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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 ...

They Aren't Pro-Life, They Are Anti-Choice

Conan Neutron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conan Neutron

I want anybody that cares about what a woman is allowed to do with her body to do one simple thing. Do not let ANYBODY use the term pro-life, ever. If...

The Right to Choose

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Who are you pro-life people kidding? Do you even know what happens in the lives of children whose parents should never have been parents? Do you think...

Elise Foley

Jackie Speier On Sharing Her Abortion Story: 'It Just Overwhelmed Me' | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jackie Speier listened to debate on the House floor on Thursday evening as a Republican Rep. Chris Smith read a long, detailed desc...

Equality Is Choice

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

The Republican Party would like you to think the debate over anti-choice legislation is about valuing life. Rest assured it is not; we all value life. It's about the belief that the rights of an individual should be valued above all else.

New Progressive PAC: If You Want Something Done Right...

Maceo Brown | Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago
Maceo Brown

Moving beyond the limitations of the traditional but arbitrary political divisions such as age, race, and socio-economic class has allowed our membership to define itself based on shared beliefs.

Republicans Renew War on Women

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The new Republican House majority has proposed savage restrictions of women's reproductive rights, another brutal attack in the three-decades-old Republican war on women.

The Republican War Against Women

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Instead of big government policies to ban abortions, how about big government policies aimed at preventing abortions? How about endorsing and releasing federal spending to increase childcare services for adoption?

Planned Parenthood Slammed for Telling the Truth

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah Anthony Libresco

Lila Rose's pro-choice group, Live Action, continues to release videos from their 'sting operations against Planned Parenthood. They're trying to pos...

Republican Abortion Wars: A Handy Club to Beat Democrats With

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Republicans misuse abortion as a polarizing issue to energize their base. They are about to do that again... with a vengeance.

Deceit And Hidden Cameras In The Abortion Debate

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

As a Christian, a pro-lifer and a journalist, I'm ambivalent about the Planned Parenthood hidden camera sting that was perpetrated in New Jersey and reported sporadically by news outlets last week.

Women Are Casualties in High Profile Abortion Fight

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah Anthony Libresco

Activists with no background in medicine may not understand the consequences of their critiques or challenges.

Sanctimonious Sanctity

Ian Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Squires

Even if you interpret it from a pro-life perspective, the US Constitution is not the end-all word of God. Or Allah. Or the Pope. Or even Chris Rock.

A Buddhist View On Abortion And Forgiveness

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

Traditional Buddhism may discourage abortion, but it also discourages imposing rigid moral absolutes.

What Is The Role Of Theology In The Abortion Debate?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

A particular theology can never make a good basis for public policy. Anti-choice advocates believe they are a majority, but their position amounts to religious tyranny all the same.

Saving a Mother's Life: The Case for Abortion

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

I would like to see abortion become rare because women have access to family planning services. But I am worried that Congress will make abortion rare by continuing to whittle away at our rights.

A Pro-Life Prayer On The Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The Vatican's position on birth control causes abortions.

Abortion, American Culture And The Limits Of Law

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

If abortion were to be banned in all 50 states tomorrow, and nothing else I have described were to change, there would still be hundreds of thousands seeking abortions each year in America.

The Quiet Man Who Wrote Roe v. Wade

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

In a rare interview with a reporter, Harry A. Blackmun spoke publicly for the first time about the controversial decision that continues to roil the political waters 38 years later. I know because I was that reporter.

On The Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade, Let's Honor Mothers

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

The Bible supports women's right to reproductive moral decision-making, and I think those who try to use it to deny women's reproductive freedom misuse it.

Conservative Lawmakers In Many States Pushing For Abortion Curbs

New York Times | ERIK ECKHOLM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newly energized by their success in November's midterm elections, conservative legislators in dozens of states are mounting aggressive campaigns to li...

Kansas Republicans Propose New Abortion Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following a request from Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R), conservatives in the state's House of Representatives introduced legislation Wednesday that wo...

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.