October 14, 2013 - 7:52 am
States are banning private citizens from using their own money to buy insurance from private insurers if a plan covers abortion. It’s part of a larger strategy by anti-Obamacare forces to insert abortion into the debate as often as possible with the goal of stigmatizing health-care reform and killing the Affordable Care Act.
October 8, 2013 - 1:30 pm
With the Affordable Care Act, the United States has a good chance of drastically lowering its unintended pregnancy rates. Unfortunately, political posturing from Republicans is stalling the implementation of a key part of the law necessary to achieve that result.
September 30, 2013 - 7:42 am
The ugly reality is that this entire battle over the contraception mandate is about something bigger. It’s about private businesses and corporations creating a legal loophole that allows them to opt out of an array of worker protections and other regulations, all by citing “religious freedom” as a reason.
September 23, 2013 - 9:48 am
It’s not an illusion: Conservatives have started to exhibit hostility toward the concept of health itself, implying that being healthy is scary and somehow anti-freedom. This shouldn’t be a surprise, however, as anti-choicers have been saying similar things for decades now.
September 16, 2013 - 10:00 am
Why do anti-choicers rely so heavily on bad, offensive analogies that compare reproductive rights to slavery, the Holocaust, and drug addiction? In no small part, it’s because without these inaccurate and offensive analogies, their actual arguments are exposed as weak and petty.
September 9, 2013 - 9:31 am
There’s no reason to reject the Medicaid expansion except pure hatred for lower-income Americans. It doesn’t save money; to the contrary, it costs taxpayers more not to expand Medicaid.
September 3, 2013 - 9:25 am
The underlying problem of the anti-choice movement is that all their arguments go back to the fundamental belief that what strangers do with their own bodies is somehow their business. No matter how hard they try to deny it, this underlying assumption is easy enough to see across a variety of issues.
August 26, 2013 - 9:22 am
A new website purporting to “expose” the Girl Scouts’ supposedly secret abortion agenda accidentally exposes something else: The way the anti-choice movement uses abortion as a cover story to oppose women’s rights and even girls’ education.
August 19, 2013 - 10:46 am
Blaming clinics for their own harassment, making violent insinuations, giving a convicted terrorist a leadership position, railroading good doctors out of business, and claiming that 10-year-old rape victims are better off being forced to give birth: Welcome to the anti-choice movement of 2013.
August 12, 2013 - 9:43 am
While it is true that Republicans are attacking abortion rights at every turn, rhetorically, “abortion” is a dog whistle word to stir up conservative anxieties about sexual freedom.