Not content with their ground game, anti-choice zealots are taking over the skies, too.
“Abortion exceptions” are human rights violations and bad public health policy. Any administration that banned abortion “with exceptions” would force every single woman who needs an abortion to live a nightmare scenario: hope that you qualify and can actually get an abortion, or be denied access altogether. Today, all over the country, many women are already living that nightmare.
Akin’s concerns about fabricated rape claims was evident as early as the nineties when he worried that acknowledging spousal rape might give women a way to “beat up on their husbands.”
I was raped during my freshman year of college. To add to the burden, I got pregnant.
Global health did not come up explicitly in the final presidential debate, which focused on U.S. foreign policy. Both candidates, however, made reference to women’s issues, primarily voicing support for women’s empowerment in the Middle East.
Congressman Joe Walsh says abortions never save women’s lives. He’s wrong. Here’s one story out of many.
So the question has evolved from whether women should have rights to whether men believe the church should be allowed to take them away?
We continue to push President Barack Obama to recognize trafficking for what it is and not get mixed up in the politics of advocates who are not as focused on addressing the climate of fear and coercion endured by so many workers around the world.
Wednesday’s first presidential debate will be focused on “domestic issues.” Will reproductive health questions be a factor, or relegated to the back bench?
Talking Points Memo reported today that Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh, already controversial for his demeaning and offensive comments, and his support for Congressman Todd Akin, attacked law student and women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke.