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A Pregnant Teen’s Graduation Drama Reveals an Uncomfortable Divide Between Pro-Lifers and Social Conservatives

Maddi Runkles is an 18-year-old senior at Heritage Academy, a small, conservative Christian school in Hagerstown, Maryland. She is also pregnant, and has admitted to breaking the pledge that all Heritage students sign, vowing to “[protect]...Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos All Smiles as She Endorses States’ Rights to Discriminate Against Children

Betsy DeVos is loving life right now. In a Wednesday hearing with the House Appropriations subcommittee, the Secretary of Education gleefully defended her school-choice philosophy from Rep. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, who asked DeVos whether charter schools that refuse to admit students of certain demographics would still get federal funding.

Ivanka and Melania Were Beautiful and Silent in Saudi Arabia—Shining Examples of Empowerment!

The whole world was watching as Melania and Ivanka Trump joined the most important man in their lives and ours in Saudi Arabia this week. The U.S. president thinks a woman’s place is either on the beauty-pageant catwalk or behind a stroller containing his heir. Show More Summary

Bresha Meadows Enters a Plea Deal, Will Spend Two More Months in Detention

Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old Ohio girl charged with aggravated murder for killing her allegedly abusive father, entered a plea deal on Monday after nearly 10 months in juvenile detention. In return for a plea of “true,” the juvenile...Show More Summary

All Billy Bush Really Learned From the Access Hollywood Fiasco Is That He Wants to Be Back on TV

For seven-and-a-half long months, Billy Bush has been lying in wait. It was a period of great soul-searching: He fire-walked with Tony Robbins; he went on a retreat; he took up meditation. And only now, as a “better, fuller man,” is he ready to declare what he has learned: that he would like to be on television again, please.

Trump’s Budget Takes an Amateurish, Inadequate, Insulting Stab at Paid Parental Leave

Donald Trump’s federal budget proposes significant cuts to nearly every federal agency and program that doesn’t involve weapons or border walls. But one of the few big-ticket spending proposals in the document is paid family leave, an issue Ivanka Trump has claimed as her own.

The Bombing at a Manchester Ariana Grande Show Was an Attack on Girls and Women

British authorities have identified a suspect in what appears to have been a suicide bombing and an act of terrorism outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on May 22. Details are still emerging, but as of late Monday night, authorities had confirmed 19 people dead and more than 50 injured.

We Don’t Know a Lot About Melania, but We Do Know She Loves Belts

Notoriously private first lady Melania Trump doesn’t give us a lot to go on. In the absence of numerous words and actions to interpret, the media is left to obsess over tiny public moments, like the time on Monday when Melania seemed to slap her husband Donald Trump’s hand away from hers on a tarmac in Israel. Show More Summary

Iowa “Defunds” Planned Parenthood, Causing Four Clinics Serving Thousands of Patients to Close

The Republican Party’s offensive on reproductive health struck a major win in Iowa on Thursday, when Planned Parenthood announced that it would close four of its 12 health centers in the state. The closures are the upshot of a recent appropriations bill the GOP-led state legislature and Republican Gov. Show More Summary

Without Planned Parenthood, Women Who Need Affordable Contraception Would Be Lost

One of the most-repeated arguments the GOP brandishes in its efforts to crush Planned Parenthood is that if affiliated clinics close or stop offering certain services, women can simply seek the same care elsewhere. Whatever federal money...Show More Summary

Roger Ailes Will Be Remembered As a Pitiful Abuser, But His Legacy Lives On in Trump

When news broke this morning that Fox News founder Roger Ailes had died, his critics cast about for the appropriate emotion. “Whatever your thoughts about him, Roger Ailes deserves credit for dying,” journalist Virginia Heffernan tweeted. Show More Summary

The Skimm Is the Ivanka Trump of Newsletters

For many concerned citizens of the world, the scariest part of Donald Trump’s election wasn’t that a lying, authoritarian know-nothing was about to become president. It was the fact that around 63 million voters wanted him to.

Major Employers Like Starbucks Shaft Low-Wage Workers When It Comes to Paid Parental Leave

Only 13 percent of nongovernmental employees in America get any kind of paid parental leave, and they’re far more likely to have the benefit if they work at a major corporation. But even the nation’s largest employers, many of whichShow More Summary

For the First Time Ever, Thirty-Something Women Are Having More Babies Than Their Twenty-Something Counterparts

For decades, American women have gradually pushed back the age at which they choose to become parents. Now, for the first time, women in their 30s are having more children than those in their 20s, according to preliminary 2016 data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday.

Trump to Pope: Take Newt Gingrich's Third Wife, Please

Callista Gingrich will be named the next American ambassador to the Vatican, according to multiple reports. The previous three Vatican ambassadors have been a former president of Catholic Relief Services, an academic specializing in systematic theology, and a professor at Harvard Law School. Show More Summary

Why Doesn’t Apple’s State-of-the-Art New Campus Include a Day Care?

From the looks of the spaceship-like monolith that now stands in Cupertino, California, Apple spared no expense in creating its new headquarters. The project required a team of 250 architects, eight years, and $5 billion to build. But...Show More Summary

“Lifestyle Feminism” Gets a Bad Rap, But It’s a Great Gateway to Activism

“Lifestyle feminism” has been getting a lot of flack lately. First it was the chorus of voices insisting that all those pink pussy hats took attention away from the important political issues of the Women's March on Washington. ThenShow More Summary

Texas Admits It Sold Women Out by Refusing Federal Medicaid Money Over Planned Parenthood

Depending on how you look at it, Texas’ latest move in its fight against Planned Parenthood is either refreshingly honest or disturbingly cruel. Four years ago, Texas refused $35 million in federal Medicaid dollars for the privilege of excluding Planned Parenthood from a family-planning health program that serves low-income patients. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Holds $8.8 Billion In Global Health Aid Hostage, Calls It “Protecting Life”

The Trump administration launched an unprecedented assault on global health on Monday, when State Department officials announced the details of the president’s expanded version of the so-called “global gag rule.” Other Republican presidents have previously instated the rule, also called the Mexico City Policy, which blocks U.S. Show More Summary

“Baby on Board” Buttons Aren’t Enough—Pregnant Women Should Start Asking for Seats on the Subway

While our federal government is still trying to decide whether pregnancy should count as a pre-existing condition, New York City, at least, is taking a small step toward improving the lives of pregnant women: The city’s MetropolitanShow More Summary

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