A new report from the National Women’s Law Center shows that although Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment may have cost him an election, it hasn’t stopped Republicans across the country from trying to legislate legal abortion out of existence.
While public outrage over the NSA leaks continues, the impact of faulty FBI background checks is a lesser known but potentially more harmful threat to American workers.
House budget committee chairman Paul Ryan presided over a hearing called to assess the “war on poverty.” But with a liberal nun on the witness panel, it became a war on religion.
Amid calls for them to drop out of politics, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner—former congressional colleagues who have both been caught behaving badly around women—are standing their respective ground.
Actress Jenny McCarthy got more pushback for her anti-science statements on morning TV than most politicians do for making similarly discredited statements about reproductive health care.
Exploring overt racism, unconscious bias, and the ravages of inequality, Democratic lawmakers sought solutions in the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict.
Every year since 1996, Congress has blocked the District of Columbia from spending its own local tax dollars to fund abortions for low-income women. This year is no different.
How does paying for a health-saving service like birth control for women become such a threat to Church fathers that they’ve made a major campaign out of it?
When legislators want to avoid a fight on a controversial measure, they’ll often bury it the kind of bill where you would least expect to find it. That’s what happened in the U.S. House Wednesday morning.
We know that the women of D.C. deserve better than to have our decisions made for us by anti-choice politicians, and that D.C.’s local government deserves better than to constantly have local policies usurped by a meddling Congress.