The president and his staff have been reluctant to take on reproductive rights in health reform. But that has not prevented anti-choicers from using the issue to activate their base against reform.
A new study assessing the withdrawal method finds it is nearly as effective as condoms. Should we teach it to teenagers?
Pro-life Democrats have recently scored high profile electoral victories in the Rust Belt and Deep South. But the Republican Party continues to reject even tepid supporters of reproductive rights.
Reassuring Southern voters about core social issues like abortion was likely the only way Democrats could have won recent special elections in Mississippi and Louisiana. So how can reproductive health advocates get newly-elected anti-choice Dems to work with us?
Anti-choicers are circumventing the legislative and judicial systems by placing abortion bans right on the ballot.
Just thirty-five Senators in office are strongly pro-choice. But this November, when a third of the Senate seats will be up for grabs, voters have a chance to increase that score.
Faith leaders working on the ground have accepted that contraception saves lives. Isn't it time for a brave American politician to ask the Pope why he won't do the same?
U.S. servicewomen today are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. Sexual violence against female contractors, soldiers and Iraqi girls and women continues to raise the question: what will we do to stop it?
Obama’s opposition to the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act” serves as the basis of anti-choice rhetoric against his candidacy. The BAIPA isn't really about protecting infants; it is anti-abortion rights legislation crafted by the hard right.
John Hagee's endorsement of Sen. John McCain was calculated to provide McCain with instant credibility among evangelical Christian voters. Instead, the Hagee endorsement has exposed a key fracture within the Republican coalition: tensions between right-wing Catholics and right-wing evangelical Protestants.
By including questions about abortion on Republican exit polls, but not Democratic ones, pollsters guarantee the media pays attention to how conservative, anti-choice voters feel about the issue, while overlooking the majority of Americans' support for broad access to abortion and contraception.
Dana Goldstein responds to a commenter who chided her for caring about the distinctions between the presidential candidates on reproductive health. Is our enemy politicization?