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Republicans increasingly attacked women’s access to contraception, whether directly in attempts to pass personhood measures, or indirectly by challenging health insurance coverage of prescription birth control. Can you imagine the same vitriol behind the attacks if there was a reversible birth control method for men?
According to the CDC, more women are putting off pregnancy until after the age of 30. There are a lot of factors to explain the trend, but another interesting question to consider is the way our world will change thanks to a coming generation of children birthed and raised by older, more educated and not-always-married mothers.
Despite the fact that it’s considered a human rights abuse, we still shackle women prisoners during labor in this country.
Occasionally Disney will break away from the traditional princess mold–before there was Brave there was Mulan. Wouldn’t it be great if these characters were the norm?
Sexual assault and abuse have unfortunately become synonymous with the military and the most recent sex abuse scandal coming out of the Air Force is doing nothing to shake that association.
They must see something they like in the recent Obamacare decision because Republicans are petitioning for Supreme Court review of the DOMA cases.
In the battle over the state’s only abortion clinic, providers in Mississippi get a reprieve as a judge temporarily blocks new regulations from taking effect July 1.
In Mitt Romney’s world your kids won’t get the education they deserve, they’ll get the education they can afford.
Should we start handing out prescriptions for fruits and vegetables?
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