women's rights


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And advocates say that should be the end of the story. Read more

Law and Justice


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Their appeals to state lawmakers were based on inaccurate medical claims and questionable constitutional arguments, opening a new front in the war on abortion rights. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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A new House bill supports a localized, women-led approach to address rampant gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies. Read more

America and the World

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Virginia plans to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment next year, kicking off a battle over its fate. Read more

, Law and Justice


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A new poll shows fewer than a quarter of voters in any state favor the outright abortion bans some Republicans are now trying to enact. Read more

Law and Justice


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Ousting Dr. Leana Wen as president brings the organization's focus back to where it should be: abortion rights.  Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Beware of zealots pushing their own views posing as friendly strategic advisers. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of the administration’s domestic gag rule, making it harder to receive and consult on reproductive health. Read more

Law and Justice


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A Sludge investigation has uncovered the sources of millions of dollars behind advocacy efforts to pass a slew of state abortion bans this year. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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As the far right makes ever crazier demands, the mainstream press tries to be even-handed—and plays right into the hands of the Trumpies. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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In a surprise decision, the state supreme court upholds a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy. Read more

Health and Social Policy

Female trucker activists are fighting back against pervasive sexual harassment at one firm by going after the Fortune 500 clients they ship packages for. Read more

Working in America


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Due to the Hyde Amendment, federal funds can’t be used to pay for an abortion except in cases of rape or incest. But some states, like Iowa, won’t even do that. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, and several other states are trying to create insurmountable obstacles for women seeking abortions. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Advocates at the state level are fighting for stronger confidentiality programs for survivors of domestic abuse. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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Health and Social Policy

In much of the country, access to abortion has already been blocked by state governments, especially for women in poverty. And if Roe goes, access will be scarcer still.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Catharsis is good, but effectiveness matters more.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The organization’s advocacy arm offers thousands of newly politically energized volunteers the resources and training to become seasoned activists. What does that mean for the abortion-rights movement—and the left? Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Low-wage women workers are the most vulnerable to harassment and abuse. Herewith, some policies to better protect them. Read more

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