Texas Maternal Mortality Rate Skyrockets While State Government Fails to Help

A disturbing statistic has become a major talking point in Texas political campaigns this election cycle. From state house races to the fight for Ted Cruz’s senate seat, candidates are making maternal mortality a component of every healthcare discussion, and it’s a conversation that’s seriously needed. Between 2010 and 2012, Texas’s maternal mortality rate nearly… [Continue Reading]

Republican Repeal Bill Robs Women, Children, and Older Adults of Basic Healthcare

Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority House Republicans’ newly released Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal bill to “Make America Sick Again” would force tens of millions of people off of health insurance, robbing women, children, and older adults of basic healthcare. This dangerous bill charts a path to end Medicaid expansion—which has provided coverage… [Continue Reading]

Ted Cruz Praises Endorsement from Troy Newman of Operation Rescue

Senator Ted Cruz expressed elation over last week’s endorsement for his Presidential candidacy by extremist Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue.

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.

DNC2012: Women’s Rights Take Center Stage at the DNC

Women’s rights took center stage at the main event on the DNC stage this year. Democrats did not shy away from emphasizing the stark contrast between the future women would face under Mitt Romney and the Republican party and the future we would face under Barack Obama and the Democratic party. We’ll add more in… [Continue Reading]