The pervasive oppression of women and girls

The greatest travesty of human life: One out of every three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime. In some parts of the world a girl is more likely to be raped than to learn how to read. Murder is a leading cause of death for pregnant women. The children...

The global war on women

The pervasive oppression of women and girls is humanity’s greatest travesty. Consider these facts: One out of every three women will be a victim of violence in her lifetime. Homicide is a leading cause of death for pregnant women. Women and girls ages 15 to 44 are...

Axiom: When Republicans are elected, women pay the price

This New York Times editorial (When States Punish Women) gets it right: Just since April, six states — Indiana, Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, Oklahoma and Kansas — have enacted laws banning insurance coverage of abortion in the health insurance exchanges created as part...

Epic irony: Mideast moves forward while America moves backward

The contrast between events in the Middle East and the political reality here in America is striking: as the people of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere rise by the millions to protest injustice, and as governments from Jordan to Syria see the writing on the wall,...