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Sandra Day O'Connor
July 21, 2014 | In Search of the Constitution (1987)

The first woman on the Supreme Court cast the deciding vote in reaffirming Roe v. Wade in 1992, but things could have turned out differently. Continue reading

A woman votes at Woodridge Elementary School in Stone Mountain, Ga., on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Five major GOP candidates will square off to represent their party this fall in the election to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Meanwhile, Michelle Nunn, daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn is a heavy favorite to win the Democratic nomination. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson)
July 18, 2014 | Blog

Here are some key congressional races that women’s health advocates will be watching this November. Continue reading

Cecile Richards
July 18, 2014 | Guests

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, is a nationally respected leader in the field of women’s health and reproductive rights.
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July 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company

With new state laws and Supreme Court rulings, the battle over women’s reproductive rights is being fought more fiercely than ever. Roe v. Wade itself may be in peril. Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards joins Bill in the studio this week. Continue reading

Close up screen grab of the Daily Beast abortion access map.
July 17, 2014 | Blog

A look at some of the statistics around this charged political issue. Continue reading

A demonstrator holds a sign, as they campaign for improved access to abortion in Canada, Thursday, May 29, 2014, during a gathering at Victoria Park on the one-year anniversary of the death of Dr. Henry Morgentaler in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Morgentaler, the Abortion rights activist, helped overturn Canada's abortion law. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)
July 17, 2014 | Blog

Before the rise of the religious right, Southern Baptists believed that “religious liberty, human equality and justice are advanced” by Roe v. Wade. Continue reading

A country road in Strawn, Texas. (Photo Credit: Nicolas Henderson / Flickr CC 2.0)
July 17, 2014 | Blog

Twenty-seven states have passed strict abortion regulations and volunteer groups are stepping in to help close the gap between the legal right to an abortion and the ability to get one.
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Women protesting women's health care in front of the Supreme Court building in DC
July 16, 2014 | Moyers & Company

With new state laws and Supreme Court rulings, the battle over women’s reproductive rights is being fought more fiercely than ever. Roe v. Wade itself may be in peril. Watch the full show » Continue reading

Hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (S.1696)
July 16, 2014 | Blog

For years the pro-choice movement has had to battle a wide array of restrictions passed on the state level. Continue reading

The Supreme Court Building at night. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/ Slowking)
July 15, 2014 | Perspectives

Throughout American history, the Supreme Court largely has failed at its most important tasks of enforcing the Constitution and protecting the rights of minorities. Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill explaining that any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff should include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and revising the tax code. November 2012 (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 15, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
July 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In this clip, Bill speaks to NY Times columnist Linda Greenhouse and Slate‘s Dahlia Lithwick about Sandra Day O’Connor’s replacement on the court — Samuel Alito — and how he has changed the court. Continue reading

Immigration activists with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) demand the Mexican government take more measures to protect and respect the rights of unaccompanied minors and families crossing Mexico's territory, during a protest outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles Thursday, July 3, 2014. Activists demand support of migrant children and families Thursday, two days after U.S. Homeland Security buses carrying the migrants were routed away from American flag-waving protesters in Murrieta, Calif., and transported to a facility in San Diego. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 9, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, a drilling rig is set up near a barn in Springville, Pa., to tap gas from the giant Marcellus Shale gas field. In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups announced Wednesday, March 20, 2013 that they have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 3, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

A demonstrator dressed as the Bible stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 30, 2014, awaiting the court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 1, 2014 | Blog

Conservatives would have you believe that these cases are about freedom; in reality, they take power from some of America’s most vulnerable workers. Continue reading

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