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Abortion and Maternal Health: The Global Health Crisis No One Is Talking About

Christine Charbonneau | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Christine Charbonneau

We as a society, from Seattle to Dubai, must eliminate restrictions on a woman's ability to decide when and if she has children, because no woman should die from an unsafe abortion.

Bill Blocks Crisis Centers From Misleading Women

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Toni G. Atkins

This bill is not about limiting free speech -- it is about empowering patients to make informed decisions about their health based on credible information.

Why the Supreme Court Shouldn't - and Likely Won't - Close Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic

Emma Roth | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Emma Roth

Last Wednesday, Mississippi petitioned the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision that is keeping the state's only remaining abortion clinic open--for now. The clinic is under threat of closure, thanks to a 2012 state law that requires abortion clinic doctors to gain admitting privileges at local hospitals.

The Tricky Ways Legal Abortion Is Being Threatened In 3 States

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women

On Nov. 4, as voters across the U.S. head to the ballot box, Americans in three states will be voting on legislation that could seriously undermine ac...

These GOP Anti-Abortion Laws Face Rulings In Federal Courts

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

Even with legislatures in summer recess, there's no lull in the battle over state anti-abortion laws as several federal courts decide whether to uphol...

These Sex Dolls Scattered Through Spain's Streets Have An Important Message

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts

In response to Spain's increasingly restrictive legislation limiting access to abortion in the country, a group of art activists known for their bold,...

Abortion Providers Are Heroes: In Defense of Abortion on Demand and Without Apology

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Today, we speak with Sunsara Taylor of, who just returned from Jackson defending the Women's Health organization from the anti-choice group Operation Save America, described by as a "extreme, violence inciting, women-hating Christian fascist organization."

ReThink Review: After Tiller -- Defending Late-Term Abortion

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

After Tiller follows doctors in Nebraska as restrictive new anti-abortion laws force him to close his clinic and attempt to open a new one. After just a few minutes of watching these doctors consult with colleagues and patients, two prevalent anti-abortion myths can be completely dispelled.

Jeffrey Young

Another Obamacare Unintended Consequence: 21 States Ban Insurers From Covering Abortion | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's health care reform law may bring new benefits and coverage to women. But Obamacare has also unintentionally pro...

Laura Bassett

This Is What Happens When Lawmakers Declare War On Abortion | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

More than 50 abortion clinics across the country have closed or stopped offering the procedure since a heavy wave of legislative attacks on providers ...

Nation's Strictest Anti-Abortion Law Blocked By Federal Judge

Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics

By JAMES MacPHERSON, The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. -- A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new North Dakota law that bans abortion...

State Lawmakers Set Sights On Outright Abortion Ban

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota lawmakers who approved what would be some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. are now considering outlawing ...

Controversial Oklahoma Anti-Abortion Law Blocked

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked from taking effect a new law designed to reduce the number of abortions perfo...

Controversial State Lawmaker Found Dead | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

Georgia state Rep. Bobby Franklin, who courted controversy with legislation that would criminalize miscarriages and with comments criticizing tornado ...

Kansas Republicans Propose New Abortion Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following a request from Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R), conservatives in the state's House of Representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that wo...

Mexico Anti-Abortion Laws On The Rise

Inter Press Service | Diego Cevallos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY, May 22 (IPS) - In the last 13 months, 12 of Mexico's 32 states have approved amendments to their state constitutions defining a fertil...