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Interview with Julian Bond

Heidi Williamson talks with Julian Bond, a civil rights leader and icon and current professor at American University, in the second interview in a podcast series discussing the current state of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement.

By Heidi Williamson | Friday, February 22, 2013

The Family and Medical Leave Act Advances Reproductive Justice

Workplace leaveOn the 20th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, we look at how the law has helped the reproductive justice movement advance its cause.

By Liz Chen | Monday, February 4, 2013

The Family and Medical Leave Act Is Synonymous with Family Values

Family and Medical Leave ActFaith groups that were crucial to securing the Family and Medical Leave Act 20 years ago are key to expanding its protections now and in the future.

By Sally Steenland and Eleni Towns | Friday, February 1, 2013

Top 10 Reasons Why the Fight for Reproductive Justice Isn’t Over

Bettina Hager, Jeff FosterThis week marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, but there’s still work to be done to ensure reproductive justice for all women.

By Sophia Kerby and Morriah Kaplan | Friday, January 25, 2013

Bending the Arc Toward Reproductive Justice

Pro-choice rallyAs 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.”

By Jessica Arons and Shira Saperstein | Thursday, January 24, 2013

3 Reasons the Violence Against Women Act Has Been Bipartisan for 18 Years, and Why Congress Should Fast Track It

Nancy PelosiCongress can show the American public that it can come together over important issues such as domestic violence—the House should follow the Senate’s lead this time.

By Erik Stegman | Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Interview with Nancy Northup

Jessica Arons talks with Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in the first interview in a podcast series discussing the current state of the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement.

By Jessica Arons | Tuesday, January 22, 2013

On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Abortion rights rally article icon Issue Brief The Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute at the Center for American Progress marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's historic 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

By the Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute | Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What the International Community Can Do to Support the Protest Against the Delhi Gang Rape

India protestThis week’s horrifying incident is a tangible chance to advocate for stronger policies to protect women from violence, harassment, and discrimination.

By Sabina Dewan | Friday, December 21, 2012

12 Reproductive Justice and Faith Victories of 2012

Nancy PelosiFaith leaders this year have helped win 12 important victories in the fight for reproductive justice for all.

By Eleni Towns | Friday, December 21, 2012

No-Cost Preventive Services Benefits Go into Effect for Many Women on January 1

Most women with employer-based health insurance will gain access to no-cost preventive care in the new year.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Women and Warfare: Denying Combat Recognition Creates ‘Brass Ceiling’

Capt. HellieU.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that women can no longer be shielded from enemy fire, but the military still denies them due recognition for their service.

By Katie Miller and Lindsay Rosenthal | Thursday, December 20, 2012

How Women Changed the Outcome of the Election

Women vote in Oklahoma City article icon Issue Brief With women deciding the presidential election, and with record numbers of women in both the House and the Senate, policies helping women must now be on the front burner.

By Margie Omero and Tara McGuinness | Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Video: Our Voices, Our Agenda

play_alt icon Video CAP asks women from around the country what is on their agenda the next four years.

By Andrew Satter | Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Infographic: Emergency Contraception over the Counter

The age restriction to emergency contraception creates barriers not just for teens but also for adult women. These barriers should be removed so that emergency contraception is available over the counter without a prescription to all.

By Liz Chen and Lindsay Rosenthal | Friday, December 7, 2012