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Dear Ivanka, Good Start, Keep Pushing...

Susan Bevan | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Susan Bevan

For mainstream Republican women, the Party platform, Party record, and Party rhetoric, despite speech points designed to woo "women," are more concerning than ever.

One Thing Trump's Not Flip-Flopping About: His Supreme Court Would 'Unpass' Roe

Brian Tashman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Brian Tashman

On almost any given issue, Donald Trump has taken contradictory positions: He has said he wants to lower, raise and abolish the federal minimum wage, ...

Girls, If We Can't Help Each Other, #ThenWhoWill?

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Hate is winning in the US and women and the disadvantaged are often bearing the painful brunt of this movement.

Say It Again: The Anti-Choice Movement Hurts People

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Rebecca Griffin

Punishment is the logical response when you are referring to a medical procedure as murder. And when you smear abortion providers with hyperbolic stories about selling "baby parts," you can't be surprised when people react violently to put a stop to what they are told is horrific violence.

Bogus Legal Threats Used To Trick Teens Into Signing Away Abortion Rights

Rewire | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

Last February, AJ, a single mother in Mississippi, found herself at the back of an abortion clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, where two police officers th...

Becoming A Mother Reinforced Why I'm Pro-Choice

The Establishment | Posted 02.20.2016 | Women
The Establishment

Falling in love with my son -- and by extension, babies in general -- only further cemented my conviction that abortion should be available on demand, for any reason.

As Anti-Abortion Groups Gather in D.C., A Radical Movement Emerges

Miranda Blue | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Miranda Blue

This week, many of the various factions of the anti-abortion movement will gather in Washington for the March For Life, an annual event that marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade.

The Relationship Between Political And Public Debates And Violence In Our Communities

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 12.02.2015 | Denver
Rep. Diana DeGette

The connection between the words used by both public officials and the alleged shooter is chilling, and it demands that we examine the vitriol used in debates about women's reproductive health, particularly coming from anti-choice activists.

Pre-Roe Abortion Providers On Breaking The Law To Save Women's Lives

New York Magazine | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

On October 11, 1972, final arguments for the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade were argued before the United States Supreme Court. Three months later...

Kelsey Grammer Wears Bizarre Anti-Choice Shirt

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

Kelsey Grammer posed in an anti-choice T-shirt from a group with a disturbing message. Grammer's wife, Kayte, posted a photo of the actor wearing a s...

No Guilt

Margaret Klaw | Posted 09.15.2016 | Women
Margaret Klaw

I am increasingly frustrated by the extremely effective hijacking of this conversation by the anti-choice movement. They have managed to define the debate to such an extent that women who have had abortions hesitate to even admit it.

Think the 'Personhood' Issue Is Over? Think Again

Kathleen Turner | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Turner

Last year, Colorado voters defeated by a 2-1 margin a "personhood" amendment that aimed to outlaw all abortions and many forms of birth control. A similar bill in deep-red North Dakota also went down in flames at the ballot box. So that means that abortion rights are safe in America, right? Sadly, no.

When Both Sides Get It Wrong -- It's Time for Common Ground

Candace Straight | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Candace Straight

As lifelong pro-choice Republicans who have supported GOP candidates for decades, we are dismayed by activists on the right and the left attacking the GOP leaders who spoke out against House Resolution 36 last week.

Genuinely Outrageous Priorities

Jess McIntosh | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Jess McIntosh

This is what they choose to prioritize in the first week. No matter what kind of plans or "autopsies" or happy talk comes out of this winter retreat, one thing's clear: the GOP's priorities are more outrageous than ever.

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."

Did the Republicans Lose Women in the 2013 Elections?

Alexander Sanger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Alexander Sanger

Virginia and New Jersey have spoken -- the former electing a pro-choice governor and the latter an anti. Did choice matter? Did women matter?

Are Politicians Who Cut Food Stamps and Deny Health Access Truly 'Pro-Life'?

Joe Conason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe Conason

Whatever anyone may think about abortion, the persistent question for self-styled pro-lifers is why they tend to insist on making life so much more difficult for so many children who have entered the world.

Why It's Important to Talk About Later-Term Abortion

Sarah Erdreich | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Sarah Erdreich

Later-term abortion incites emotion and controversy like few other medical procedures, and the anti-choice movement has not been reluctant to exploit both the passions and misunderstandings surrounding this procedure for their own gain.

Post Abortion-Syndrome: The Solution in Search of a Problem

Sarah Erdreich | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Sarah Erdreich

A recent study from the University of California, San Francisco found that the vast majority of women that had an abortion felt that they had made the right decision.

The New Normal

Diane Russell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Diane Russell

They say "truth is stranger than fiction" and we certainly have some incredible examples as of late, so much so that it makes you wonder if recent headlines weren't actually some bad-on-purpose movie where things like sharknados are actually real.

The Creeping GOP: Women's Health and Inclusive Democratic Space

Beeta Baghoolizadeh | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Beeta Baghoolizadeh

No matter how orange my scarf was that night, people had managed to conflate the politics of the swaying, praying Christian right with "oppressed" Muslim women swathed in black.

North Carolina Trying to Compete With Ohio and Texas in Lunacy

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Jamison Doran

You know when you were little and your mother would tell you, "If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all?" Well I'm about to throw all of that out the window (sorry mom).

Ms. Davis Goes to Austin

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Texas is going blue. The only question is when. If Wendy Davis runs for governor in 2014, and Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, it will be "High Noon" in Texas with these two leading ladies starring in the Gary Cooper role.

Tackling Abortion in YA Literature

A.J. Walkley | Posted 04.08.2013 | Books
A.J. Walkley

As a writer, I've always turned to the written word to piece together the ways of the world, and to better understand myself and others. I knew that in this matter, it would be no different -- I would write a book that got to the heart of a decision that polarizes so many of us.

On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Republicans Applaud its True Meaning

Susan Bevan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Susan Bevan

At its heart, Roe reaffirms American women's essential right to make personal health decisions privately and without interference from government.