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Dangerous Claims That Abortion Is Genocide

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The anti-abortion right wing is hard at work trying to drive a wedge into communities of color. A conspiracy theory -- which alleges that abortion amounts to genocide perpetrated by white people on minority communities -- is gathering steam.

Is There a True Limited Government Standard in the G.O.P.?

Susan Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Bevan

The repeal of DADT put a stop to big government at its worst -- and most intrusive. But what about when government tries to restrict the private medical choices of women?

Honoring Elizabeth Edwards: Standing With Women And Families

Anu Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anu Kumar

It's worth acknowledging that what Fred Phelps does is just an extreme example of what society does to women on a daily basis. Any woman who shows independent agency in her childbearing decisions is open to questions and even vilification.

Protect the Reproductive Health of Women in Our Military

Kirsten Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kirsten Moore

It is disconcerting that a woman serving our country would have to make the decision about ending her pregnancy based on where she is deployed, or whether the has the money and ability to fly home.

Black Abortion: Genocide or Uplift?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

2010-11-30-Screenshot20101130at6.46.43PM.jpgAs a volunteer who escorts patients into an abortion clinic to "fend off" protesters, I routinely meet the people who compare abortion to slavery and worse.

Argentina's Slow Tango With Women's Lives

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marianne Mollmann

Any law that labels abortion a crime, even if it allows for exceptions, in practice makes it complicated, if not impossible, to get access to health- and life-preserving abortions. This is the situation in Argentina.

Black Church Denounces Anti-Abortion 'Genocide' Lies (VIDEO)

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Reproductive Justice

The black church has the moral authority to confront the outrageous lies about abortion perpetrated by this campaign and to bear witness to the fact that, for women, freedom must include reproductive options.

Choice Still a Winning Issue With Women Voters

Sue Dunlap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sue Dunlap

Candidates can't pretend that they're engaging women voters without discussing health care -- and they can't pretend that they're discussing health care without addressing reproductive health.

When Women Don't Vote, Extremists Win

Terry O'Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

At least eight candidates currently on today's ballot are on record saying that if elected, they will work to eliminate abortion rights, even in cases of rape, incest or to protect a woman's health.

Gardner Not Talking Social Issues In Colorado's 4th

Jesse Benn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Benn

With the focus on a struggling economy social issues have taken a backseat this election season in Colorado's 4th Congressional District. There has be...

WATCH: Democrats Blast Republican Opponents For Anti-Choice Views

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While touting ultra-conservative values is a benefit in some states, Illinois has been moderate for many years. Now, some vulnerable Democrats are usi...

Lebanon, PA: Where Two Halves Collide

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Pregnancy has no middle position, and when you are only 17, no good options.

Kid Gloves and the Abortion Debate

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

It's unfortunate that the Christian ultra-right has hijacked the abortion debate, because in reality this isn't a metaphysical question at all; it can be argued from the point of view of almost pristine logic.

I Don't Care About Apathy

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

How does the media hype stack up to what actually happened? 98 percent of incumbents were nominated, not exactly "anti-incumbency fever."

Where's the Woman? (VIDEO)

Kierra Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kierra Johnson

"Fetal personhood" initiatives intend to separate the pregnant woman from her fetus, thereby making the woman -- her experiences, her rights -- virtually impossible to find.

Amanda Terkel

Growing Number Of GOP Candidates Oppose Abortion In Cases Of Rape, Incest

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While much of the 2010 election is focused on the economy, there's another issue quietly simmering which underscores a shift in the Republican Party: ...

What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Office of State Attorney General

Christine Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Bronstein

Until recently I had no idea how much control the Attorney General has over my uterus. As Attorney General, Kamala Harris will make choice a priority in her administration.

Anti-choice v. Anti-life: Why Some Political Terms Catch Fire and Others Don't

Juliette Fretté | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Fretté

Words are never just words. Subtle distinctions can make all the difference when conceptualizing important meanings, especially in the personal and the political realm.

The Stay-at-Home Feminist

Juliette Fretté | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliette Fretté

Above all, men and women can be anything they want to be, and that is the true goal and legacy of the feminist movement.

Weekly Pulse: Anti-Masturbation Crusader Christine O'Donnell is Master of Her Domain

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christine O'Donnell is master of her domain. The deeply conservative Tea Party darling won the Repu...

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on Sex Ed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on SexEd by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Women on along U.S.-Mexico bord...

Palin Criticizes Obama On Abortion

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama the most pro-abortion president ever Thursday and mocked Florida's governor for c...

Bill Brady Tones Down Anti-Abortion Rhetoric

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since he won the Republican primary, Bill Brady has gone from being a relatively unknown downstate senator to the frontrunner in the race for Illinois...

San Francisco Values Clarified

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

We have become a nation of lazy thinkers. The unreality of "San Francisco Values" fits the same tone here in that people will choose to believe what a "celebrity" tells them.

McInnis Said He Had "Zero Rating by NARAL;" Talk-Radio Host Should Set Record Straight

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I love it when any candidate (Democrat, Republican, or American Constitution Party) tells a reporter to prove him wrong and the reporter proceeds to prove him wrong.