize such good and compassionate men as criminals and worse, can we be surprised at the outcome? The author argues that, to honor George Tiller, we must insist on a public debate that reflects reality and the rule of law. More »

WMC Daily News Brief: Twitter, Same-Sex Marriage, Palestinian Refugees in Syria

| April 3, 2009

Obama Comes Through, Reversing Bush Era Repro-rights Restrictions

Obama Comes Through, Reversing Bush Era Repro-rights Restrictions

| March 11, 2009

Monies to expand family planning services for poor women that were cut from the stimulus package are restored in President Obama’s proposed budget, and the administration rescinds a last-minute Bush Administration rule that would have severely weakened women’s access to reproductive health services. More »