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C-section debate divides new moms Forward

How can a baby cost $22,000? Read here how: at Double X
You can also listen to me on NPR speaking about our fight with our individual insurance company to cover the labor and delivery of our baby -
and you can watch me on the Hill, speaking before the Joint Economic Committee on the same.
And here is my piece on the reactions to the original story.


On breast cancer screening; on achievements in GLBT rights in Obama's Year One.

Where is today's Harvey Milk? The Guardian

A new life for the pro-life movement The Guardian

Whose lie is it anyway? The Guardian

NEWS: listen here  to a my post-election round table analysis with the Guardian's Mike Tomasky, Reihan Salam, and NPR's Neil Conan
  • Nov 7 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Devoted, smart and forcefully clear about her role, Michelle Obama could be the most successful first lady in decades

  • Nov 5 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: While Americans opened their minds to elect Barack Obama, they also voted to restrict the rights of gay people in many states

  • Nov 5 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Obama wins: John McCain's attempt to win over women voters didn't work. The Alaska governor was a drag on the Republican ticket

  • Nov 4 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: America votes: From New Hampshire to Florida, voters are turning out in record numbers, a sign that it could be a good day for Obama

  • Nov 1 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Two ballot initiatives put the rights of the unborn above the rights of expectant women – including those with wanted pregnancies

  • Oct 28 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Nevermind the Daily Show. In 2008, the more important programme on US television is ABC's daytime talk show The View

  • Oct 23 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: With her eyes on 2012, Sarah Palin is aiming at the evangelical base that carried George Bush to the White House

  • Oct 21 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Republican accusations of anti-Americanism and socialism is a reminder of how deep the fissures in US society remain

  • Oct 17 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Instead of reaching out to independent voters, John McCain continues to pander to the Republicans' conservative base

  • Oct 8 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Even in its final months, the Bush administration is working hard to deny women around the world access to contraception

  • Oct 4 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Palin is being marketed as an American everywoman, but she doesn't have a clue about what women actually want or need

  • Sep 4 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: In contrast to Barack Obama's call for unity, Sarah Palin's narrow vision of America doesn't accept the complex, diverse reality

  • Aug 29 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Last night, Barack Obama reignited that uniquely American sense of unified purpose and shared responsibility

  • Aug 27 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Clinton's speech won't placate women. They're angry because there's no other female presidential candidate in the wings

  • Aug 26 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Michelle Obama succeeded in placing her story within a unified vision for America that transcends racial and sexual politics

  • Aug 25 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: As disheartening as Clinton's loss is to her supporters, backing McCain is a disservice to feminism and Clinton's own efforts

  • Aug 6 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Conservative ballot initiatives restricting gay rights and access to abortion may affect the US presidential race in swing states

  • Jul 21 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: In the US and abroad, the Bush administration has severely restricted women's access to contraception

  • Jul 15 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Unlike earlier presidential spouses, Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain must emphasise both career and family to avoid criticism

  • Jun 5 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Hillary Clinton once embodied women's hopes and aspirations but is now more concerned with her own legacy

  • Mar 12 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: US elections 2008: Ill-considered remarks from supporters of Clinton and Obama threaten to leave both campaigns in tatters

  • Mar 5 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: US elections 2008: In Ohio, Clinton won back support from whites, women and the working class, setting her up well for the next big contest in Pennsylvania

  • Feb 21 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: US elections 2008: The reporting of a titillating scandal may have the perverse effect of helping John McCain and hurting Hillary Clinton

  • Feb 14 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Should unmarried women in their 30s settle for the nearest available guy, even if it means entering into a loveless relationship?

  • Feb 6 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: Super Tuesday: The Latino vote is suddenly a hot topic. How its true potential manifests in this election remains to be seen

  • Jan 20 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: US elections 2008: Yesterday's election results in Nevada and South Carolina highlights the importance of minority voters

    The best of both worlds
  • Jan 9 2008:

    Sarah Wildman: US elections 2008: Hillary Clinton's victory last night will strengthen the Democratic party and its presidential candidate

  • Jan 2 2008: For the 2008 presidential election, Ann Lewis, senior campaign adviser for the Hillary Clinton campaign, has identified new voting bloc: the Single Anxious Female, or SAF, a moniker that, naturally, was mocked as it was incorporated wholesale into election
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