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

May 21, 2007

It’s Never Too Late to Say You’re Sorry — Unless You’re Leslie Southwick

by Amy Matsui

May 18, 2007

Show Me the Money

By Joan Entmacher Bloggers spend a lot of time parsing the statements of politicians, but if one wants to get a true sense of their priorities, the budget is a good place to start. Congress just approved

May 16, 2007

NY gets on board with child care unions

by Meghan Rhoad Child care providers are unionizing, and in a big way. The overwhelmingly female workforce has struggled for years with low wages and few benefits while caring for the nation’s children and enabling others to

May 16, 2007

Gonzales v. Carhart – Just How Bad Is It?

Part 1: The Supreme Court Endangers Women’s Healthby Gretchen Borchelt When Gonzales v. Carhart came out, we decried the decision as a dark day for women’s reproductive rights.  Now that almost a month has passed, we’re still