June 27th, 2013
01:24 AM ET

Wendy Davis describes Texas filibuster

Texas state Senator Wendy Davis spent 13 hours on her feet at the Texas Capitol during a filibuster of an abortion bill that would have greatly restricted abortions in the state.

"It was an amazing moment for democracy in Texas," Senator Davis said on AC360. The large number of growing supporters inside the capitol gave her a push of energy.

She told Anderson, "I underestimated how difficult it would be both physically and mentally. About two hours in, I realized I was in for a long day, my back started hurting pretty early on and began to really hurt as the hours ticked by."

On Wednesday Texas Governor Rick Perry vowed to try again. The governor will convene the Texas Legislature on July 1 for a special session to take up the abortion bill. FULL POST

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Filed under: Abortion • Rick Perry • Women's Rights
August 22nd, 2012
11:00 PM ET

How Akin controversy may impact Paul Ryan

The GOP ticket follows Romney's moderate position on abortion, but will Ryan's personal views on the issue impact votes?
Anderson talks to Democratic Strategist Cornell Belcher and Republican Strategist Mary Matalin.

August 22nd, 2012
10:57 PM ET

KTH: Rep. Todd Akin's shifting statements

Keeping Them Honest: Is there any difference between Rep. Akin's position on abortion and Paul Ryan's?

August 22nd, 2012
12:38 AM ET

Will Akin comments affect GOP race?

Anderson Cooper talks to Democratic Strategist Paul Begala along with pollster and former adviser to the Gingrich Presidential campaign Kellyanne Conway about Rep. Akin’s dismissal of calls to exit Senate race.


August 22nd, 2012
12:36 AM ET

Akin's claims called 'utter hogwash'

Doctors are debunking Rep. Todd Akin's misinformation on rape and pregnancy.  Anderson Cooper talks to Dr. David Grimes about those claims and his reaction to Dr. Wilke's false information they are based upon.

August 22nd, 2012
12:10 AM ET

Keeping them Honest: Science behind rape statements "lacking"

AC360 tracks down the genesis behind Akin's claims that in instances of rape "the female body has ways to shut it down"

August 21st, 2012
02:00 AM ET

KTH: Rep. Akin's controversial claims

Rep. Akin's controversial remarks are not the first time a politician has made this anti-abortion claim.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Rep. Akin • Women's Issues • Women's Rights
August 20th, 2012
11:58 PM ET

Ryan attacked for women's rights stance

Tom Foreman looks at the Romney/Ryan ticket's possible problem with women.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Paul Ryan • Women's Issues • Women's Rights
May 11th, 2010
10:00 AM ET
April 15th, 2010
10:19 AM ET

'Men Working' leaves half the world out

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Cynthia Good
Special to CNN

My son Alden called me at work one morning recently. He wanted to know my thoughts about the word "mankind" and whether it's OK to use the term in an essay. So I blurted out, "Not if you don't want to exclude more than half of the human race!"

Only then did I learn I was on the speaker-phone with other students in the principal's office listening. So I asked the boys in the room the question: "Would you feel left out if you were referred to as part of 'womankind?'" The answer was, of course, yes.

With my son's innocent question, memories flooded back of all those times at work as a journalist in the newsroom when the male reporters were sent out on the big stories, but not the women.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Women's Issues • Women's Rights
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