In a recent op-ed for The New York Times, Caitlin Flanagan predictably traces the psychosomatic phenomenon of “hysteria” to the adolescent female condition.
After a slew of new Republicans toted their socially conservative agendas to Washington last November, the House has become the legislative outlet for right-wing opposition to women’s reproductive rights.
The pro-life movement’s assailments on abortion rights have often had far-reaching effects for basic reproductive health services. And in the current Congressional session, we’re witnessing this exact consequence. While these efforts demonstrate a patent disregard for the reproductive health and rights of all women, the provisions being pushed through the House are most detrimental to lower-income women and display a shocking lack of regard for their well-being. (more…)