Working in the global reproductive health arena, I think about the profound grief my own mother experienced having lost a child and then about the millions of women around the world who face this sort of grief as a part of their daily lives because they lack access to reproductive health care. But we can make a change this Mother’s Day.
President Barack Obama’s February 25 health care summit, where he will appear on TV with Republican leaders, is really a delaying tactic.
There is no opportunity to change hearts and minds when social progressives ignore or avoid the toughest issues. And in failing to take these issues on, we also fail to improve access to contraception, medically accurate sex education, pre- and post-natal care, birthing options, child care, paid family leave, and so much more.
The myth of the born-alive fetus has long been a weapon in the pro-life arsenal, one “kept alive” by misleading language, and by efforts to pass laws that further obfuscate and mislead.
The right is making the debate about health care a debate about abortion, looking to expand the Hyde Amendment in the name of common ground.
Reaction to the President’s speech has been mixed; Sexual advances by clergy toward congregants "pervasive," according to a study; Unsafe abortion takes the lives of women and girls in Namibia.
The department of Health and Human Services is running a new TV commercial that tells parents “you don’t have to tell (your children) about ‘the parts’… just tell (them) to wait.”
Since “Save America’s Insurance Companies” is hardly a winning rallying cry, conservative groups are calling on their reliable foe/political friend, abortion.
In an interview with Katie Couric last week, Obama stated that his health care reform might not fund abortion because this wouldn’t fit with the "tradition."
Obama hasn’t asked Sotomayor about her views on a single specific legal issue. Why?