I believe that a woman, no matter what her economic circumstances, should have access to safe and dignified reproductive health care. I believe that a woman facing an unintended pregnancy is best suited to make decisions for herself and her family.
let's stop decrying family structure and begin focusing on good parenting. The earlier we begin, even before pregnancy, the better for the child.
In Christie's world, taxpayers cannot afford $7.5 million for women's reproductive health care. But these same taxpayers are on the hook for the $7 million bill of his Bridgegate defense lawyers, who charge $350 an hour.
Was the abortion debate really going on four hundred+ years ago? Indeed. And who knew?
It's not just the United States that struggles over competing beliefs about abortion. In Spain, pro-choice advocates won one of their biggest international victories of the decade when the country's conservative government this week backed down on plans to implement a restrictive new abortion law.
When the lead theatre critic of the nation's newspaper of record, The New York Times, extols a play about do-it-yourself abortion, three things become clear: the poverty of contemporary criticism, the poverty of contemporary drama, and the weakness of liberalism's argument for choice.
Vice News just released a film called "Misconception," which was highlighted in an article last week here on Huffington Post. I was interviewed exte...
Since 1976, federal appropriations bills often have forbidden the use of federal funds to pay for an abortion, except in cases of incest or rape. This is known as the Hyde Amendment, after its author Henry Hyde (R-IL). It was an anti-choice response to the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
There are very real, life-threatening risks associated with working in afflicted areas. Yet those who choose to take those risks or have just been exposed are, in many cases, tainted by their association.
Beatrice Akoth had never wanted or planned to have nine children, but she had no choice. Although the idea is incomprehensible for many of us, Beatrice, like millions of other women and girls, had no access to contraception when she desperately needed it.
I wrote last week about gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez's comment, unchallenged by reporters, that he believes a governor has "very limited impac...
It's a big week for Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner, as the clock ticks down on his opportunity to withdraw his co-sponsorship from a federal personhood bill, which aims to ban all abortion, even for rape and incest.
Any of us whose work connects us to issues that are surrounded by stigma, silence and, at times, hostility knows that resources can be scarcer, colleagues fewer and more distant, and that the kinds of supports available to others may not be open to us.
Personhood pressure, in its various forms, faced by Gardner as he worked his way to power, is still very much alive within Colorado's GOP, even in Jeffco, one of the entire country's most critical swing counties.
Roberts' record is troubling in its own right. But it is even more troubling when contrasted with the promises he made to the Senate, and the American people, in his confirmation hearing.
Serious listening is not selective, and involves a degree of compassion. Even the Buddha knew that.