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2008 Election and Abortion

Abortion Politics Isn't Saving Lives

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Some sobering statistics: every year, more than a million pregnancies end in abortion; roughly one-third of all women in the U.S. will have an abortion during their reproductive lifetime.

Why Both Sides of the Abortion Debate Are Right, And Wrong

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Earle McLeod

I'm tired of all the fighting I'm tired of warring religious groups trying to kill each other in the name of God. I'm tired of pandering politicia...

The Divided States of America: One Nation Under Two Gods

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

These diametrically opposed, partisan visions of America can never be reconciled because both parties feel that they are fundamentally saving the other party from itself.

Rep. Chris Smith Wants to Criminalize the Birth Control Pill (Seriously...)

Joshua Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Zeitz

Access to basic birth control and family planning services is a fundamental right. By attempting to criminalize the pill, Chris Smith's policies increase the number of unintended pregnancies.

Obama's Squandered Opportunity On Abortion -- And How He Could Turn It Around

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Waldman

Obama must tell the pro-choice community: I'm with you on legal restrictions, but you need to accept that I'm going to campaign against abortion.

For the First Time in My Life, I Might Not Vote

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Obama is walking a dangerous road -- especially with women Democratic voters -- by saying things about reproductive rights that make him look more Republican than John McCain.

Harball Flirts With Women Voters

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

If Chris Matthews and the mainstream media want to add something productive to the reproductive rights debate, they should move off the 70's polarization created by the far-right.

Extremists Pressure Catholic Bishops to Use Communion as Political Weapon

Chris Korzen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Korzen

America seems ready to unify behind practical and effective ways of addressing the abortion issue that validate the concerns of both the pro-life and pro-choice communities.