Is either party waging a war on women?

How much do women matter in an election, anyway? A look at voter turnout rate among women, issues that voters care about, especially in swing states.

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30 Issues: War on Women?

Monday, October 22, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. >Today: The role of women as an "interest group" in the election. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Akin Fallout

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Michelle Goldberg, senior contributing writer for Newsweek and The Daily Beast and author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism and The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World, discusses the political fallout from Congressman and Senate candidate Todd Akin's inflammatory comments on rape and abortion.

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That's My Issue: Autonomy over My Body

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

There is truly no commitment greater than the commitment of becoming a mother.

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That's My Issue: the New Feminism

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

These common "feminist" issues are not my issues.

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That's My Issue: Abortion Rights

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I’ve always been pro-choice, but never thought I’d have to make the choice myself. My family would disown me if they knew.

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Senate Tables Blunt Bill on Women’s Healthcare

Thursday, March 01, 2012

After more than a day of intense scuttle over the contraception debate, the Senate defeated a bill that would govern women’s access to birth control and other preventive health care services. Lawmakers voted 51-48 to table the bill. 

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Obama: Birth Control Policy Meets Everyone's Needs

Friday, February 10, 2012

 President Barack Obama says a revamped birth control policy will both protect religious liberties and protect women's access to contraception.

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The Fundraising Push After Komen-Planned Parenthood

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

In a move timed less than a week after the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation reversed its decision to withhold grant money from Planned Parenthood, the petition declares, “Enough is enough. We may have won this latest round, but our opponents aren't going away.”

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Planned Parenthood Weighs In on the Politics of Women's Health Care

Monday, April 25, 2011

We counsel women and young people about questions that, quite frankly, a lot of doctors won't talk to them about...How do we help you plan your family and get the information you need that's not bias, that gives you everything you need to make healthy decision for you and your family? And if we could do more of that in this country and take the politics out of women's health care, we'd have a healthier country, we'd have healthier women and healthier families.

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Gillibrand's Fight: The War on Women

Monday, March 07, 2011

I feel like it's much more of an all out assault on women that is not just about reproductive rights. Apparently they don't believe that women's health care should be funded. Companies and organizations and not for profits like Planned Parenthood, that's their job. They outreach to at-risk women and deliver a full range of health care services to them, including mammograms and pre-cancer screenings and including prenatal care, so when the pregnant women needs help to make sure that the child she bears is healthy, they don't even want to fund that.

N.Y. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrandon The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Budgetary War on Women

Thursday, March 03, 2011

When women feel unable to carry a pregnancy to term, they do seek termination services, even when those services are illegal, difficult to find or dangerous. So not only would we expect a rise in abortions, we might also expect a rise in negative outcomes for women’s health.

Melissa Harris-Perry, columnist at The Nation magazine and associate professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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