How Long We Did Wait

The complex circumstances of the suffrage fight are difficult to disentangle and judge fairly; Ellen Carol DuBois, an academic trailblazer in women’s history, brings vast knowledge and insight to the task in “Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote.”

The Long History of the War on Contraception

For those surprised about the recent fervor over Obama’s contraception coverage decision, a look at its deep roots. Republicans for Planned Parenthood last week issued a call for nominations for the 2012 Barry Goldwater award, an annual prize awarded to a Republican legislator who has acted to protect women’s health and rights. Past recipients include […]

The Real Story of Margaret Sanger

Birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger is back in the news this week thanks to GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, who claimed on national television that Planned Parenthood, the visionary global movement she founded nearly a century ago, is really about one thing only: “preventing black babies from being born.” Cain’s outrageous and false accusation is […]