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.
There is truly no commitment greater than the commitment of becoming a mother.
These common "feminist" issues are not my issues.
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.
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.
President Barack Obama says a revamped birth control policy will both protect religious liberties and protect women's access to contraception.
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.”
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.