Stigmatizing abortion is inherently harmful to women’s health. When abortion is inaccessible either legally, financially or physically, women are more likely to turn to the back alley.
Anti-choicers want to criminalize abortion, but investigating women who have miscarried is taking it too far?
MoveOn.org is taking on the GOP’s efforts to strip women of their basic rights and to eliminate access to reproductive health care.
Rep. Jim McDermott, Democrat from Seattle, WA, shares his frustration with the anti-choice, anti-woman rash of “radical extremism” reflected in a host of House bills and proposals.
During the debate, members of the Committee finally admitted what we knew to be true: H.R. 358 allows states to deny insurance coverage of birth control.
After years of wandering in the desert, trying to figure out why Republicans are and have been so hell-bent on controlling our bodies, it suddenly dawned on me. John Boehner and the House GOP want to be your pimp.
HR 358, the bill which does anything but protect life, is on its way to a full vote in the House of Representatives where legislators can vote on whether a pregnant woman has more of a right to life than a provider has to his or her religious belief.
Congressmen Henry Waxman and Frank Pallone ask Joe Pitts to withdraw H.R. 358 unless he can cite “constitutional authority,” a requirement imposed by the GOP majority in early January, and supposedly applicable to every piece of legislation in the 112th Congress except, apparently, those that strip women of their rights.
Republican supporters of this bill and their witnesses repeatedly asserted in the hearing that abortion is never necessary to save a woman’s life. That is simply not true.
In the days leading to the November mid-term elections, the highly charged issues were government intervention in health care (ObamaCare), the soaring fiscal debt and the lack of jobs. Republicans promised that their first priorities were jobs, jobs and jobs. Next they would tackle health care by introducing a better plan for Americans. In the time that they have been in office, the only decisive action is —- against women.