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FDA Approves Morning-After Pill Plan B One-Step For Over The Counter Use

In an enormous victory for women and girls across the nation, the Food and Drug Administration finally approved the Plan B One-Step brand morning-after pill for over-the-counter use. Plan B…

Jessica Wakeman | June 21, 2013 - 11:20 am

The Soapbox: Why Men Need Abortion As Much As Women Do

Liberal guys like me are often kind of squeamish when it comes to talking about abortion. I mean, we support it. We describe ourselves as pro-choice. We share the ridiculous…

Dan Solomon | June 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Women In Nepal Are Exiled During Their Periods

And you thought your period was rough: in the district of Achham, Nepal, women are ostracized each month while they are menstruating. During what is called “chaupadi,” a menstruating woman…

Mary Odell | June 18, 2013 - 9:40 am

El Salvador’s Supreme Court Refuses To Allow Sick Pregnant Woman Beatriz A Lifesaving Abortion

Beatriz, a 22-year-old woman in El Salvador with severe health problems, was refused a lifesaving abortion of a fetus with severe birth defects by the Supreme Court of El Salvador…

Jessica Wakeman | May 30, 2013 - 11:40 am

“No More Abuse” Campaign Launched In Saudi Arabia

Th anti-domestic violence campaign, “No More Abuse,” has been launched in the desert of women’s rights: Saudi Arabia.  Saudi Arabia is not known for it draught of gender parity.  Just…

Sarah Gray | May 2, 2013 - 3:20 pm

John Legend Says Men Should Care About Women’s Rights

“All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights the world will be a better place.”
John Legend totally gets it. We can’t expect real social change…

Julie Gerstein | March 29, 2013 - 11:20 am

Woman Dies After Late-Term Abortion, Anti-Choice Protesters Leak Her Name & Private Medical Info

I’m warning you, it’s hard not to read this story without getting enraged.

Last week, a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher from New York went down to Germantown, Pennsylvania Maryland, to…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Recap: President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

Missed the State Of The Union address last night?  Well, here’s a guide of some major points for those of you who still want to know where we’re at.  The…

Sarah Gray | February 13, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Alabama Seeks More Restrictions On Abortion Clinics

Alabama has advanced an Orwellian-named bill called the “Women’s Health & Safety Act” which seeks to heap more restrictions on abortion providers — for instance, regulating the architectural infrastructure…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2013 - 5:20 pm

14-Year-Old Girls’ Rights Advocate In Pakistan Shot And Injured By Taliban

A 14-year-old girl who fought for education for girls in Pakistan was shot while walking home from school. She has written for the BBC about life under the Taliban…

Jessica Wakeman | October 9, 2012 - 5:45 pm

WTF Chart: Men Overwhelmingly Quoted In Media About Women’s Rights, Abortion & Birth Control

This is a chart made by the media watchdog group 4thEstate.net about the numbers of women and men quoted in the media in print and on TV on women’s issues.

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: In America, We Treat Our Moms Like Second-Class Citizens

Are you a mother? Do you know someone who is? You probably do, and that’s why you should be very concerned about Alabama’s chemical endangerment clause, which aims to protect…

Julie Gerstein | May 1, 2012 - 11:00 am