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Nancy Pelosi: Women's Rights Facing Greatest Threat In Our Lifetime | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women's reproductive rights are being seriously threatened by the Republican Party, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-C...

Conservative Lawmakers In Many States Pushing For Abortion Curbs

New York Times | ERIK ECKHOLM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newly energized by their success in November's midterm elections, conservative legislators in dozens of states are mounting aggressive campaigns to li...

In Defense Of Only Children

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

Parents are people, too. If they don't want to have more children, the world shouldn't require an explanation from them. It's their family, their lives, and yes, it's their money.

Environmental Futurecast: Six Pressing Environmental Challenges

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The foremost environmental issues in the coming year revolve around air pollution, especially the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. But what about the longer view?

Abortions Soaring Among Young Women In China

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

XI'AN, China — The leaf-strewn median on Eternal Peace Road hides a grim secret: Numerous tiny fetuses lie in unmarked graves dug by women from ...

Is There a True Limited Government Standard in the G.O.P.?

Susan Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Bevan

The repeal of DADT put a stop to big government at its worst -- and most intrusive. But what about when government tries to restrict the private medical choices of women?

Women's Health and Rights: Why US Foreign Policy Matters

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

Progress on women's sexual and reproductive health and rights has always been vulnerable to political whims. U.S. foreign policy affects women oversea...

A Grander View of Evolution, Sans Voodoo

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Vognar

A major reason for global political and personal problems is our misunderstanding of and blind conformity to cultural codes of attraction that reinforce insecurities, fear and social Darwinism.

Another World Food Day, Another Crisis

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Walker

A decade ago, World Food Day was a time to celebrate the progress we were making in reducing global hunger. No longer. Today, World Food Day is a time to get angry, ring alarm bells, and take action.

Governor Christie's Family Planning Veto -- New Jersey's Women Take the Heat

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Gov. Christie vetoed a bill to restore $7.5 million in funding for state family planning services. The funding would have provided lifesaving preventive health care like cancer screenings to women who otherwise cannot afford it.

The Duggar Family Welcomes Home Baby Number 19: What Is Wrong With These People?!

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

You need to look at the oceans. Look at the Gulf oil spill. Look at what we're doing to our world. Look at what we've done to our world because of oil.

Making Divorce a Win-Win Proposition

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

I've always been dismayed by the incredibly nasty fights people have about money when they get divorced. Clearly, there are all kinds of factors tha...

How Can Anti-Choice Lawmakers Oppose Public Policies That Would Reduce Abortion?

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M. Tracey Brooks

Anti-choice elected officials, who work against keeping abortion safe, legal and accessible, are often the same lawmakers who vote down legislation that is critical to strengthening society.

India Cannot Support Population Growth

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Either we control our populations consciously, or nature will do it in a very cruel manner. There is no choice.

What Does Ecuador Have to Do With Seattle?

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ming Holden

Kate Vrijmoet steps back from her spare, dripping portrait of a man standing with bloody stumps for arms, throws back her head, and cackles. "That's so funny!" she crows.

New Jersey's Governor Cuts Women's Health Out of the Budget

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

Christie proposes slashing $7.5 million of funding for women's health and reproductive services, in a move that would undermine basic health care and erode fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the law.

It's All About "Choice" -- On Both Sides of the Abortion Issue

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M. Tracey Brooks

Sarah Palin made a choice. Pam Tebow made a choice. Being pro-choice means we are glad they made the decision that was best for them. We simply want others to have those same choices as well.

Let Women Deliver For Us All

Karl Hofmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karl Hofmann

This study should drive us to do more: to advocate for necessary policy changes and to push for funding increases for maternal health. We know progress is possible.

A Wonderful Surprise: Jen Deaderick's Happy Family

Rebecca Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Walker

We had been thinking of getting married for a while, but in a theorectical, "wouldn't it be nice" way. The cells rapidly dividing in my abdomen made the the plans urgent and tangible.

The Health Care Bill and Women's Health: Wins, Losses, and Challenges

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Some of the provisions in the newly signed health care bill are of particular importance to women. Below is an initial summary of the wins, losses, and remaining challenges for women's health and rights.

Whoa Canada

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzanne Ehlers

Canada did its best this week to act like George W. Bush, excluded family planning from a new maternal health initiative for developing countries it planned to launch at the G8 meeting in June.

In Absurd Move, Canada Drops Family Planning from Maternal Health Plan

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jodi Jacobson

The Canadian government has decided to exclude support for contraceptive programs, supplies, and information from its initiative to save the lives and improve the health of mothers in poor countries.

This International Women's Day Let's Aim to End Maternal Deaths

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Ninety-nine years ago, International Women's Day was founded to honor the accomplishments of women and to press for equality between men and women. Al...

Mullahs Distribute Condoms, Use Quran To Promote Birth Control In Afghanistan

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Some mullahs in Afghanistan are distributing condoms. Others are quoting the Quran to encourage longer breaks between births. Health experts say contr...

Is There a Plague in Mexico City?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Opponents of the soon to be enacted gay marriage law see themselves as fighting a rising tide of rights, following Mexico City's legalization of early abortions in 2007.