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More Fights Ahead On Planned Parenthood After Senate Vote

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the aftermath of the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calls 'Choice' An Empty Concept For Poor Women

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the concept of "choice" is an ephemeral one for low-income women who live in states...

My Unintended Son: I Didn't Intend to Get Pregnant at 21

Tina Plantamura | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Tina Plantamura

I wasn't ready. I did not plan to get pregnant. I was completely uncertain of everything about my future -- my relationship was new, my "career path" took a temporary detour, and my finances were basically nonexistent and nowhere near in order.

Republican Abortion Policy Is Based on Pseudoscience

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

In their attempts to prove the cerebral cortex as unnecessary for pain perception and consciousness, Republicans have lazily attempted to simplify the very nature of how we perceive the world to half-explored "science." With their cowardly simplification of the situation, they will be left behind on the scientific and philosophical journey to the discovery of our deepest truths.

Pseudoscientific Republican Abortion Law Attacks Rape Victims and the Poor

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

The Republican attempts to legislate lies into the science of prenatal consciousness demonstrate GOP's political ineptitude, not its principles. Even with the Republicans' pseudoscientific notions aside, they have refused to adequately consider the impact of their ideology on complex and real families.

Planned Parenthood Attack Campaign: Not Letting the Facts Get in the Way of Your Story

Jon O'Brien | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

The trick of a carnival huckster is to distract you with the right hand so you don't see what the left hand is doing. The firestorm over the latest attack on healthcare provider Planned Parenthood is a classic example of how you can manufacture outlandish claims hidden by a mirage of genuine care and concern.

These 15 States Got A Failing Grade For Reproductive Rights

Bustle | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Bustle

So, which states didn't make the grade? These are the places where women's reproductive rights are the most at risk.

Joining Team IUD

Patrice Bendig | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Patrice Bendig

The thought of my contraception failing and derailing the track I've been on to achieve my goals is devastating. Maybe that makes me selfish, or that I am not prioritizing the right things in life. But that is the beauty of being a young, American woman in the 21st century with access to a variety of contraception options -- it's my choice.

The Trouble With #Theyfeelpain

Kate Blanchard | Posted 06.11.2015 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

The emphasis on pain capability is beneath the complexity of traditional moral theology, and specious for everyone else who isn't a strict utilitarian.

Bill Blocks Crisis Centers From Misleading Women

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Toni G. Atkins

This bill is not about limiting free speech -- it is about empowering patients to make informed decisions about their health based on credible information.

Janie Velencia

Percentage Of Pro-Choice Americans Is Highest Since 2008

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

The percentage of Americans who describe themselves as "pro-choice" is the highest it's been in seven years. According to a Gallup poll published F...

Jeb Bush Lacks Key Presidential Quality

Cody Cain | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

One of the most critical qualities of any president is judgment. Therefore, every candidate seeking this high office must clearly possess sound judgment. This includes the ability to perceive facts correctly and assess situations accurately. This quality is absolutely essential.

Santorum and Pataki Jump In

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As with all the other candidates who have officially thrown their hats in the ring, today we will take a serious look at Santorum and Pataki, and attempt to predict what their chances for victory could be.

Brain Scan

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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I Had An Abortion To Save My Life

xoJANE | Posted 05.22.2015 | Women
xoJANE

Absolutely no one told me what I needed to hear, which was, "It's okay to end this pregnancy, and it's also okay to grieve it."

The Hypocrisy of 'Pro-Life' and the GOP

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In actuality, the GOP conducts itself as a party that stands for life until birth; then one is left to fend for oneself.

Paraguayan 10 Year Old Raped By Stepfather Denied Abortion

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

Government officials in Paraguay denied a 10-year-old girl who was raped and impregnated by her stepfather an abortion, arguing the girl's health is n...

Think the 'Personhood' Issue Is Over? Think Again

Kathleen Turner | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Turner

Last year, Colorado voters defeated by a 2-1 margin a "personhood" amendment that aimed to outlaw all abortions and many forms of birth control. A similar bill in deep-red North Dakota also went down in flames at the ballot box. So that means that abortion rights are safe in America, right? Sadly, no.

Emily Kassie

When It Comes To Abortion Rights, North Dakota Is The 'Canary In The Coal Mine'

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Kassie | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Alison is about to have an abortion. It’s not the first time she’s been to the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota. She came her...

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Americans Are More Ready Than Ever To Elect A Female President

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

Americans of all parties are more ready for a female president than they were four years ago. In New Hampshire, more Republicans are pro-choice than p...

Why the Supreme Court Shouldn't - and Likely Won't - Close Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic

Emma Roth | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Emma Roth

Last Wednesday, Mississippi petitioned the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision that is keeping the state's only remaining abortion clinic open--for now. The clinic is under threat of closure, thanks to a 2012 state law that requires abortion clinic doctors to gain admitting privileges at local hospitals.

I Owe My Life To My Mother's Abortion

Ravishly | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Like millions of other women, my mother could not have known where her anything-but-simple choice would lead her. I'm just grateful it led her to me.

Friday Talking Points -- Sarah Palin, Under the Republican Bus

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The muck in question isn't even Democratic muck. It's purely conservative and Republican mudslinging, at a person who used to be put on a pretty tall pedestal in Republicanland: Sarah Palin.

Laura Bassett

Congressman Changes Position On Abortion After Talking To Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a longtime opponent of abortion, announced in an op-ed on Tuesday that he now supports abortion rights after having talked to ...

A Tale Of Two Movements

Colorlines | Miriam Zoila Pérez | Posted 01.23.2015 | Black Voices

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that opened the door for legal access to abortion in the United State...