Senator Wendy Davis’ CNN Op-Ed: “Can you hear us now? And, more important, are you listening?”

Davis isn’t done fighting for women’s reproductive health and access. And she’s not giving up on Texas, either.

These 10 Quotes Explain Why Feminists Won’t Miss Rick Perry

“I’m just going to tell you from my own personal life – abstinence works.”

Bureaucratic Attacks in Ohio Threaten Abortion Access, Activists Take Action

Activists are using the hashtag #StandWithOhio on Twitter to bring attention to the issues going on in Ohio surrounding these last minute provisions that were tacked onto the state’s budget. If the recent events in Texas have shown us anything, it’s that, when it comes down to it, an assault on women’s reproductive rights will not be tolerated.

HERvotes Blog Carnival: No Religious Exemption for Birth Control Coverage

by Kim Gandy, Feminist Majority Foundation Despite enormous pressure from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Obama Administration recently decided not to broaden the religious exemption for contraceptive coverage under the Preventive Care package of the Affordable Care Act. This demand for additional exemptions, would have denied millions of American women contraceptive coverage, including… [Continue Reading]

Sad Reality: New President, Same Fight

by Stephanie Drahan, National Women’s Law Center Obama’s take on the proposed regulation to expand religious restrictions was clear – “We need to restore integrity to our public health programs, not create backdoor efforts to weaken them. I am committed to ensuring that the health and reproductive rights of women are protected.” But now, here… [Continue Reading]

Fight Against an Expanded Religious Exemption that Denies Birth Control Coverage

by Dren Asselmeier, Center for Inquiry on Campus I have my own opinions about birth control and whether it should be made available at no cost to women who want to have control over their reproduction, but I think that there is something that we can do to solve this issue that is more decisive… [Continue Reading]

Make the Promise of Preventative Care in the ACA Real for All Women

by The Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health Back in August we were celebrating a win for women’s health – the recognition that contraception is prevention. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) required health insurers (for all new plans after August 1, 2012) to cover a number of women’s preventive health care services,… [Continue Reading]

HERVotes Blog Carnival: Women v. the Bishops

by Kim Gandy, Feminist Majority Foundation Birth control coverage with no co-pays? Without a doubt one of the most popular benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the preventive care provisions for women require nearly every health insurance provider to cover contraception without any cost sharing. Until now. Maybe. Because there’s a full court press from… [Continue Reading]

Why Mississippi’s ‘Personhood’ Measure Is a Threat to Women Everywhere

By Lauren Kalina, Advocates for Youth Intern On November 8, the state of Mississippi will vote on ballot initiative 26, which will attempt to change the Mississippi constitution to define human life as beginning at conception. The actual text of the initiative is as follows: Section 33. Person defined. As used in this Article III… [Continue Reading]