Five women have now accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual abuse. Yet just 32% of Americans say they believe her. Why is the collective voice of five women less important than the impotent denials of one man? Why We Still Don’t Believe Women About Sexual Assault In 2014, Bill Cosby’s first accuser came forward. Cosby had…
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Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions Harm Women
Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions Harm Women Republicans have long promised to “repeal and replace” the law that made coverage for pre-existing medical conditions mandatory. Prior to the Affordable Care Act, people with medical issues dubbed pre-existing conditions were denied health care, even if they had paid for insurance for years. An $8 billion last-minute fix attempts…
How the Republican Replacement for the Affordable Care Act Will Affect Women’s Health
Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has been a rallying cry of the GOP for eight years. Now that they’re finally getting their chance, Republican leaders are struggling to find a politically acceptable replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare greatly expanded women’s access to healthcare, so Republican attempts at repeal pose a direct threat…
Indiana Bill Promotes Misleading, Potentially Harmful ‘Abortion Reversal’
An Indiana House committee has narrowly approved legislation of an Indiana Bill that Promotes Misleading, Potentially Harmful ‘Abortion Reversal’ — requiring providers to tell women about so-called “abortion reversal.” Women seeking to reverse a chemical abortion may seek injections of progesterone, a hormone that supports a number of chemical changes during the first trimester of…
Trump Reinstates Global Gag Rule Increasing Abortion Rates
President Trump, apparently unmoved by millions of women protesting for reproductive rights, reinstated the global gag rule. The so-called Mexico City Policy bans organizations that receive US funding from discussing abortion. Research suggests the policy increases the abortion rate. This makes it just one in a series of ineffective and harmful Trump policies. Learn more…
New Anti-Choice Attacks in Trump’s America
Republicans are already attacking abortion rights, and Donald Trump hasn’t even taken office. Doomsday scenarios serve no one. But to fight back against Donald Trump, it’s important to know what’s at stake. Here’s what you need to know about new state-level anti-choice measures.
How the Trump Election is Undermining Mental Health
Donald Trump’s election send progressives across the country into a state of shock. A Trump presidency is more than just a devastating loss. It puts lives in danger. Research shows that his win is already undermining the national mental health. And because Trump and his ilk care little for public health, they’ll likely gut mental…
Women Are Getting IUDs to Prepare for a Trump Presidency
Intrauterine devices (IUD) are highly reliable. Under a Trump administration, reproductive rights might not be. Women are increasingly turning to IUDs as their only potential option to control their bodies and fertility under a Trump-led nation. Read about this new trend on the DailyKos.
The Sexist Double Standard Applied to Hillary Clinton
Even her supporters have long labeled Hillary Clinton cold, calculating, and dishonest. This double standard is the product of old-fashioned sexism–the same sexism that propelled Donald Trump to the presidency. Read more about why Clinton is a victim of sexism here.
The Worst Things VP Nominee Mike Pence Has Said About Women
The Worst Things VP Nominee Mike Pence Has Said About Women Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is so anti-choice that he inadvertently sparked the nationwide movement “Periods for Pence”. But his positions on abortion are just the beginning of his terrible record on women’s rights. Pence has made it clear that he thinks…