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Change the Constitution? Just Say NO!

Marj H. Adler | Posted 01.06.2013 | Miami
Marj H. Adler

Even if you're tired of the rhetoric, disappointed in your candidate, or just daunted by the length of the line or the ballot, please get to the polls to protect the rights of Florida's women and girls.

Laura Bassett

Florida Ballot Measure Would Wipe Reproductive 'Privacy' From State Constitution

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

Florida voters on Tuesday will decide on a ballot measure that would remove women's right to reproductive "privacy" from the state's constitution, wea...

There Is Something Wrong With This Picture

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

What is so amazing to me is that people like Todd Akin, and other men who preach the civic virtue of limited government in the private lives of citizens, seem all too willing to insert government into the most intimate private lives of women.

Changing Course on the Hyde Amendment

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld bans in public funding and insurance coverage of abortion in three separate cases. Since then, these decisions have left millions of women unable to access legal healthcare when they need it.

The GOP's New Sneak Attack On Abortion

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

A group of congressional Republicans are pushing a bill to put key health care decisions in the hands of the states, rather than the federal governmen...

What Komen v. Planned Parenthood Teaches Us About Abortion Stigma

Anu Kumar | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Anu Kumar

Would so many individuals -- 'Racers for the Cure' and celebrities alike -- rise up in protest? My guess is no, they would not -- and this is the power of the stigma around abortion. When access to health care is limited by money or geography, we cannot afford to limit it further with politics.

Defining Rape

Wendy Pollack | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Wendy Pollack

The Justice Department's expanded definition of rape is a positive step in recognizing all of its victims and the brutality of the crime, and in holding perpetrators accountable.

Anti-Abortion Effort Blocked By Own Amendment

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters/Kathy Finn) - Henry Hyde, a champion of the anti-abortion movement, might turn over in his grave if he knew that a provision ...

Laura Bassett

Louisiana Republican Aims To Overturn Roe v. Wade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

The Louisiana state legislature is considering a bill that would make performing an abortion a criminal offense, including in cases of rape and incest...

The GOP's Pro-Abortion Stand

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As evidenced by the budget showdown that took place last week in Washington, the Republican Party is doing everything in its power to ensure that there are more abortions than ever in the years to come.

GOP War on Women Goes Global

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

These cuts to basic services benefiting the poor, and particularly poor women, will not reduce the deficit, will not create jobs, and will not improve the future prospects of the United States.

On Abortion: Overturn Hyde

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Half of all pregnancies are unplanned. At least a third of U.S. women have abortions. Polls show that the majority of Americans -- over 60% by any mea...

Steve King Offers Graphic Description Of 'Dismemberment'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a new step Tuesday in his campaign to limit abortion access, asking a witness testifying at a House hearing on H.R. 3, t...

Small Government vs. the Big A of Abortion

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

While Egyptian citizens are demanding democracy, we, who have all the democracy we need, are not protesting at all as some in Congress try to force radical anti-abortion bills on the American public.

Amanda Terkel

House GOP Ramps Up Efforts To Restrict Abortion Access

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite campaigning on a platform of creating jobs and boosting the economy, some of the first pieces of legislation Republicans have ta...

A Right Denied: The Hyde Amendment Violates Women's Civil Rights

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are reminded of his poignant words that a "right delayed is a right denied." This is as true for reproductive rights as it is for other civil and human rights.

Weekly Pulse: DADT, Vampire Bees, and Other Hazards to Your Health

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Dr. Kenneth Katz recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Health...

John Nichols, Terry O'Neill On 'Bill Moyers': Health Care Overhaul Needs More Reforms (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Moyers tackles health care reform Friday evening on "Bill Moyers Journal" in an interview with journalist John Nichols of The Nation and women's ...

Respect Life? Gimme a Break.

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

Protect life? Respect life? Gimme a break. The very people who prescribe life more than often also prescribe death. And like death row, healthcare, or the dearth thereof, continues to take American lives.

How the People in My District Changed Stupak's Mind and Saved Health Care Reform

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Stupak stood on the floor of the House last night and spoke against the "Stupak Amendment!" Once he got through his medieval meanderings about where babies come from, he gave one helluva speech.

A Flawed Step Forward on Health Care Reform

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We all know how much the media love conflict, and they have fallen in love with the health care debate. To say the process hasn't been pretty would be one of the biggest Washington understatements in years.

Is the Ban on Federally Funded Abortions Constitutional?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Abortion is legal in this country. It should not be exempted from coverage or funding because of religious beliefs.

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...

Children's Books Inspired by the Health Care Debate

Chris Holt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Chris Holt

When that kindergartener tells your child that his/her opinions on single payer insurance and the trigger are "for doodoo heads," it can be a teaching moment. Here are some books to make the current political climate fun!

Protecting a Woman's Right to Choose

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rep. Diana DeGette

Our message is clear: we will not support any final bill that restricts women's access to reproductive health services beyond current law.