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Lawmakers Should Be at Least as Thoughtful About Abortion as Women Are

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
M. Tracey Brooks

California and Hawaii have continued to proactively protect women's health by passing laws that respect a women's decision-making process around abortion, and New York is poised to do the same.

Weekly Pulse: What Would Jesus Insure?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christian groups are trying to create a run around health care reform by setting up alternative, unreg...

Weekly Pulse: Nebraska's Sweeping Abortion Ban on Colision Course with Supreme Court

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, Nebraska's Republican governor Dave Heineman signed a sweeping new law that criminalizes al...

Are Black Children An "Endangered Species"?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The black community is the frequent testing ground for bad legislation and restrictive medical policies. But this time, according to sponsors and anti-abortionists, its purpose is to stop discrimination -- before birth.

Weekly Pulse: Obama Signs Health Reform Bill, Backlash Begins

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washingt...

(VIDEO) Stupak Wants An Apology. But Will He Also Offer One?

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jodi Jacobson

Congressman Bart Stupak (D-MI) does not garner a lot of sympathy among American women these days.  In fact, quite the opposite.  And his (li...

Health Care Reform: Deep Twitter Thoughts on The Health Care Vote

Katie Halper | Posted 03.22.2010 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Stupak is like a boyfriend who starts saying all the right stuff after you've decided to break up with him.

Weekly Pulse: Nun Excommunicated for Approving Lifesaving Abortion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A nun in Phoenix, Arizona was excommunicated for approving a lifesaving abortion. Sister Margaret McBr...

Kildee, Stupak Face Off In Countdown To House Health Care Vote

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) wants pro-life Dems to join him in voting against the Democrats' health care bill unless there are significant abortion res...

Hypocrisy Watch: Yet Another Legislator of Morality to Resign Over Affair with Staffer

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Yet another in a lengthening line of legislative moralizers will resign today as a result of his own hypocrisy. Today's example is Congressman Mark So...

On Women's Rights, Democrats Should Stand Up, Not Back Down

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reshma Saujani

I was among the millions of American women shocked to learn that a majority of pro-choice Democrats in the House had voted to take away my reproductive rights.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Tells Legislature: Stop Wasting Money on Unconstitutional Laws

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

After repeatedly introducing laws that violate the constitutional rights of women seeking reproductive health care, the Oklahoma legislature continues to waste taxpayer time and money.

Profile Of A Teen Mother

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

I see a lot of teenage girls having kids, and it's not until you have your child and you're taking care of your child that you understand that it's really not about you anymore, that you're living for somebody else. I just feel like wait, if you can, just wait-until it's the right time for you.

Abortion Doctor Suspended After Philadelphia Raid: 'Deplorable' Conditions Reported At Kermit Gosnell's Office

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — Federal agents raided a clinic where abortions are performed and found "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions, including blood on...

Weekly Pulse: Bayh-Partisanship=Giving Your Seat to a Republican

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger You will be shocked, shocked to hear that a Blue Dog Democrat who made a career out of undermining his...

Sex Ed in Utah

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

My legislative district in St. George, Utah, is conservative, and I am conservative. Yet, I am running legislation to promote contraceptive education. Why? Well, I'll tell you.

Pro-Choice License Plate Advocated In Virginia: Supporters Threaten Lawsuit

AP | By DENA POTTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the "Choose Life" license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they...

Obama Can't Make Eye Contact With Abortion Rights

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.

Ante-up Ladies.

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenna Henry Hansen

Affordable, quality health care for all Americans sounds like a brilliant idea. However, the language of the Stupak amendment cuts a woman's access to affordable, comprehensive medical coverage, including reproductive health services like abortion.

How Will SCOTUS Decision Affect Corporate Media?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

CBS' blatantly hypocritical decision has sparked intense controversy and brought new light to the shadowy world of corporate media policy governing political or issue-advocacy commercials.

Anti-Abortion Amendment Revealed: Democrat Senator Ben Nelson Introduces New, Stricter Language

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With time growing short, Senate Democratic liberals are seeking expansion of two large federal programs, Medicare and Medicaid, as ...

Conservative Catholic College Rejects Birth Control

Reproductive Justice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

Belmont Abbey College argued in court that it was a secular institution in order to receive state funds, but then removed birth control from its employee health care plan. Their reason? The Catholic Church.

Stepping Up the Pressure: The Archbishop Comes to the Abortion Clinic

Reproductive Justice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

Every woman has different life circumstances. Every pregnancy produces different challenges. Who is more able to assess the moral validity of every woman's abortion? I certainly don't think it's the Archbishop.

Abortion Rights Groups Scramble In Stupak Amendment's Wake

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights groups, outflanked and outnumbered in the health debate, are scrambling to regain lost ground after the House passe...

The "Born Alive" Myth: Tale Turned Political Tool

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The substitution of "baby" for "fetus" in the debate over born-alive bills is just another way for opponents of abortion to derail the abortion debate by blurring the lines between abortion and infanticide.