Emily Douglas

Emily Douglas is The Nation‘s web editor. She was Associate Editor at Rewire from 2007-2009. She has been involved in feminist and pro-choice activism for many years, and her writing on reproductive rights and other issues has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, and Rewire. She has also worked in direct service legal advocacy at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders in Boston. She graduated from Harvard University in 2004.


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Supreme Court Rules Against Women Workers

Emily Douglas

Women whose pension payments are reduced because they took pregnancy-related leave during their employment when pregnancy discrimination wasn't illegal aren't entitled to full pension benefits now, the Supreme Court ruled today.

Roundup: Justice Souter to Retire

Emily Douglas

Justice Souter to leave Supreme Court; North Carolina sex ed bill advances; thinking about "sexting;"Serve America Act bans abortion counseling and provision; World Bank's AIDS efforts fail to deliver; anti-choicer grades Obama's first 100 days.

Roundup: Sebelius Confirmed as HHS Secretary

Emily Douglas

Sebelius confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services; recession hits teen pregnancy prevention programs; Montana may cut contraceptive coverage from CHIP; Missouri House approves amendment to protect pharmacists who deny medications.

RJ100: Reproductive Justice and Obama’s First 100 Days

Emily Douglas

Are your reproductive rights more secure today than they were 100 days ago? How about the human rights of women around the world? Are we making progress toward universal access to basic sexual and reproductive health services, comprehensive sex education and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment here and abroad? Rewire evaluates whether Obama is making the grade.

Roundup: Indeed, Breast Is Best

Emily Douglas

Indeed, breast is best, Senate Finance Committee to vote on Sebelius nomination; White House unveils domestic HIV/AIDS plan; new NIH guidelines address creation of stem cell lines.

Roundup: How Beneficial Is Breastfeeding?

Emily Douglas

How beneficial is breastfeeding?; Vatican rejects Caroline Kennedy as ambassador; abortion legislation in Kansas after Sebelius; comparing the struggles for marriage equality and reproductive rights.

VIDEO: Jesus and Pope Come to Blows Over Condoms

Emily Douglas

What with Catholic Church hierarchy claiming to be infallible, do you ever wish you could just ask go straight to the top and ask Jesus whether, whatever Pope Benedict XVI may say to the contrary, condoms are a useful HIV prevention measure?

Roundup: TRAP Law On the Move in Indiana

Emily Douglas

TRAP laws on the move in Indiana; Planned Parenthood, Californians protest suspension of contract; abortion restriction goes into effect in Ohio; more on the Advisory Council on Faith-Based Initiatives and the White House's "common ground" conference call.

Tyra Banks, Sex Ed Teacher?

Emily Douglas

There's something appealing about Tyra Banks's non-nonsense approach to Levi Johnston: she'd make a pretty good big sister, if a bad sex ed teacher.

Roundup: Texas Considers “Abstinence-Plus”

Emily Douglas

"Abstinence-plus" under consideration in Texas; North Dakota Senate Committee votes down "egg-as-person;" Population Connection staffer becomes abstinence educator; Obama's nominees face Republican opposition; rank-and-file Catholics share views of non-Catholics; CatholicVote.org looks to viral videos.

Sebelius to Testify Before Senate Committee

Emily Douglas

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama's nominee to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, will address the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions at 10 this morning in her first confirmation hearing.

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