Tag Archive | "reproductive rights"

Roe v. Wade in Black and White

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Forty years doesn’t seem like all that long ago — especially for someone like me who is over 40! But on the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade  Supreme Court decision that guaranteed that women’s access to …

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Crow After Roe: What You Should Really Know on Roe v. Wade’s 40th Anniversary

Monday, January 21, 2013

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Robin Marty and Jessica Pieklo, two of my compatriots at our group project The Broad Side, have been working long and hard on their book about what has happened to women’s reproductive rights since the Supreme Court decision …

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Republicans! Get in My Vagina!

Monday, May 7, 2012

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You know, I thought Funny or Die was a comedy site, but it turns out they are going to a major political player this election year. Ashley Judd taking on Rick Santorum. Bringing President Bartlet back to us. And …

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Explaining Political Birds and Bees to a 12-Year-Old

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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PunditGirl: Mom, why don’t you and dad like Rick Santorum? Me: Well, remember a couple of years ago, when we talked about how babies get made? PunditGirl: Yeah …. Me: And remember how you got …

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PunditMom Must-Reads of the Week

Sunday, March 4, 2012

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It’s hard not to get caught up in the whirlwind of the election cycle and the impending Super Tuesday contests.  But when I need a little break, I go looking for something to read that will get me centered …

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No Birth Control for You?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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I feel like I’m living in the time of Hester Prynne and her Scarlet Letter in light of the ongoing and escalating attacks on women’s health, especially when it comes to anything concerning our ‘lady parts.’  Some women on the …

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Rick Santorum Doesn’t Want to be President

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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  Rick Santorum has found his footing as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.  He’s gaining attention by the day, which is borne out by recent polls that put him in a double-digit lead over Mitt Romney, the …

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Dear Congress, We’re Not Stupid

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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  White guy, white guy, white guy, white guy with a yamulke, black guy. I don’t have an image I can show, but that’s how I would describe the witnesses invited to Capitol Hill by Republican Congressman Darrell Issa (also …

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Birth Control Fight Isn’t About Freedom of Religion

Friday, February 10, 2012

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Vocal Catholic bishops and members of the religious right community want America to think that President Obama has launched an all out assault on religion with the announcement that employer-provided health insurance policies have to cover birth control without a …

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Plan B & HPV Vaccines: Do Either of These Belong in a Presidential Race?

Friday, December 16, 2011

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In presidential campaigns, we expect to hear the candidates weigh in and spar on issues like the economy, taxes, military spending — those issues that impact all of us and which the federal government has some role in dealing with.  …

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President Obama: Populist for a Day?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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Most political observers agree that President Obama has gotten his populist mojo back, at least in front of the camera, just in time for the 2012 campaign.  Recent appearances have proven that the 2008 campaign Obama is out in full …

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Mississippi “Personhood” Amendment Isn’t About Saving Babies

Monday, November 7, 2011

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How would you feel if your doctor declared, “No more birth control for you!”  Or what if your life was at risk because you had an ectopic pregnancy and doctors wouldn’t operate on you for fear of being charged with …

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