In the wake of a GOP-induced controversy over contraceptive rights and health care, the AFL-CIO has stepped forward to defend women's access to contraception, "regardless of where they work."
When it comes to oppression of women it sometimes seems like "the more things change, the more they stay the same."
"Frozen in Time: Gender Pay Gap Unchanged for 10 Years" examines women's wages in 43 countries.
The Republicans have hit the ground running, with an extremist program of anti-labor, anti-immigrant and anti-choice bills.
Foster Friess, the billionaire backer of Rick Santorum's campaign, stunned MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell yesterday.
One would have thought that the Obama administration last week put a solid end to the fight over women's access to birth control.
The reversal came after a firestorm of protests over the cutoff, including charges that it was a cave-in to Republican/right-wing pressure.
The ambiguously worded and short-sighted proposal, if passed, could have had terrible consequences for Mississippi women and their families.
Starting next year, insurers will be required to fully cover, with no copays, contraception and other preventive health services for women.
National Council of Womens' Organizations launched the Respect, Protect, Reject Campaign, and is calling on lawmakers to uphold Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and emphasize women's concerns in the talks.