Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Why the Iranian Government Has 30,000 Spies | Iran Using 'Surgical Censorship' Online | To Circumvent Planned Parenthood, Texas Launches State Women's Health Program | Investigating the Underground Trade of Human Trafficking | The Complex Legal Problem Involving Civil Commitments and Child Pornography
Friday, October 26, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
By Karen Frillmann : Enterprise Editor, WNYC News
This election was supposed to be about the economy, right? But just two weeks before election day, reproductive rights and women's rights remain at the fore of the electoral debate. That was helped along by Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who referred to "binders full of women," during last week's debate.
Friday, October 19, 2012
By Fred Mogul : Reporter, WNYC News
The City Council is starting a new volunteer drive aimed at recruiting people to help escort women to abortion clinics, past protestors.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
By Anna Sale
Leading up to today’s first presidential debate, Colorado voters are getting barraged with campaign advertising. Most of it focuses on numbers – the size of the debt, unemployment figures, and 47 percent. But voters about talking about something else entirely: Abortion.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
By Steffen Schmidt : IAFC Blogger
The Aiken incident raises larger questions about the GOP’s philosophy about women and women’s issues.
Monday, August 20, 2012
By Adam Dawson : It's A Free Country blogger
(Disclaimer: Don’t actually go out and punch Todd Akin in the privates. I’m sure that over the next few months, simply being Todd Akin will be punishment enough.)
Thursday, July 12, 2012
In this broadcast of Maincurrents, three panelists -- all men -- examine recent legislation to "liberalize" existing abortion restrictions, leading to a wide-ranging discussion of the practice, both in the United States and abroad, as well as the historical basis for restrictions.
Monday, June 04, 2012
By Steffen Schmidt : IAFC Blogger
The President should be concerned about recent polling that shows his rival gaining ground among the same groups that elected him in 2008.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
The largest and most influential group of Catholic nuns in the United States has been reprimanded by the Vatican for promoting“radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” Sister Simone Campbell is the executive director of NETWORK, a national catholic social justice lobby cited in the Vatican document for wrongdoing. She describes her shock at Rome's claims and defends her lobby's work.
Friday, March 09, 2012
A fight over abortion in Texas could lead to a shutdown of a major women's health care program. Texas’s federally-funded Women's Health Program serves 130,000 women who don’t meet strict Medicaid eligibility requirements. The program also supports many clinics, including branches of Planned Parenthood. But Republican lawmakers who don’t want Planned Parenthood to get any funding say they will give up 35 million dollars in federal money — effectively shutting down the program. For many low-income Texas women, that would mean the loss of access to the only health care services they have.
Monday, March 05, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
In response to a range of rabid right-wing assaults on women, legislators—often female—are using absurdist legislation with increasing effectiveness.