If we don’t paint abortion in positive terms does the reproductive rights community lose the semantic war on abortion?
Brazilian women have seen important setbacks in regard to access to abortion in recent years. A clear turning point was September 2005, when a law aimed at reforming existing punitive legislation on abortion was presented to the Congress without the required support of the executive branch.
A legacy of the Civil Rights movement is the struggle for rights and access without fear of violence. But those who oppose abortion rights are not fighting for anything; rather they are fighting against women’s freedom.
Because abortion is not openly being discussed right now in regard to Elena Kagan’s nomination, it’s tempting to assume it may never really become an issue. Don’t bet on it.
What would you do to help women this International Women’s Day? Click a button? Watch a video? What if that’s all you had to do to improve women’s lives?
Virginia’s Republican governor Bob McDonnell recently removed sexual orientation as a class protected from employment discrimination and wants to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. Blue Dog Democrats are partly to blame.
An African leader breaks the silence on sex, culture, and human rights, and asserts that Africans together need to foster a generation of young people that is empowered with knowledge, and that values such as honesty, responsibility and service, in order to make safe and responsible choices about their sexuality.
The Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad in which Tim and Pam Tebow and star is certainly not the first time Tebow has worn religion on his sleeve – or in this case, under his eyes. A religion scholar analyzes his own feelings about Tebow’s choice.
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A video news report at youtube.com/unfpaasia shows what is at stake in the debate over a law aiming to strengthen reproductive health services in the Philippines, where over half of all pregnancies are unintended. Congressional leaders say the bill will not be considered in the final two weeks of the current legislative session, which resumed January 18. Rep. Edcel Lagman, lead author, has threatened to block action on other priorities if the bill is not debated.