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Samantha Bee Exposes Just How Terrifying Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women

PSA: Crisis pregnancy centers are not the same as women's health clinics. Allow Samantha Bee to break it down for you. On Monday night's episode of ...

How One Big Myth About Abortion Is Hurting Everyone

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.30.2016 | Women

Abortion has emerged as a key issue this election season, but how informed are most Americans about the actual procedure? As Vox's Liz Plank points ou...

Why Trump Bombed the Abortion Question

John A. Tures | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The real reason Trump took a stand that even anti-abortion groups don't support is because he's been fooled by some Republicans who imply that an overwhelming majority of Americans want to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Sneaky, Medically Unnecessary Laws Are Closing Abortion Clinics Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

Over the past five years, abortion clinics across the country have had to close -- or sue -- because of an innocuous-sounding requirement pushed by an...

Court Ruling Forces Louisiana To Close All But One Of Its Abortion Clinics

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics

Feb 24 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday allowed Louisiana to enforce a restrictive 2014 abortion law critics say is aimed at shutting cli...

Texas Women Take Abortion Into Their Own Hands

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 12.15.2015 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

-- Image credit: Blackbird Film Co. Last month I woke to headlines in the mainstream media claiming that, based on a study conducted by the Universit...

A Lot Of Americans Think Abortion Is Just As Bad As Attacking Abortion Clinics

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

Americans almost universally believe anti-abortion violence is wrong, a new survey finds -- but there's less agreement on how wrong such violence is, ...

Diving Down the Rabbit Hole

Robert Walker | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Robert Walker

Last week's attack on the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs will not be the last episode of anti-clinic violence in America. It was far from the first.

The Harmful Hypocrisy of the 'Right to Life' Movement

Allen Frances | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Allen Frances

Life is passionately defended only if the subject of concern is fetal life. "Right-to-life" politicians are often vehement supporters of the death penalty, seemingly oblivious to the obvious internal inconsistency in their attitudes to the beginning and the ending of life.

Hollywood Adopts Abortion

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 11.27.2015 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Scandal took the biggest leap in recent history by featuring a one-minute abortion procedure, which marked the first time since Roe vs. Wade that a main female TV character underwent the procedure. And it was not all that dramatic, which is the exact point we are trying to make about abortion.

Laura Bassett

Supreme Court Blocks Restrictions On Texas Abortion Clinics

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Monday to stay a recent lower court ruling that would have shuttered all but nine abortion clinics in Texas. T...

Samantha Lachman

Many Clinics Likely To Close As Federal Appeals Court Upholds Texas Abortion Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld some of the most onerous parts of a Texas abortion law, which is...

Half Of Abortion Clinics In Ohio Have Closed In The Past 4 Years

Associated Press | Julie Carr Smyth | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, an...

Samantha Lachman

Virginia House Blocks Changes To Abortion Clinic Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The saga over Virginia's regulations of abortion clinics continued Thursday as the Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates pas...

Flood Of Abortion-Restricting Bills Filed In State Legislatures Following GOP Sweep

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

Republican state legislators have been able to expedite one of their top policy priorities -- restricting access to abortion -- given the historic gai...

It's Getting More And More Dangerous To Work At An Abortion Clinic

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.10.2015 | Women

Life for abortion clinic staff has become increasingly dangerous since 2010. Published in October 2014, the Feminist Majority Foundation's 2014 Nat...

States Facilitate Abortion Disinformation

David A. Grimes | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
David A. Grimes

States should perform due diligence and delete from "Resource Directories" those agencies that mislead the public. The public deserves better.

Samantha Lachman

Virginia Board Votes To Amend Harsh Abortion Clinic Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

Virginia's Board of Health voted Thursday to begin a process of revising tough restrictions on abortion clinics, in a setback for abortion opponents. ...

Reince Priebus Saves the Day

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The state of Texas recently passed a Republican-led law which shut down 13 abortion clinics this week, leaving the state with only seven. Needless-to-say, this action put the GOP again in the spotlight for accusations of their War on Women, a charge that always upsets Republicans -- in large part because it's true.

Laura Bassett

GOP Chair Dodges Tough Questions About Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, tried Sunday to defend the Texas anti-abortion law that shut down 13 clinics this week....

Laura Bassett

State Official Decides To Change Harsh Abortion Clinic Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

The 'Inward Change' One Woman Experienced After Sharing Her Abortion Story

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women

Nine years after having an abortion, Amanda Englund decided to share her experience, and her life completely changed. In a conversation with HuffP...

Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood To Regain State Funding

The Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Hidalgo County women who receive state-financed reproductive health services may soon seek care from familiar clinics — operating under unfamiliar...

Anti-Abortion Leader Admits New Clinic Laws Are Not About Safety

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

The anti-abortion movement has long claimed that the aim of passing new abortion clinic regulations is to protect women's health and safety. But a lea...

Massachusetts Bill Limiting Protests At Abortion Clinics Goes To The Governor

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON, July 23 (Reuters) - A bill to limit demonstrations around Massachusetts abortion clinics passed the state'...