My Morning Walk Past Planned Parenthood

Every day on my walk to and from work, I pass by Planned Parenthood.  Most days, it is a very quiet street.  Every so often, though, there is a mass of people gathered across from Planned Parenthood. Most of them kneel. Some of them are nuns, others are dressed pretty similarly to me.  Most of them…

Texas’ Health Care War Against Planned Parenthood

On Monday October 19th, Texas’s Health and and Human Services Commission announced that it would end its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood, in response to the undercover videos released by an anti-abortion group several months ago. In a letter to the reproductive health care provider, the state accused the group of violating terms in the Medicaid…

Hillary Clinton: The Feminist President We Need?

The October 15th Democratic debate raised the bar considerably. There was no name calling, no bickering and even some show of support between the candidates. This was also the most watched Democratic debate in history, with 15.3 million viewers, as well as almost a million people watching CNN’s livestream. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders dominated the debate—quite…

Ignoring Facts and Telling Stories: On Carly Fiorina And The Viral Planned Parenthood Videos

Carly Fiorina’s appearance on Meet The Press has brought forth yet another backlash against funding for Planned Parenthood. “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd recalled the story she told during the second Republican presidential debate earlier this month in which she described a scene in one of the “undercover” Planned Parenthood videos. She explained that it involved a a…

How Yoga Benefits Women’s Health

According to the National Health Interview Survey from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, 21 million U.S. adults and 1.7 million children used yoga to improve their health. People of all shapes, sizes, genders and ages practice yoga for its mental, physical and spiritual benefits, and this meditative practice rooted in Indian traditions…