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Report: Evangelical use of contraception is high, family planning funding reflects ‘needs and desires’ of most women

By | 04.15.11 | 2:11 pm

Though the contentious 2011 budget process is over and Planned Parenthood will continue receiving federal support, the fight against the organization continues, as anti-abortion rights groups are blasting certain senators for voting for the legislation, claiming those votes are votes for abortion.

Yet as a new report by the More…

Anti-abortion rights group targets ‘pro-life’ senators who voted to continue funding Planned Parenthood

By | 04.15.11 | 12:37 pm

Image by Matt MahurinAs it turned out, Planned Parenthood did not lose federal funding for family planning and reproductive services in the federal budget for fiscal year 2011 passed yesterday by Congress — and in retaliation, the Susan B. Anthony List announced Friday that it is launching a campaign to target senators who voted More…

Americans United for Life releases 2011 guide for anti-abortion rights model legislation

By | 03.16.11 | 12:20 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinNational anti-abortion rights law and policy group American United for Life, which credits itself with informing anti-abortion and other health-care related legislation, this month released its Defending Life 2011, a comprehensive guide of model legislation specifically for abortion,

Personhood USA focuses legislative efforts on handful of states

By | 03.02.11 | 4:32 pm

Though Personhood USA has a reach into every state –- and has collected almost 1 million signatures supporting personhood legislation throughout the country — the umbrella organization and its affiliates are currently throwing the most effort at Mississippi, North Dakota, Iowa, Montana and Nebraska.

On Valentine’s Day, Personhood began More…

Arizona moves closer to limiting abortion access while increasing recognition for crisis pregnancy centers

By | 03.01.11 | 4:25 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinUpdated at 5:08 p.m.
In the tide of abortion-related legislation sweeping the nation, among the popular proposals is to mandate counseling services for women seeking an abortion. Many states already do require women do receive counseling before an abortion – 34, according to the Guttmacher Institute, and 24 of these More…

Another Reason Workplace Gender Equity Is Good for America

By | 03.03.10 | 1:24 pm

According to critics of laws forcing employers to pay women wages equal to those of men, government-enforced wage equity is an unfair burden on employers and strictly a product of women choosing to opt out of high-powered career tracks in order to pursue other kinds of work or take care More…

Brown: Not Even 50 Votes for Abortion Amendment

By | 11.17.09 | 10:22 am

With abortion now topic-of-the-moment amid the health reform debate, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) weighed in last night with a prediction certain to please women’s rights groups: Republicans, the Ohio Democrat said, won’t be able to rally even 50 votes — let alone the 60 they’ll need — to More…

Abortion Showdown Looming in Senate

By | 11.16.09 | 1:30 pm

The abortion debate in the Senate is looking more and more like that in the House every day.

Last week, it was liberal Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) predicting that anti-abortion lawmakers in the upper chamber wouldn’t be able to rally the 60 votes needed to pass More…

CLINTON CONFIRMATION: Women’s Rights And Sexual Slavery

By | 01.13.09 | 11:41 am

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) brings up an overlooked point: “No woman or girl should have to grow up and face persecution for having being born female.” Asks if Clinton will commit to legislation “to help fight this immorality.”

Obviously, Clinton has made women’s rights one of her calling cards. “I More…