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Think Congress's Anti-Choice Legislation Is Extreme? Look at the States.

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The House GOP's attempts to restrict women's rights are for show, yes. But while Congress rattles its saber, pro-choice advocates should not be distracted from the real fights it has inspired in the states.

The Abortion Battle: Is the Pro-Choice Movement Gun-Shy?

Nancy Northup | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Nancy Northup

While the number of anti-choice bills we are tracking this year is similar in number to past years, they are some of the most extreme that we've seen in decades and are passing at a faster rate than in the past.

New Guttmacher Video: Abortion in the United States

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sharon L. Camp

Myths and facts presented out of context are all too common in the U.S. abortion debate. Misinformation extends to even the most basic questions: Who ...

Should Adoption Be a Reproductive Right?

Cristina Page | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Just like women who choose abortion, women who make an adoption plan are subject to shame, coercion, misinformation, unfavorable laws, and the politicization of their choice. It is here that the reproductive rights movement may recognize a role for itself.

Leaving Women No Choice

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

House Resolution 3 represents an unprecedented rollback of women's rights by sneaking in a backdoor provision to reintroduce language that redefines rape. It would be a laughable concept if it weren't so serious.

Setting The Record Straight On The 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act'

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

The truth is that H.R. 3 breaks sharply with longstanding federal abortion policy in ways that could significantly impact people's health insurance and set a precedent that jeopardizes funding for many faith-based organizations.

Dishonoring Mothers With The Sixth Commandment: We Need Reproductive Rights For Mother's Day

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

This Mother's Day, we need to commit to restoring federal funding to ALL the health care needs of mothers, including reproductive health services.

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Movement Targets Black Women In Latest Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

On March 29, Texas-based anti-abortion group Life Always launched a billboard campaign on the South Side of Chicago that features a picture of Preside...

We the People?

Sunil Adam | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam

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Elise Foley

Mike Pence: Spending Deal 'Probably Not Good Enough' To Vote For

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), a leading conservative House Republican, said Sunday he will likely vote against a budget deal to cut about $3...

Elise Foley

GOP Policy Leader: Boehner Will Need Dems To Pass Funding Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- A deal has been reached to keep the federal government running, but not all House Republicans are please...

Elise Foley

House Republican: Keeping Funding From Abortions Is Why We Were Elected

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans won the House in November partially based on a mandate to defund Planned Parenthood, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, head of the conse...

Missouri Senate Passes Bill Putting Restrictions On Late-Term Abortions

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

April 7, 2011 10:55:27 PM KANSAS CITY, April 7 (Reuters) - The Missouri Senate passed a bill on Thursday that would put further restrictions on whe...

WATCH: Bill Maher's New Rule For Pro-Lifers

Posted 06.07.2011 | Comedy

Once again, Bill Maher cuts right to the heart of a big issue with uncanny wit and clarity. In this exclusive preview, Maher suggests a few other...

Small Source Of Comfort: A Conversation With Bruce Cockburn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.01.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Bruce Cockburn recalls when he first started calling himself a Christian in the early '70s: "I wasn't sure exactly what that meant at the time, so I went with the people who claimed they did."

The 'Abortion' Debate Needs to Include Men Who Impregnate Women

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

Every man that becomes intimate with a woman has as much responsibility as she does to consider the possibility of pregnancy and, if unwanted, take the necessary precautions against it.

Amanda Terkel

Indiana Bill Would Force Doctors To Tell Women That Having An Abortion May Lead To Breast Cancer

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters rallied at the Indiana statehouse on Tuesday in opposition to restrictive abortion measures that would, among oth...

Compromising Funding Is Compromising Women's Lives (VIDEO)

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

By Jasmine Burnett, Regional Coordinator for SisterSong Women Of Color Reproductive Justice Collective The Planned Parenthood New York March for Wome...

Amanda Terkel

Pro-Choice Advocates: GOP's Revised Abortion Bill Remains 'Extremely Harmful' To Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After significant public controversy over H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, lawmakers quietly amended the legislation an...

Fetus Set To Testify In Favor Of Anti-Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Christian pro-life group in Ohio is touting their plan to coordinate testimony of a nine-week old fetus -- the "youngest to ever testify" -- in favo...

100,000+ Protest Across America, 3,000 in Denver

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Rallies were held at state capitols in all fifty states on Saturday, bringing out hundreds of thousands of Americans to stand in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin.

Amid Pressure, NYC Anti-Choice Billboard Targeting Black Women and Communities Comes Down

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
C. Nicole Mason

This billboard is only one of the many attacks on reproductive freedom and services for low-income women across the country. We must remain vigilant.

The Top 10 Names for the "Pro-Life," Pro-Cancer, Pro-UTI, Anti-Planned Parenthood Amendment

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Nothing says "sanctity of life" better than cervical cancer, breast cancer, and HIV!

The Grand Old Party of Misogyny

Janine Balekdjian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janine Balekdjian

The GOP's latest efforts appear to be focused on attacking women with no particular rationale. Let's do a quick legislative roundup of the misogynistic free-for-all that our government has devolved into.

Moral Budgets: Wedging Black Women's Bodies Part 1

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malkia A. Cyril

The 2012 budget is a a painful story. Where it cuts and what it spends tells the story of how deep misogyny runs in the United States. Despite high ...