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Dear Ivanka, Good Start, Keep Pushing...

Susan Bevan | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Susan Bevan

For mainstream Republican women, the Party platform, Party record, and Party rhetoric, despite speech points designed to woo "women," are more concerning than ever.

#1 Pro-Choice Anti-Pence Movement Rally Ever

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

Right before George W. Bush came up with the first legitimate reason to burn a book -- a memoir called "The Decider" -- he told NBC anchor Matt Lauer that, as young man, his mother showed him an old jar containing the fetus of her stillborn child.

Pro Choice: When A Day Of Independence is not an option, A Sufferer Should Have The Right To End Dependence

Joseph Cooper | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Joseph Cooper

What if a state legislature were to succeed in essentially obliging a woman to bring a life into being -- no matter how she became pregnant, no matter...

Friday Talking Points -- Ships Leaving A Sinking Rat

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the stream of Republicans fleeing the Donald Trump candidacy becomes a flood, it does seem the appropriate metaphor to use -- the ships are leaving the sinking rat this time, not the other way 'round.

Federal Judge Blocks Florida Law To End Abortion Clinic Funding

Reuters | Amber Ferguson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics

A federal judge has blocked parts of a new Florida law aiming to cut off state funding for preventive health services at clinics that also provide abo...

Un-Trapped: Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Law Limiting Abortion

The Conversation US | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
The Conversation US

The ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstadt will affect states' powers generally to limit women's access to pre-viability abortion: it throws into question the validity of laws in at least 24 other states with similar requirements.

Olivia Wilde Sums Up Why Abortion Access Is So Damn Important

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 06.10.2016 | Women

Matching baby bumps. ✌️ A photo posted by Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde) on Apr 18, 2016 at 11:38am PDT As the host of the Physicians for Repr...

1-800-FAM(ily)-PLAN(ning), INC.

Amy Sewell | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Amy Sewell

The slew of recent articles about abortion has only reinforced the importance of getting our government and its laws off our bodies. The old joke that if men got pregnant, abortions would be handled "drive-through" like at a fast food restaurant -- is no joke.

You Can't Be Truly Feminist If You Don't Want Women to Control Their Own Bodies

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Rebecca Griffin

Feminism's links with reproductive freedom go deeper. It means treating women as human beings rather than baby-making machines. It's recognition that women have talents and skills to offer the world beyond their ability to procreate. You can want women to do better, but you simply can't be a feminist if you won't stand up for reproductive freedom.

Girls, If We Can't Help Each Other, #ThenWhoWill?

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Hate is winning in the US and women and the disadvantaged are often bearing the painful brunt of this movement.

Say It Again: The Anti-Choice Movement Hurts People

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Rebecca Griffin

Punishment is the logical response when you are referring to a medical procedure as murder. And when you smear abortion providers with hyperbolic stories about selling "baby parts," you can't be surprised when people react violently to put a stop to what they are told is horrific violence.

FDA Updates Abortion Pill Label Despite Political Games

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 04.13.2016 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Will this label change make medication abortion more feasible in states facing medically unnecessary, politically motivated restrictions or will politicians with the goal of limiting abortion access just continue to find new ways to restrict access? Time will tell, but this new action from the Food and Drug Administration seems to be a step in the right direction.

Women In Poland Storm Out Of Church Over Proposed Abortion Ban

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.06.2016 | World

This is not your typical Catholic Mass. Dozens of women and a few men walked out of a church service in Gdansk, Poland, on Sunday in protest of the Ca...

The Donald Kicks the Elephant in the Pro-Life Room

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 04.04.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

The Donald has a point: if abortion ought to be illegal, why shouldn't the woman who get one be guilty of a crime? And why hasn't the pro-life movement advocated for punishing a woman who gets an abortion?

In a Sense, Donald Trump Is Correct about Women and Abortions

Mark Baer | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
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Mark Baer

In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.

Abortions Should Never Be Like Russian Roulette

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

There was a great deal of consternation last week when Donald Trump suggested that women who undergo an abortion should be incarcerated. I share that consternation. But I also feel that consternation when Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and other men (always a man, never a woman) suggest that doctors who perform an abortion should be incarcerated.

Criminals or Victims? Donald Trump and the Anti-Abortion Puzzle

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

What is most offensive about the Trump, Cruz, Carson, anti-abortion contention that women who have abortions are "victims" is that it is profoundly dishonest and insulting to the dignity and integrity of women. They should be ashamed.

Trump vs Matthews; Killing Roe vs Wade

Monica Bauer | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Monica Bauer

Framing the argument as pro-life and pro-choice still misses the heart of it. Do we want a government enforcing something that is only called "murder" by some religions and not others, never mind the rights of atheists and agnostics? Do we want Sharia? Do we want the Morality Police?

Punishing Women

Marci Auld Glass | Posted 04.01.2016 | Religion
Marci Auld Glass

I would like to thank Donald Trump. While his race to the White House requires the collapse of civil discourse and rewards breaking what had been seen to be the limits of polite speech, he has, at least, revealed a LIE long told by the anti-abortion/"pro-life" movement.

LGBT Rights and Abortion Rights Are Inseparable

John Lewis | Posted 03.23.2016 | Queer Voices
John Lewis

The Supreme Court will likely issue its decision in Whole Woman's Health the last week of June. LGBT people should care about women's right to safe and legal abortion not only because it's the right thing to do but because our two movements depend on each other.

As An Abortion Provider, I Know Firsthand Why The Right To Choose Matters

Tenessa MacKenzie | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Tenessa MacKenzie

The decision to terminate a pregnancy can be complex, it can be simple, or it can just be what is best for the person in that moment. As a doctor and abortion provider, it is my duty to convey why the right to access safe and legal abortion matters.

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.

5 Women Share What Their Lives Are Like After Having An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.07.2016 | Women

"There's so much loud, heated discussion about abortion in America, but very few voices from women who have had abortions are added to the debate," ph...

Hey Hey, Ho Ho, HB 2 Has Got to Go

Linda Flanagan | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Linda Flanagan

We have traveled from all over the country to show our support for a woman's right to choose. Inside the building, lawyers for The Center for Reproductive Rights engage in high-stakes legal arguments that challenge recent Texas restrictions on abortion.

What Prayerfully Pro-Choice Looks Like

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Rev. Susan Russell

I am a busy parish priest half-way through Lent -- so I quite frankly did not have time this week to write about what it means to be prayerfully pro-choice... again. But the orchestrated efforts to turn back the clock on women's reproductive freedom left me no other principled choice.