Stories by Tara Culp-Ressler

Tara Culp-Ressler is the Health Editor for ThinkProgress. Before joining the ThinkProgress team, Tara deepened her interest in progressive politics from a faith-based perspective at several religious nonprofits, including Faith in Public Life, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, and Interfaith Voices. subscribe to Tara Culp-Ressler's feed

Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Whittling away Wisconsin women's reproductive rights.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: Think Progress

How's that for justice?

Posted on: Apr 28, 2013, Source: Think Progress

After automatic budget cuts slashed their funding, cancer clinics have been forced todelay chemotherapy treatment for their patients.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Another school chooses to protect an athlete instead of sexual assault victims.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Katelyn Campbell is fighting to ensure her peers get accurate information about sexuality. Her school is hosting conservative abstinence hysteric Pam Stenzel.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2013, Source: Think Progress

State is first to attempt to outlaw abortion after just six weeks, which basically means altogether.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Low-income Americans are resorting to desperate measures to access the care they need. Time to expand Medicaid.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Score one point for America's self-appointed Moral Scolds.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, both minors, will likely be sentenced to jail time until they reach the age of 21. They will also be required to register as sex offenders.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2013, Source: Think Progress

A bill awaiting Gov. Phil Bryant’s (R) signature would prevent any Mississippi county from taking steps to regulate the food and beverage industries.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2013, Source: Think Progress

As people around the world recognize International Women’s Day, few would claim that women have achieved true parity.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Mental patients without treatment; slashes to HIV testing... how Congress is playing politics with our lives.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Sorry to be such a downer on Valentine's Day, but sexually transmitted diseases are still very much with us. Kids, this is especially for you.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2013, Source: Think Progress

It never ends.

Posted on: Dec 31, 2012, Source: Think Progress

The law will seriously threaten women’s access to the health services they need by imposing harsh regulations on abortion clinics and providers.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Hopefully these Republicans learned an important lesson last night.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Aside from punishing women who have children, the proposed bill perpetrates a dangerous attitude toward survivors of sexual assault.