August 28, 2015 - 11:33 am
Many Republicans have been attacking, undermining, or radically reinterpreting the 14th Amendment, which guarantees equality under the law. There’s a lot of reasons for this, but the common theme is undermining women’s right to control when and how they give birth.
August 21, 2015 - 2:57 pm
A new drug promising to help women restore lost libido has been approved by the FDA. But is it just a bill of goods? And does the marketing of this actually hurt the cause of women’s sexual freedom?
August 13, 2015 - 11:07 am
It’s the 21st century, but we’re still having this fight: An NYPD police officer gets denied a promotion opportunity because she gave birth on the wrong day. But there’s hope that if we keep fighting, it will get better.
August 4, 2015 - 11:32 am
Huckabee’s recent comments about abortion invoked the image of forcing women to give birth at gunpoint. But while other conservatives won’t actually bring up the idea of violent force, their goal—forced childbirth—is exactly the same.
August 3, 2015 - 11:04 am
Despite all the hand-waving about fetal tissue, the multi-week attack on Planned Parenthood is really just about stoking conservative resentment and trying to keep young and low-income women from accessing reproductive health care.
July 22, 2015 - 4:26 pm
True Detective‘s second season has rolled out a character who thinks she’s infertile because of abortions in her youth. Sadly, this is just part of a larger pattern of this supposedly mainstream show regurgitating ugly right-wing myths about women.
July 15, 2015 - 11:14 am
Hobby Lobby supporters claim that they aren’t out to take away contraception, just to keep religious employers from paying for it. Now that the Obama administration has made that possible, however, they are still throwing fits.
July 2, 2015 - 11:05 am
The anti-choice argument for Texas’ omnibus law—that its regulations make the procedure safer—is an empirically false claim. Yet media outlets like NPR shy away from providing this basic fact when reporting on the court battles over this law.
June 26, 2015 - 4:35 pm
For years, medication abortion ranked far behind surgical abortion in popularity. But now that may be changing, as women increasingly see the pill—legal or not—as a way to get around draconian abortion restrictions.
June 17, 2015 - 12:11 pm
A New York Times op-ed raises the question of how liberal an abortion law is if it requires women to justify their abortions. Most abortion restrictions in the United States and Europe are based on the idea that some women are more deserving than others.