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A Call for All Movements to Unite Against the Corruption of Our Democracy

Beth Green | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Beth Green

At no time in recent history have we more needed leadership to counteract the seemingly relentless movement away from decency, honesty and civil liber...

Becoming a Single Mom

Lizz Wilson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Lizz Wilson

The instant I caught of glimpse of that pregnancy test screen, I knew my life was going to change. Starring at the words PREGNANT laid coldly on my ba...

Abigail Disney on Her Powerful New Documentary 'The Armor of Light'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

The first time Abigail Disney, a filmmaker and pro-choice, left-leaning feminist, met with the Rev. Rob Schenck, one of the nation's leading evangelic...

An Open Letter to Ben Carson on Abortion

Monica Bauer | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Monica Bauer

You seem like a sincere person who wants to do the right thing. So I'd like to ask you to think about a couple of things that just maybe no one in your circle has ever discussed with you.

Dear 2016 GOP Presidential Hopefuls: Welcome to Colorado, a Pro-Choice State

Karen Middleton | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Karen Middleton

On behalf of Coloradans - Democrats, Republicans, and Unaffiliated voters alike - I'd like to welcome the 2016 Republican Presidential candidates to our proudly pro-choice state. Support for reproductive rights cuts across party lines here and is an historic, mainstream value.

Religious Liberty and Restoring Access to Abortion

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 10.21.2015 | Religion
Nancy K. Kaufman

Who are the women now affected by Hyde who would regain access to abortion services through the EACH Woman Act?

Bridging the Chasm: An Untold Story of Abortion at the Intersection of Life and Choice

Rachel Waters | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Rachel Waters

When I walked back into the bathroom of my recently purged and lonesome Brooklyn apartment and saw my intuition confirmed with the word "pregnant" in the window of the digital test, I didn't cry or panic. I sat down and called my mom and then my soon-to-be ex-husband to calmly tell them both that I would be scheduling an abortion for the next week.

Clergy Members Say 'Thank God For Abortion Providers' In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.15.2015 | Religion

Few would guess that a religious group assembled outside an abortion clinic was there advocating for women's reproductive rights. Last week in O...

Doctor's 1974 Testimony Shows Just How Dangerous It Is When Abortion Is Illegal

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women

Over 40 years after it was given, one doctor's Congressional testimony offers a chilling reminder of how fatal restricted abortion access can be.&nbs...

Kelsey Grammer Wears Bizarre Anti-Choice Shirt

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

Kelsey Grammer posed in an anti-choice T-shirt from a group with a disturbing message.  Grammer's wife, Kayte, posted a photo of the actor wearin...

Why Pro-Choice Is a Sacred Choice

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Stacey Nelkin

In a recent New York Times article written by Katha Pollitt, she asks those of us who want to keep our rights to have an abortion to speak out. Well, I am a woman who has had two abortions - HEAR ME ROAR!

Why I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Anna Waletzko | Posted 10.01.2015 | College
Anna Waletzko

When will we, as a country, accept that a woman's body is her own? When will we stop policing women's bodies, and start accepting that she is capable of making the decisions for herself?

A GOP Pattern of Vicious Attacks on Planned Parenthood

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Since my GOP friends don't seem to understand how an OB-GYN appointment actually works, let me explain: Planned Parenthood and other primary care providers offer life-saving breast cancer screenings.

Looking for the Brain

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


Two Problems With Pro-Life Politics

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

It injures our politics for one large group of Americans to regard another large group of Americans as bad people. But more than that unfortunate cost, this moral judgment is demonstrably false.

Alabama's Chemical Endangerment Laws: Where the War on Drugs Meets the War on Women

Katherine Koster | Posted 10.05.2015 | Crime
Katherine Koster

The criminalization of drug use during pregnancy as "fetal endangerment" is not a new revelation. But the extent to which pregnant women are being criminalized for drug use is.

Men On Twitter Are Standing Up For A Woman's Right To Choice

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women

Twitter is buzzing today with the voices of men who support women's rights -- specifically, the right to choose.  Activism and advocacy group NAR...

The Day I Took My Frozen Embryo for a Road Trip

Kelly Hedglin Bowen | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Kelly Hedglin Bowen

"Transport it yourself," my doctor said when I ask how physically to move the specimen from the lab up the road to his office. "They charge a hefty delivery fee." What I discovered was retrieving your frozen embryo is, strangely, like running any errand.

No Guilt

Margaret Klaw | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
Margaret Klaw

I am increasingly frustrated by the extremely effective hijacking of this conversation by the anti-choice movement. They have managed to define the debate to such an extent that women who have had abortions hesitate to even admit it.

A Woman's Right at Risk: An Exchange With Katha Pollitt

Dorothy Samuels | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
Dorothy Samuels

Opposition to abortion was one of the ways the Christian right was brought into the Republican Party by conservatives hoping to move the party further right. Now, of course, the tail is wagging the dog.

What A Pro-Choice Woman Really Looks Like

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Danielle Campoamor

There seems to be a carefully crafted, extremely marketable, but ultimately fictitious, idea of what a pro-choice woman looks like. She's believed to be promiscuous. She is irresponsible, unable to take on an ounce of liability for her actions. This picture is false.

There Are Anti-Abortion Stickers On Arizona Science Textbooks

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.21.2015 | Women

An Arizona mother was shocked when her son handed her his biology textbook labeled with an anti-abortion sticker.  Suzanne Young, a New York Time...

How the Left Can Put the Planned Parenthood Debacle Behind It and Restore Integrity to the Abortion Debate

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

I grew up in a strict Catholic home, where there was zero tolerance of an alternative take on abortion. Partially in reaction, I've been pro-choice ...

The Politics of Being a Woman in a "Christian Nation"

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Gina Messina-Dysert

The far right is pitting God against women. Mike Huckabee's support for the decision to deny a 10-year-old rape victim an abortion is just another example in a long history that continues this election season.

A Delicate Balance

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Sister Chittister challenges all of us, both pro-choice and pro-life, to think in broader, more meaningful ways about the issue.