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Women Not on the Priority List: President Obama’s Budget, Congress, and the Struggle for Affordable Abortion Care

It is often said that a budget is a statement of priorities. It shows what matters to people. Women should matter. Access to safe medical care should matter.

It is often said that a budget is a statement of priorities. It shows what matters to people. Women should matter. Access to safe medical care should matter.

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Why I Refuse to Be Taken to a Catholic Hospital—And Why Other Women Should Too

Stethoscope on Bible

If you’re pregnant and wind up in a Catholic hospital, you could find yourself in more trouble after you’ve seen a doctor than before you walked in the door.

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How Did Emergency Contraception Get Excluded From VAWA?

Plan b emergency contraceptive

By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.

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Congress Passes Violence Against Women Act

Both arms of Congress have finally reauthorized a version of VAWA that doesn't purposefully exclude people on the basis of their ethnicity, immigration status, or sexual orientation.

Both arms of Congress have finally reauthorized a version of VAWA that doesn’t purposefully exclude people on the basis of their ethnicity, immigration status, or sexual orientation.

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YWA 2013 Nominee: Angelique Roché

Angelique Roché

When I stumbled into the world of politics and policy after law school I was surprised to see the dearth of women. In particular, there was lack of African American and multiracial women in elected office or even working on the issues that affected women and minorities the most.

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YWA 2013 Nominee: Sarah Burris

Sarah Burris

When I came to the labor movement it wasn’t just because I had an opportunity to try something different. The appeal was in working with a bottom-up union that allowed me the connectivity to the kind of people I knew best.

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House Vote on Violence Against Women Act Comes on Last Day of Teen Violence Prevention Month

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today, the final day of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today, the final day of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. So what’s at stake for youth?

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President Obama: Women Stood for You. Stand With Us and Remove Abortion Restrictions From Your Budget

(Steve Rhodes/Creative Commons license via ANSIRH blog)

We put President Obama into office. Now my generation must hold Obama accountable to his commitments, including urging him to submit a budget to Congress without unfair restrictions on coverage for abortion care. Obama Administration, take note that women will be watching to see if you live up to your commitments to women’s health care.

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Paul Ryan Wants Personhood for “One-Celled Human Embryos”

(Mi Walker/Getty Images)

Well, at least he’s getting nice and specific.

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House Contemplates Defunding Planned Parenthood Since That’s the Only Place Antis Still Have Power

Rep. Marsha Blackburn. (Bildungblog.blogspot.com)

The 113th session is already starting to look a lot like the 112th session.

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