June 12, 2007

SOS: Save Our SCHIP!

by Malinda Ellwood You know, one of the common mantras of any politician is how important “families” are to the fabric of our community, but we need to remember that families include more than just children—families mean

June 11, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart: Just How Bad Is It?

Part 4: The Court Tells Vulnerable Women to Go to Court for the Safest Healthcareby Gretchen Borchelt Like last week’s installment, this week’s focuses on a technical legal point that will have a huge impact on real

June 8, 2007

Veto-Man Threatens Gains for Women and Families

by Joan Entmacher

June 7, 2007

An Anniversary Present to Griswold

by Steph Sterling Today is the 42nd anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the landmark case that held there is a constitutional right to privacy that protects the right of married couples to use contraception.  It looks

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