Author Archives: Martha Burk

Most Americans support abortion rights. Do your leaders?

Often when we get bad news, someone on the sidelines will say “look on the bright side” and offer some pablum to make us feel better. Continue reading

To protect women’s health, pass the Equal Rights Amendment

The Supreme Court may soon overturn half a century of legal precedent on abortion. Here’s one idea to protect their rights.

Late January marked the 49th anniversary of Roe. V. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. It could very well be the last. Continue reading

Reagan’s legacy for women

The 40th president died 17 years ago this month. For women, his legacy is a bitter harvest.

Ronald Reagan, the most anti-woman president of the 20th century, was buried 17 years ago this June. Too bad his policies weren’t buried with him. Continue reading

The most dangerous time for women’s rights in decades

Merely banning abortion isn't enough for some on the rabid right—a few are even threatening women with the death penalty.

We’re living in the most perilous time for abortion rights and reproductive freedom since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. Continue reading

An unhappy birthday for Medicare and Medicaid

As the iconic health programs turn 53, the GOP is advancing plans to privatize one and gut the other.

July 30 marks a very important anniversary in our modern political history. Continue reading