Family Policy Institute of Washington Misrepresents Facts in a Child Rape Case

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 10:57 am

Family Policy Institute of Washington is so eager to get a parental notification law passed in Washington state that its executive director, Joseph Backholm, is apparently willing to misrepresent court-documented facts. Parental notification laws require that minors notify and/or get consent from one or both parents before getting an abortion.  Washington is one of only [...]

Roe at 40

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 10:58 am

The 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade provides the pro-choice community a chance to reflect on our victories and defeats over the last four decades. It is clear that the individuals and organizations opposed to legal abortion are quickly adapting new strategies and tactics to advance their agenda. While anti-choice organizations have had some success [...]

Nicholas Kristof: How Romney Would Treat Women

By: Sunday November 4, 2012 11:31 am

Mitt Romney’s attack on women isn’t just a “women’s issue”. Nicholas Kristof explains: IN this year’s campaign furor over a supposed “war on women,” involving birth control and abortion, the assumption is that the audience worrying about these issues is just women. Give us a little credit. We men aren’t mercenaries caring only for Y [...]

The President goes on Leno and says: ‘Rape is rape. It is a crime.’

By: Thursday October 25, 2012 7:03 am

A simple statement. And it’s tragic that in a presidential race in 2012 any candidate has to state the obvious. But the right of a woman to make medical decisions of the most personal and private nature is on the table because of the insistent qualifications of rape by the GOP led by Mitt Romney.. [...]

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