Not only did the first female presidential nominee of a major political party lose after her victory was taken for granted, but she lost to a man caught on tape boasting about groping women. Now the alarm and ensuing determination that many young American women felt after the door-slam of the 2016 election have become catalysts for a new women’s movement.
The fight to make the Democratic Party a more representative institution was not a fight around advertising but was directly connected to the demands of historically excluded groups to be included, not as window dressing but as central players. This entire history is being denied in the name of upholding some sort of supposedly pure fight for economic justice.
Texas plans to block about $3 million in Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood operations in the state — a move the reproductive healthcare group said could affect nearly 11,000 low-income people.
The Obama administration has issued a final rule designed to block states from withholding federal Title X money for Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics.
If our calamitous past has taught us anything it should be that mere survival is not enough. And assurances that “we will survive” refer to a privileged and limited “we.”
The idea of making donations in Pence’s name arose and spread on social media as a protest after Republican Donald Trump won his bid for the U.S. presidency in a surprise victory last week.
I doubt I’ll ever forgive myself for the mistakes I’ve made, but — like you — now all I can do is fight back against Trump. Here is what I think we need to do next.
Before Trump turned the Republican nominating contest into a battle of boasts and bullying, right-wing extremists had dominated the party. Their platform, not surprisingly, goes even further to the right than what’s even been heard from Trump.
Although right-wing media have denied the severity of anti-choice violence against abortion providers and clinics, a Mother Jones report on the closure of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Appleton, WI, demonstrated the widespread impact such threats are having on access to reproductive health care.
Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes appeared on CNN to discuss Zika’s spread and Sen. Marco Rubio’s opposition to abortions for pregnant women infected with the mosquito-borne virus, which can cause microcephaly.
Fox News did not air several Democratic National Convention speeches from figures promoting issues that run counter to the narrative the network has pushed for years—including racial justice, reproductive rights, gun safety reform, LGBT equality, and respect for Muslim-Americans.
Planned Parenthood is battling on multiple legal fronts across the country, close to a year after the airing of several heavily edited videos that purported to show staff selling fetal tissue. The organization has filed 15 lawsuits challenging states that want to defund or otherwise curtail its activities.
In the first half of this year, 1,022 provisions to curtail abortion rights have been introduced in state legislatures. Of those provisions, 17 have passed at least one legislative chamber and 21 have been enacted across five states.
Hypocrisy, zealotry, and gobbledygook. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.
“Today, we opened our doors in Colorado Springs. We didn’t back down. We didn’t disappear. We returned, stronger and with more conviction than ever.”
David Daleiden’s lawyer says he will reject deal. Daleiden told a news conference outside court that he wants Texas to prosecute Planned Parenthood.
Like other so-called stings by ultraconservative “citizen-journalists,” this operation did not depend on fairness, accuracy or transparency. Of course, that didn’t stop conservative politicians from pouncing on the opportunity to show their support.
As voting approaches and primary rhetoric gets super-hot, it is worth remembering that progressives can differ honestly over whether Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders will represent the nation’s real interests most effectively.
A probe that began as an investigation of alleged wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood found evidence of other crimes instead.
In what can only be described as a bad judgement call, Carly Fiorina turned a group of young schoolchildren into becoming props for a rally against abortion in Des Moines, Iowa.