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Send a Coat Hanger to an Anti-Choice Democrat

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

We're urging you to sign a petition to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid regarding the 20 formerly pro-choice men who voted for the virulently anti-choice Stupak Amendment last Saturday.

Best Political Halloween Costumes: Put Your Costume Where Your Mouth Is

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Wear a fancy suit with a top hat and a cane. Stuff yourself with pillow so you look as bloated as possible. Wear a dollar sign around your neck (you can make it out of tin foil.) You're... Too big to fail.

Shocked -- Or Not? New Data Shows Abortion Quite Common In Most Red States

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

New data confirms that abortions tend to happen more often in big, blue states, but also that abortion is quite common in red states where anti-choice is strongest.

Abortion in Health Care Reform: The Fight is Far From Over

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

The so-called Stupak Amendment is an outrageous denial of choice to women, dictated behind the scenes by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and their army of lobbyists.

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.

Ryan Grim

Read The Abortion Compromise In Harry Reid's Senate Health Care Bill | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The health care reform package unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Wednesday night bars the use of federal funds for abortion servi...

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.

Catholic Church Shows Its Influence In Health Care Fight

Wall Street Journal | Peter Wallsten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Injecting itself aggressively into the health-care debate, the Roman Catholic Church in America has emerged as a major political force with the potent...

Anti-Choice Groups Raking in Dough by Promoting Civil Rights of Zygotes

Megan Carpentier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Carpentier

If the anti-choice movement has its way, the moment one sperm eats its way through an egg's outer shell would be the last moment in human development that wouldn't be covered by the Constitution. Unsurprisingly, it's a rather lucrative racket.

Dr. Carhart, Under Threat From "Domestic Terrorist Network," Abandoned by Federal Marshalls

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Dr. Carhart lost his federal marshal protection two weeks ago, much to the alarm of pro-choice leaders, leaving him vulnerable at a time when anti-choice violence has been escalating.

Just the Facts, Sir: The False Dichotomy of Catholics vs. "Pro-choice" on Common Ground

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

The assertion that unless Obama bows to the most conservative Catholic position he will lose widespread support is a scare tactic of the right.

Waldman: Still Not Getting It...

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

If women have true choices, increased access to and support for adoption services will not dramatically affect the rate of abortions.

Waldman and Saletan: Oh, What a Fine Bromance!

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Waldman suggests we set up a Presidential commission to study the "sacredness of sex" and that the President start to talk about this as part of his platform. If I want the government to tell me how and what to think about sex, I'll buy a plane ticket to Afghanistan and live under the original Taliban.

Common Ground: What Does the Far Right Get? Or, Who Wins and Who Loses?

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

What women need is both access to contraception that addresses their changing needs throughout their lifecycle and access to safe abortion services.

"Anonymous" Republican Senator Obstructs Resolution to Condemn Clinic Violence

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Yesterday, a Republican Senator used his power to put a "hold" on a Senate Resolution originally condemning violence against women's health providers, thereby blocking any vote on the resolution.

Note to Women: Don't Think! Ross Douthat Is Here to Do It For You

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Women, take off your shoes, get knocked up, and go back to the kitchen, 'cause Ross will tell us everything we need to know and the world will be a better place.

Catholics for Choice Protest Appointment of Anti-choice Advocate to Senior Position at HHS

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

The appointment yesterday of Alexia Kelley as Director of Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the Department of Health and Human Services marks "a defeat for reason and logic."

Why I Wear the Penny: A Planned Parenthood Clinic Escort's Reaction to the Tiller Murder

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Notte

My sister is a grown woman who, at some point, may need one of the many services Planned Parenthood has to offer. If she felt that someone might try to deny her access to these services, I would like her to know that her big brother will always be there to clear a path.

Don't Give the Right Wing a Win on Obama's Nominees

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

The right wing has made these nominees their test case on how to derail President Obama's efforts to put qualified persons in key posts. Our goal is to make sure they fail this test.

Catholic Extremists Swiftboat Sebelius

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The Catholic Church may refer to pro-choice politicians as extremists but the majority of Catholic congregants agree with pro-choice politicians like Sebelius on reproductive issues.

Redefining the Question of Choice

Lindsey Horvath | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Horvath

In order to truly create a "pro-life" society, we must be willing to support the children who are born into it.

Bush, Our Ex-Boyfriend

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Bush is the ex-boyfriend we've finally gotten out of our life only to discover he left an unpleasant souvenir, like an STD. A particularly nasty strain too, in the form of new HHS regulations.

Before the Next Debate: Reach People Who Don't Know the Real McCain

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

I was in a deep conversation with some Brave New Films supporters recently. They were enthusiastic about the value of our videos in spreading the tru...

NRLC Recycles Debunked Born Alive Attacks

Emily Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Douglas

The NRLC plans to air a radio ad nationwide charging that Obama is "responsible for killing a bill to provide care and protection for babies who are born alive after abortions."