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18 Real Things Republicans Have Said About Abortion And Planned Parenthood

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women

 Republican lawmakers have some... interesting views on abortion. In many states, women are already required to jump through incredible financial...

These Are The Absurd Barriers Women Trying To Get Abortions Face

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women

Abortion is legal in this country, but access to the procedure -- which the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has called "an ...

Now You Can 'Send Congress Your Uterus'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women

If you're displeased with how an elected official is voting on reproductive rights issues, you can send them a postcard with a uterus on it. Frustrate...

Bill Nye: 'Can We Stop Telling Women What To Do With Their Bodies?'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women

"When it comes to women’s rights with respect to their reproduction, I think you should leave it to women." That's what Bill Nye has t...

Men On Twitter Are Standing Up For A Woman's Right To Choice

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women

Twitter is buzzing today with the voices of men who support women's rights -- specifically, the right to choose.  Activism and advocacy group NAR...

Sarah Palin Supports Ohio Bill That Would Ban Abortions For Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin urged Ohio lawmakers to pass a state bill that would bar women from getting abortions solely because they do not wish to hav...

Here's What An Unsafe Abortion Environment Does To Women's Health

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Every year, 7 million women in the developing world are treated for complications from unsafe pregnancy termination. These complications can include h...

95 Percent Of Women Do Not Regret Having An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women

 Approximately 95 percent of women who have had an abortion report that doing so was the right decision for them.  Those are the findings o...

Must We Alienate Our Women Allies?

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

No pregnant trans man has been denied access to reproductive health services, according to reports; the problem lies with trans men feeling excluded by the language of providers. Well, it's not always about you or me, and demanding that the language that speaks to and empowers tens of millions of women should be neutralized so as not to offend a handful of trans men is unfair.

People Who Are Anti-Abortion Are Also Sexist, Worrying Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women

A new study has found a link between sexism and anti-abortion attitudes. PhD candidate Stephanie Begun and professor N. Eugene Walls published a s...

21 Inspirational Images Of Women Standing Up For The Right To Choose

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women

On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a woman's choice to have an abortion was a fundamental right under the Constitution. ...

42 Years After Roe v. Wade, Abortion Rights Still Under Attack

Joan Malin | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Joan Malin

January 22 marks 42 years since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, but our fight to make sure all women have access to safe, legal abortion is far from over. Politicians won't hesitate to take away the right to make personal, complex decisions about reproductive health. We must stop taking our hard-won rights for granted.

Reproductive Justice -- Mainstreaming a Radical Vision

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Reproductive justice embraces the interrelationship of reproductive freedom, religious liberty, and equality, among other rights and freedoms, as vital to creating meaningful social change and justice for everyone. It means supporting fundamental human rights -- the right to have full autonomy over our bodies.

I Was Too Poor For An Abortion

xoJANE | Posted 01.01.2015 | Women

I was unemployed and attending college. My husband was working full-time at just a few cents above minimum wage. We could barely afford ourselves.

What The Pro-Abortion Rights Movement Gets Wrong About Choice

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women

Political representation of abortion has little to do with the actual reality of ending an unintended pregnancy. In her new book Pro: Reclaiming Abort...

Laura Bassett

Map Shows Abortion Access In Texas Now Only For Wealthy Women | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

A series of draconian anti-abortion laws in Texas has closed all but eight of the 44 clinics that operated across the state in 2013. The remaining cli...

Laura Bassett

State Official Decides To Change Harsh Abortion Clinic Regulations | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

Virginia Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine announced her decision on Wednesday that the state's tough restrictions on abortion clinics should be ...

Inside The Dark, Misleading World Of 'Crisis Pregnancy Centers'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women

Some women looking for abortions are being misdirected to "clinics" that have no intention of providing them with such a service. "Misconception," ...

We're Fighting for Access, Not Choice

Dawn Laguens | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Dawn Laguens

Today "choice" does not exist for women in more than 30 states because they live in states in which legislatures have passed laws restricting access to abortion. When there is no access, there is no choice.

The Reality Of Abortion Clinics Without Buffer Zones

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

It's been just over two weeks since the Supreme Court struck down Massachusetts' abortion clinic buffer zones, which required protesters to stay at le...

The Threat to Reproductive Health Care -- Part 2

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Laws that restrict or deny access to reproductive health care procedures are openly discriminatory against women. How many lawmakers do you know who have dreamed up restriction after restriction after restriction to block men's access to vasectomy?

I Live in a State that Respects Women. And Sadly, that's Unique.

Melissa Goodman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Melissa Goodman

I live and work in the magical land of California, which last year, had the notable distinction of being the only state in the nation to buck this ugly trend, stand up for women and actually expand a woman's access to abortion.

Abortion Providers Are Heroes: In Defense of Abortion on Demand and Without Apology

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Today, we speak with Sunsara Taylor of, who just returned from Jackson defending the Women's Health organization from the anti-choice group Operation Save America, described by as a "extreme, violence inciting, women-hating Christian fascist organization."

Talk to Her: Everyone Has a Role in Abortion Access

Melanie Zurek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Melanie Zurek

Although scarcity of abortion providers is a large problem, an even larger issue is the widening disparity in access along lines of wealth and geography: while a privileged woman in a coastal city has her choice of providers, a poor woman in the South may have only a single provider in her state.

Blue States Buck Anti-Abortion Trend

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

Things are looking pretty bleak in the world of abortion care. ...