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Roe v. Wade: 38 and Under Attack

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Thirty-eight years after Roe gave America's women the right to plan for their families and control their reproductive health, this tenet of modern American rights is under assault.

Health Care Reform Produces Win For Abortion Foes

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion foes have won a round in the first test of how President Barack Obama's health care law will be applied to the politically...

Abortion Foes Capitalize On Health Care Law

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion opponents fought passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul to the bitter end, and now that it's the law, th...

Health Reform Typo Became Anti-Abortion Talking Point

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the battle for health care reform enters the endgame, abortion foes in and out of Congress are trying mightily to block the bill. And one small mis...

Bart Stupak: Abortion Foe Calls Health Care Resistance A Sign Of 'Courage'

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST BRANCH, Mich. — Shortly after entering Congress in 1993, Rep. Bart Stupak of Michigan withstood President Bill Clinton's charm offensive an...

Sam Stein

House Dems Will Forge Ahead Without Stupak Language | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When it comes to how health care legislation deals with the always-contentious abortion issue, Democratic House leadership has concluded that it canno...

Deal-breaker, Thy Name is Abortion

Ian Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Squires

As long as Americans die because they don't have a doctor, we are not No. 1. Meanwhile, it is unconscionable for the health care debate to be contaminated by an unrelated matter.

Abortion Language in the Health Care Bill: Another Women's Smackdown and What to Do

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

Is it me, or is Obama's health care bill increasingly like the movie Groundhog Day? Another day, another women's health smackdown. Women's health is under assault.

Pearlstein: Restore Majority Rule To The Senate

The Washington Post | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By now most people have heard the story of the frog that's put in a pot of cold water on a hot stove and doesn't notice as it is gradually boiled to d...

Ben Nelson Wants Anti-Abortion Measures In Senate Health Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion opponents in the Senate want tough restrictions in the health care overhaul bill, similar to the limits passed by the Hous...

Abortion and Health Care Reform: A Common Ground Solution?

Chris Korzen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Korzen

Both sides of the abortion debate supported health care reform that preserved current policies for federal support. But how do we define abortion neutrality where federal precedent doesn't exist?