Topic: Women's rights

  • Why we're taking action on March 8

    A National Planning Committee member for International Women's Strike USA on March 8 talks about the high hopes for this day of resistance.

  • The lessons of our counterprotests

    Our success in mobilizing against the antis outside Planned Parenthood clinics points to issues we need to address to resist the attack on our rights.

  • Pro-choice voices have to be heard

    Pro-choice protesters in Boston on February 11 showed why we have to continue arguing to confront the anti-abortion bigots.

  • This is about choice--and more

    Reproductive justice means not just the right to abortion, but the right to raise children and be able to meet their basic needs.

  • An abortion rights emergency

    It's time to stop apologizing--we have to say loudly that we support abortion services and we'll take a stand to keep them available.

  • It was right to confront the anti-choice bigots

    All over the country, thousands turned out at Planned Parenthood clinics to show their support for choice--and counter anti-abortion groups.

  • Our answer to anti-choice intimidation

    In my experience as an abortion provider and a clinic defender, a pro-choice presence at the clinics makes all the difference.

  • Why we need protest to stop the anti-choicers

    Anti-abortion fanatics are planning protests at clinics this week, but Planned Parenthood is making a terrible mistake in discouraging counterprotests.

  • How do we push sexism back to the fringe?

    The face of sexual assault and contempt for women is also the face of the next president, but the anti-sexist majority can send Trump a message.

  • We had to organize to keep the clinics open

    Ronald Reagan's presidency in the 1980s emboldened the Religious Right, but a determined movement stood up to the attack on abortion rights.

  • The new anti-choice onslaught under Trump

    An anti-abortion law enacted in Ohio will be the sign of things to come under Donald Trump--unless we build the fight to defend our rights.

  • How did we get the misogynist-in-chief?

    The Trump campaign gave voice to some of the most backward ideas in society--but the truth is there wasn't a voice for our side in November.

  • What will protect sex workers?

    Policies of criminalization not only fail to stop the problems sex workers face, but they do real harm to the most vulnerable people.

  • The Trump of the iceberg of sexual harassment

    As more women come forward about being abused by Donald Trump, the harassment faced by millions of others is coming to the surface.

  • Trumpeting sexism

    Donald Trump's woman-hating rhetoric has real ramifications--but it's not clear that Hillary Clinton gets that beyond how it helps her campaign.

  • Berkeley's system lets women down

    The response of University of California at Berkeley administrators to sexual harassment allegations has been far too slow and weak.

  • Why a Wisconsin women's clinic closed down

    The closure of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Appleton over security fears leaves just three abortion clinics in the whole state.

  • A rape survivor's voice made the world listen

    The victim-blaming of a survivor of sexual assault at Stanford University was appalling, but her courageous words inspired an outpouring of support.

  • They made an example out of Purvi Patel

    An Indiana judge will hear an appeal from a woman convicted under the state's "feticide" law after she suffered a miscarriage.

  • Make abortion safe, legal and funded

    A cyberattack on a website that raises funds for poor women seeking abortions shines a light on the need for public funding.

  • Why voting Democratic hasn't preserved choice

    The whittling away of abortion access and reproductive choice is the result of both a Republican-led offensive and Democratic concessions.

  • The struggle to unite our fights

    Sharon Smith emphasized intersectionality and lessons of solidarity when the author's national speaking tour came to Chicago.

  • Keeping a clinic open in Milwaukee

    Abortion rights supporters succeeded in turning away anti-choice protesters trying to block a Milwaukee clinic on Good Friday.

  • Protecting women from their rights

    In the Supreme Court's latest abortion case, the fight is between those who say they want to protect women and those who actually do.

  • Marching against their "March for Lies"

    Abortion rights supporters turned out in Chicago's bitter cold to counterprotest the anti-choice "March for Life."