Omar suggested in a tweet that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins,” earning her criticism from both parties.

Ema O'Connor • 7 days ago

The executive director of Planned Parenthood’s political arm and their political outreach director announced their departures Thursday, but Planned Parenthood says nothing has changed.

Ema O'Connor • 10 days ago

The same day new rules allowing employers to drop contraception coverage were scheduled to go into effect, a Pennsylvania court blocked them.

Ema O'Connor • One month ago

The organization is still committed to providing abortions and reproductive care but Wen, the first female physician to run Planned Parenthood, is embarking on a cross-country listening tour to learn how best add or expand nonabortion services.

Ema O'Connor • One month ago

The language, which already received bipartisan support in a Senate committee, is caught up in the government shutdown fight and won't become law.

Ema O'Connor • One month ago

Changes to Congress, state legislatures, and the Supreme Court in 2018 will have a major impact on the future of abortion in the US.

Ema O'Connor • 2 months ago

A man in Florida rendered quadriplegic by multiple sclerosis has had to jump through hoops for years to get his vote counted. There are many more like him.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

After days of multiple recounts, lawsuits, and protests, the race is over.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

If the election doesn't go one way or another, that's fair, one voter said. "But to have all this chaos, it’s just not democracy," she added.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

The original versions of the rules were blocked by a judge last year.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

More than 115 won races for Congress and governor Tuesday night, and many more were elected in local contests.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

EMILY’s List believes the massive engagement by women this year represents a sea change in US politics. “We’re not a fad, a fancy, or a year.”

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

Immigration activists in Arizona may not agree with Kyrsten Sinema’s position on immigration, but they’re going to bat for her anyway.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

Abortion is likely to be a big issue for candidates in the midterms. But research shows we don’t have a good way of polling voters on it.

Ema O'Connor • 3 months ago

The group has been working under the radar for nearly two years to include and implement exceptions to what they refer to as Trump’s “global gag rule.”

Ema O'Connor • 4 months ago

Leana Wen will be the first physician taking on the role in more than 50 years, and the first immigrant.

Ema O'Connor • 5 months ago

“In the hearing, he referred to birth control as abortion-inducing drugs. That was the clearest answer he has given on reproductive health thus far,” a Planned Parenthood spokesperson said about the Supreme Court nominee.

Ema O'Connor • 5 months ago

His 2003 comments are at odds with what he repeatedly told senators during his hearing Wednesday.

Ema O'Connor • 5 months ago

Kavanaugh called the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide a “precedent on a precedent.”

Ema O'Connor • 5 months ago