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Illegal Abortions

Women Who Get Abortions Are Already Punished

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women

Yesterday in uterus-policing news, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked Donald Trump a probing question about whether women who seek abortions should be pun...

This Is About Abortion

Annie Brothers | Posted 03.16.2016 | Women
Annie Brothers

I don't want to make that choice for another woman and I don't want someone to make it for me. What I do want is more handholding, more support, more love, more compassion, more space for grief and anything and everything else that comes up.

The Bad Old Days: Abortion in America Before Roe v. Wade

David A. Grimes | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
David A. Grimes

As a young doctor, I removed a rubber catheter from the uterus of a woman with fever of 106 degrees. A dietitian in a nearby city had inserted the catheter through her cervix to induce an abortion.

My Rape; My Illegal Abortion; My Almost Dying: Reflections from 1968

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

I don't want a single other woman to have to endure what I went through -- both physically and emotionally. My story is only one of so many/too many of those days when abortion was illegal, and women lost their lives and their fertility. Let this not happen to our country again.

The Gulf: Can We Bring Empathy Back Into Politics?

Farai Chideya | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Farai Chideya

America is too big to wrap your brain around, at least all at once. So, apparently, is the GOP.

The Politics of Abortion

Barbara Kraft | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Barbara Kraft

I count myself among the millions of women and men outraged by Missouri Senator Todd Akin's unbelievable and absolutist anti-abortion remarks regardin...

Argentina: 500,000 Reasons To Legalize Abortion

Vanessa Alejandra Rivera de la Fuente | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Vanessa Alejandra Rivera de la Fuente

As a teenager, I chose to become a mom. In November, I chose, with the same commitment, to march with other women to support the motion to decriminalize abortion. I want women to be able to seek help openly and without shame. The hypocrisy is killing us.

Laura Bassett

39 Years Later, Roe v. Wade Still Under Siege | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court voted to protect a woman's right to have an abortion in the early stages of her pregnancy. Before the landmark ...

News You May Have Missed (PHOTOS): Week In Review, Nov. 14-20

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Protesters seemed to run rampant in the third week of November 2010, with ongoing massive demonstrations taking place not just in Greece and Thailand,...

Brazil's Mornings After

Angela Heimburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Angela Heimburger

For many Brazilian women facing the consequences of unintended pregnancy what appears to be a progressive environment is not always the reality.