Voters Want Abortion-Neutral Health Care Reform

A few months ago, I warned that some folks were attempting to misuse healthcare reform to restrict access to abortion. They have come a long way since then, endangering the vital struggle for healthcare — indeed, torpedoing reform is a key goal for many involved in this effort....more

Abortion Should Not Imperil Health Care Reform

By Melissa Reed   The House vote to establish near-universal health-care coverage came at a steep cost to women. That cost, issued as an amendment by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), eliminates abortion coverage by private insurance companies even when women are paying for all or most of the premium.  ...more

A Tale of Two Cities

(This article was originally distributed by American Forum, a nonprofit op-ed syndication service.)By Rev. Dr. Holly Beaumont...more

Preventing Breast Cancer Through Health Care Reform!

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Ensure Maternal Health in Reform Package

(This article was originally distributed by American Forum, a nonprofit op-ed syndication service.)By Cathy RaphaelAs a midwife in Pittsburgh’s Jewish community during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, my great-great-grandmother Hannah Sandusky brought many healthy children into the world despite the high maternal and infant mortality rates of the time....more

On Women's Equality Day ... Are We There Yet?

By Linda MericEach year, on August 26, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day to pay tribute to those brave suffragists, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul and Ida B. Wells Barnett, who led the struggle for American women to win the most critical tool of democracy -- the right to vote. ...more

Marriage Equality: Not Just for Today's Adults

By Mary Barber, MD, and Serena Yuan Volpp, MD The other day, our friend Sheila and her daughter Maya were talking about growing up. Sheila told her daughter, "Honey, when you grow up, I promise you'll find a nice boy to marry who will love you." Maya, who is eight years old, replied, "But Mom, I could marry a girl." Sheila stood corrected. They live in Massachusetts. ...more

How Essential is Your Community Health Care Provider?

By Melissa Reed How reproductive health care is dealt with in national health care reform is no small matter; and who provides this care is still to be determined. ...more