As we observe Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, which commemorates the day on which the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was certified in 1920, it’s important to take the opportunity to take stock. How far has the United States come in terms of women’s rights — and how is it stalling, or going backwards? The news in many quarters seems positive. More Democrat women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than ever before, and the #MeToo movement continues to drive public conversation. But there are some fundamental rights for American women remain at risk.
Opinion Contributor on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the powers of the President to nominate justices.
The Trump administration’s announcement that it will prohibit federal funding to any medical entity that provides or refers women for abortion care — the gag rule — is a straight-up attack on low-income women. And it is an attack on my obligation as a physician to give my patients unbiased advice on their health care options.
John Podesta served as the chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and counselor to President Barack Obama and on the U.N. secretary general’s high-level panel on the post-2015 development agenda. Timothy E. Wirth is vice chairman and president emeritus of the United Nations Foundation. He represented Colorado in the U.S. House and Senate from 1975 to 1992 and served as undersecretary of state for global affairs from 1993 to 1997.