Press reports confirm that Dr. Regina Benjamin, Obama's choice for surgeon general shares the "President's views" on choice.
Conscience clauses are becoming an increasingly popular mode of anti-choice legislation. While a bill in Louisiana represents a compromise position, bills pending in other states are more restrictive.
In AT&T vs. Hulteen, the Supreme Court reverted to reasoning from an earlier ruling that discrimination against pregnant women doesn't count as discrimination against women.
An important consideration related to who ultimately fills Souter's seat centers on what issues the Supreme Court would face in the near future.
Justice Souter's retirement will mark the first time a pro-choice president has the opportunity to appoint a justice to the Supreme Court since 1994.
Protests from anti-choice activists continue to stall the nominations of Dawn Johnsen to Office of Legal Counsel and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
After years of being on the defensive, a coalition of pro-choice groups in Illinois worked together to draft a comprehensive pro-active, pro-choice piece of legislation in their state.
At the Men Can Stop Rape conference in DC, a 40% male participant group brainstormed on evolving masculinity, gender relations, re-examining marital rape, and innovations coming from the federal government.
Last week, North Dakota's Senate defeated legislation that would have defined a fertilized egg as a person. Perhaps most surprising was not that the legislation was defeated but how it was defeated.
At her first confirmation hearing, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius went on record in favor of a public insurance option and conscience clauses in principle.
Across the country, in states red and blue, legislatures are taking steps toward mandating comprehensive, medically-accurate sexuality education for students.
The nation's family planning program, Title X, is effective but needs an overhaul, a new Guttmacher study finds. Gains made against unintended pregnancy are stagnating, and funding is flat.
Anti-choice legislators recently introduced bills to define fertilized eggs as people in Maryland and North Dakota -- North Dakota's passed its House on Tuesday. Pro-choice groups gear up for the fight.
Attendees at Friday's anti-choice Personhood Conference were looking for direction -- and may find it in Kristi Burton, pioneer of Colorado's failed personhood amendment.
Where does future Surgeon General Dr. Sanjay Gupta stand on reproductive health? He has spoken out for emergency contraception, but reproductive health issues haven't gotten a starring role on "House Call."
The 111th Congress has an opportunity to pass true common ground legislation that will ensure access to contraception and sexuality education. But will this agenda be derailed by those who push "abortion reduction" instead of reproductive health?
The South Dakota measure to criminalize abortion was defeated by 10 points. The campaign responsible for challenging the ban used messaging much of the national pro-choice movement might not agree with. How does a state in which most voters identify as pro-life defeat an abortion ban?
President-Elect Obama's choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, will be responsible for implementing any health care reform Obama or the new Congress is able to pass. Will women's health be on his agenda?
The attention of the politically obsessed has now turned to speculation about who might be tapped to fill key leadership positions in President-Elect Obama's Cabinet. Will we finally have pro-choice appointees at the Department of Health and Human Services?
There's a lively debate in the pro-choice community over whether or not the Supreme Court is ready to overturn Roe.
Both candidates want to fix our nation's broken health care system. How will women fare under John McCain's plan? Under Barack Obama's?
Is it wise for anti-choicers to bring a direct challenge to Roe to the Supreme Court, as they would if either the South Dakota or Colorado ballot initiative passes? Anti-choice activists are divided on the strategy.
Pay discrimination, paid family and medical leave, and flexible work hours get little attention from pundits. But the candidates running for president have very different positions on these critical economic issues.
John McCain has said he'll nominate "strict constructionist" Supreme Court justices. Sarah Palin opposes abortion even in cases of rape or incest. What's a pro-choice Republican to do?
With all the focus on youth in this election, where are they at the RNC?
Normally foreign policy discussions include wonky discussions about strategic planning and hawkish declarations about protecting America’s freedoms from foreign enemies. But tonight the discussion includes Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois director of veterans affairs.
Kathleen Sebelius, Hillary Clinton, and Deval Patrick all called for comprehensive health care reform at the DNC this morning.
Today Cecile Richards, daughter of former Governor of Texas Ann Richards and president of Planned Parenthood Action, addressed the Democratic National Convention
Today at the DNC, organizations supported women politicians encouraged young women to run for public office.
The narrative about voters who still support Clinton is that they are either bitter or a myth. The answer is somewhere in between.
As Democrats head to Denver for their national convention next week, many pro-choice groups are optimistic about the priorities of the party on reproductive rights.
Voters in Colorado, South Dakota and California will have the opportunity to restrict or protect women's reproductive rights this November. What effect would each of these initiatives have, and who's behind them?
At recent Congressional hearings on sexual assault in the military, the Department of Defense prevented its sexual assault prevention program director from testifying.
Last Thursday, Sen. Clinton, Speaker Pelosi and Lily Ledbetter herself rallied in our nation's capitol for pay equity, federal family leave and more.