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43 Years After Roe v. Wade, Battle for Abortion Access is Far From Over

Joan Malin | Posted 01.23.2016 | New York
Joan Malin

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade that affirmed that the right to privacy extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, opening up access across the country.

More Than 100 Lawyers Tell The Supreme Court Why Their Abortions Mattered

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

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Women With Access To Abortion Have More Positive Views On Life

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Women

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.&n...

This U.S. Policy Drives Rape Victims Worldwide To Undergo Grisly Abortions

HuffPost Highline | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.03.2015 | World

Thousands of rape victims around the world undergo grisly and unsafe abortions because of U.S. policy. Obama could change this with a single executiv...

How U.S. Policy Drives Rape Victims Worldwide To Grisly Abortions

Huffington Post Highline | Raillan Brooks | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

Consolatta Wafula wasn’t like most other teenagers in Bumula. At 16, she was enrolled in Mateka Secondary School and had no intention of stoppi...

Abortion Providers Are Too Scared To Even Talk About Security

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After a gunman opened fire at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs last week, killing three people, I wondered what new steps ...

Supreme Court To Hear Abortion Case That Could Erode Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

There were more than 40 abortion clinics in Texas before HB2 was passed in 2013. Eventually the law landed in court, where a federal j...

Safe And Legal Abortion Access Is Disappearing From Red States

MSNBC | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

Some mornings, Bhavik Kumar starts his day at 5am and thinks about a life different from the one he began this year. In that other life, the 30-year o...

Clergy Members Say 'Thank God For Abortion Providers' In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.15.2015 | Religion

Few would guess that a religious group assembled outside an abortion clinic was there advocating for women's reproductive rights. Last week in O...

Pre-Roe Abortion Providers On Breaking The Law To Save Women's Lives

New York Magazine | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

On October 11, 1972, final arguments for the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade were argued before the United States Supreme Court. Three months later...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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
xoJANE

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...