Pro-Life Advocate: Women’s Rights Should Include ‘Youngest Women Waiting to Be Born’

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, told reporters at a press conference Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., that “abortion-centered feminism is dead” and support for protecting the rights of unborn children – including female babies – is gaining ground. Dannenfelser spoke of Hillary Clinton campaigning in Iowa for […]

Women More Likely to Commit Domestic Violence, Studies Show

Football player Ray Rice’s video-captured February attack on his then-fiancée has once again brought domestic violence into the public’s consciousness. Or has it? Critics would say that while it has placed a spotlight on violence against women, that isn’t at all synonymous with “domestic violence.” Because studies show that most domestic violence may actually be […]

Wendy Davis on Baby She Aborted: ‘I Could Feel Her Little Body Tremble Violently’

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who became a national political sensation by filibustering her state’s tough new restrictions on abortion, discloses in her upcoming memoir that she had an abortion in the 1990s after discovering that the fetus had a severe brain abnormality. In “Forgetting to be Afraid,” Davis also writes about ending an […]

Should Tampons Be Free?

Should women be given free tampons? That’s what columnist Jessica Valenti argues for in her latest article for Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Valenti claims that because women make up half the world’s population and need feminine hygiene products (unlike her headline, the article is not specific to tampons) for a good chunk of their lives, they […]

The Non-Abortion, Non-Gov’t-Funded Alternatives to Planned Parenthood That Many Have Never Heard Of

At the tender age of 16, Courtney found herself trying to cope with her second miscarriage and, shortly after, also recover from a suicide attempt. She didn’t have anyone to turn to after she left Old Dominion Hospital’s mental health facility in Falls Church, Virginia. “I was very emotionally unstable,” she recalls. “It was a […]

Female Prison Inmates Sterilized Illegally, Audit Confirms

The California state auditor today blasted federal and state oversight of sterilization surgeries for female prison inmates, finding numerous illegal surgeries and violations of the state’s informed-consent law. Of the 144 tubal ligations performed on inmates from fiscal years 2005-06 to 2012-13, auditors found, more than a quarter – 39 – were done without lawful consent, according to the report by State Auditor […]