June 6, 2007

From “Choice” to “Reproductive Justice”: the Sistersong Experience

by Jill Morrison

June 6, 2007

Title IX: Miles to Go Before We Sleep

by Neena Chaudhry Thirty five years after Title IX was passed, women’s participation in college sports still lags far behind men’s, and contrary to what some Title IX opponents would have you believe, men’s overall participation has

June 5, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart: Just How Bad Is It?

Part 3: The Court Weakened a Standard of Abortion Lawby Gretchen Borchelt This entry in the Gonzales v. Carhart series concerns a technical legal point, but it is crucial.  It’s about the standard courts use when

June 1, 2007

The Rise (and Fall) of the Bottom Fifth

by Joan Entmacher In an op-ed this week titled "The Rise of the Bottom Fifth," Ron Haskins points to a finding in a recent study by the Congressional Budget Office—that the lowest-income fifth of households with children

May 31, 2007

A Bill to Help Prevent Unintended Pregnancies AND Save Money

by Steph Sterling We’ve all heard talk about the need to prevent unintended pregnancies.  But for years, Congress has focused on new and creative ways to deny women access to abortions, without getting at the real

May 30, 2007

Illinois parental notification law is ill-advised

by Jill Morrison

May 29, 2007

The Supreme Court Gets It Wrong – Again

by Dina Lassow Once again, the Supreme Court has delivered a blow to women—this time courtesy of an opinion written by Justice Alito that limits women’s ability to challenge pay discrimination against them.  In Ledbetter v. Goodyear

May 24, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart – Just How Bad Is It?

Part 2: The Supreme Court, Now Endorsing Paternalism (cont’d)by Gretchen Borchelt In addition to the two new interests I blogged about yesterday, there is another one that deserves particular attention and discussion.  It contains ideas about women

May 23, 2007

Children Have Their Day, Ideas for Tomorrow

by Helen Blank Yesterday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi convened a historic National Summit on Children. Experts in early learning, health care, child care and family income agreed that there were indeed a range of strategies that can

May 23, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart: Just How Bad Is It?

Part 2: The Supreme Court, Now Endorsing Paternalismby Gretchen Borchelt This is Part 2 of a series on the Supreme Court abortion decision Gonzales v. Carhart.  For Part 1, click here. Another troubling aspect of the

May 22, 2007

Give Them a Chance

by Neena Chaudhry The WNBA began its 11th season this past weekend, which should delight die-hard basketball fans who can now watch the sport virtually all year long.  The league features amazing female athletes such as Deanna

May 21, 2007

New Mexico Supreme Court Stays off of the Slippery Slope: Refuses to Criminalize Drug Use During Pregnancy

by Jill Morrison I’ve run into lots of people who support reproductive freedom, but who are a bit uncomfortable when I tell them about one aspect of the Center’s work: opposing the prosecution of women for