Some of the sharpest drops in abortion rates occurred in states that are supportive of women's reproductive rights, such as Washington State, New York and Oregon. These states do not restrict access to abortion, and they do prioritize improving access to health care more broadly.
Christian exorcism has become so popular worldwide that now it's not only performed on tormented individuals but also on entire nations.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of contraceptive forms of birth control. As a 40-something woman who grew up in the wake of the sexual revolution - it's hard for me to fathom that birth control was ever illegal.
The emphasis on pain capability is beneath the complexity of traditional moral theology, and specious for everyone else who isn't a strict utilitarian.
He, obviously, wants to follow the trail Bush blazed from the Texas governor's office to the Oval Office. However, this will be the second run for Perry, and he'll have to improve significantly on his previous performance to even have a chance of doing so.
No major medical or public health organization has concluded that abortion increases a woman's risk of preterm birth. However, impassioned (but naive) abortion opponents insist that abortion is causally related to prematurity.
There are many competitions in our society, in our country, and in our world. Children, adults, colleges, corporations, etc. are constantly striving to be ranked at the top.
This -- closing abortion clinics while chipping away at Roe in the courts -- is the goal of legislation like that in Texas. But, of course, Republican leaders aren't mentioning in this in their praise of the Fifth Circuit's decision. Instead, Attorney General Ken Paxton reacted to the ruling by calling it "a victory for life and women's health."
By the end of June, the U. S. Supreme Court will deliver its decisions regarding same-sex marriage and, as well, the healthcare law whose controversial provisions include some contraception and abortion coverage.
For those birthing presidential campaigns and those conceiving runs for legislative power and those lusting for criminal court judgeships, The Cider House Rules and Griswold v. Connecticut should be required reading.
This bill is not about limiting free speech -- it is about empowering patients to make informed decisions about their health based on credible information.
It's been a challenging few years for reproductive rights advocates, and yet, this community has demonstrated its resilience and commitment to protecting women's rights.
Having been faced with such a decision and circumstance has inevitably changed me to the core and continues to do so to this day. I don't think I will ever stop growing and learning from it. I have "aha moments" all the time. I still try to understand why this happened to me and from the questions I ask myself I get answers... new ones, different ones, hard ones and great ones.
Republicans in my home state of North Carolina are trying to triple the existing harmful 24-hour delay before having an abortion (House Bill 465). The medical evidence has been clear for decades: delays of any source in obtaining an abortion increase the risk with no benefit to the woman.
Sure, an ultrasound could be "cool". What's not "cool" is if the state mandates that you undergo a medically unnecessary procedure in an effort to prevent you, an adult woman whose circumstances your politicians have no right to know or judge, from making a choice.
I was 23. I was about to get married. Then I got pregnant. In a reaction that surprised me to my very "abortion is murder" core, the first thought that went through my brain was "Get an abortion."