As this week marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Jessica Arons and Shira Saperstein revisit CAP’s 2006 report, “More than a Choice: A Progressive Vision for Reproductive Health & Rights.”
Jessica Arons and Shira Saperstein explains why ending abortion funding restrictions will improve the lives of all women in the Huffington Post.
Obama and Clinton must speak with one voice on abortion access at the G-8 Summit, write Jessica Arons and Shira Saperstein.
President Obama should push for a broad progressive agenda on women’s rights at the G-8 summit this weekend, write Peter Juul and Shira Saperstein.
Jessica Arons and Shira Saperstein argue that progressive leaders can only win on reproductive rights by defending them.
Social conservatives and progressives should concentrate on what unites us, write Jessica Arons and Shira Saperstein on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Berger and Saperstein on why the HPV vaccine debate holds important lessons for progressives about working with the private sector.
The vast majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal, at least under some circumstances. Yet many politicians who support legal abortion continue to struggle with how to articulate that support in a compelling and meaningful way — regardless of their party affiliation. Rudy Giuliani’s latest troubles in navigating that rocky terrain provide only the [...]
Countries that have agreed to adhere to international human rights guarantees must not shirk their commitment to reproductive rights.
Microbicides could give women power to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS, but we must ensure we get the technology to those who need it most.
Shira Saperstein is a Senior Fellow at American Progress and the deputy director and program director for women’s rights and reproductive health at the Moriah Fund, a private foundation based in Washington, D.C. and operating in the United States and internationally. Moriah gives away $8 million annually in grants to organizations working on women’s rights and [...]
Over the last year, many moderate and progressive politicians have begun to voice a fairly consistent message about abortion. Wanting to distance themselves from the stereotype that the “Pro-Choice” position equals “abortion on demand,” they have put forth a so-called moderate, “compromise” position: maintain Roe v. Wade but work to reduce the number of abortions [...]
Once again it is World AIDS Day, a time to honor the many citizens, activists, scientists, medical professionals, NGOs and others around the world who are fighting against this terrible disease. It is too bad, then, that so many of them must fight with one hand tied behind their backs thanks to the rigid ideology [...]
On June 7, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a critical, life-changing legal victory for women in the United States. In Griswold v. Connecticut, the Court ruled that married women have a constitutional right to privacy that allows them to obtain contraception. Ironically, forty years later, women are still fighting to exercise that right: in [...]
The 32nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision of Roe v. Wade comes at a time of intense debate about abortion, religion, sexuality, and family in American life and politics. For the last several months, the media has been pervaded by often inaccurate stories of the role that abortion and other controversial topics played in [...]