Susan G. Komen’s Act of Cowardice

By Amanda Marcotte  – Slate.com  |  Posted Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at 6:24 PM ET In a shocking move Tuesday afternoon, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the country’s most famous breast cancer charity, pulled its grants for breast-cancer screenings from Planned Parenthood. Komen… Continue Reading

MU Student Jamie Crockett is Finalist in Women’s Media Center Video Contest

CONGRATULATIONS TO JAMIE CROCKETT, STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI’S SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM FOR BECOMING A FINALIST.  WE LOVE HER VIDEO…YOU WILL TOO!  WATCH IT HERE. On November 16, 2011, the Women’s Media Center invited girls ages 14-22, to create a… Continue Reading

Rep. Newman Files Reproductive Rights Resolution as Collective Effort in 15 States

Calls on Missouri General Assembly to Stop Assault on Women’s Rights Jefferson City – State Representative Stacey Newman (D-St. Louis) announced today that she has filed a resolution in the Missouri House to designate the week of January 22-29, 2012… Continue Reading

39 years of Roe v. Wade: Here’s to many more

I wrote this post as part of NARAL Pro-Choice America’s 2012 “Blog for Choice Day” – click the link for more entries. On Friday I attended the St. Louis Freedom of Choice Council‘s celebration of the 39th anniversary of Roe… Continue Reading

Obama Administration Guarantees Near-Universal Contraceptive Coverage

Fantastic news today: the Obama Administration has ensured that most all employers will have to offer insurance plans that cover birth control! Per the news release from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services: “the final rule on preventive health services… Continue Reading