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Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs Love Their Children too

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Liked or disliked, cases of drug using pregnant women have huge legal implications for all pregnant women -- potentially setting a devastating precedent that could establish special, separate legal rights for the fetus.

Reproductive Fraud? Sham Pregnancy Centers Face Pushback

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

It's increasingly difficult to figure out which of the numerous organizations claiming to offer "reproductive health services" actually provide termination referrals and which are merely sham clinics established by right-wing religious activists.

Does Being Pro-Choice Mean I Have to Support Michelle Duggar?

Lilit Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lilit Marcus

I support Michelle's right to have as many kids as she wants to, but I'll tell you what I don't support -- the effects her choices have on other people, namely her kids.

Putting your money where your mouth is: Supporting women across the aisle

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Will 2010 go down in history as the "Anti-Year of the Woman?" Given the track record for women candidates already this year, I would say it's a disti...

Weekly Pulse: Prostate Health is Girly and Other Health Care Paradoxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week's health care news was full of mind-bending paradoxes: Prostate health is girly, abstinence-...

NPR Bans 'Pro-Life,' 'Pro-Choice' Phrases

DailyFinance | JEFF BERCOVICI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you're like most people, you talk about the abortion debate using a couple of simple, concise terms whose meaning we can all pretty much agree on (...

You Can Be Pro-Choice Politically And Be A Pro-Life Advocate In Your Community

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

As a Christian, you can support choice politically and for those children that are already here you can choose to be a pro-life advocate for them to live life abundantly.

Sarah Palin's brand of "feminism" hurts women and further divides country

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I wanted to share an incredibly important piece about Sarah Palin with you. Originally posted on WCF's Women and Politics blog, this post echoes the s...

Respect Life? Gimme a Break.

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

Protect life? Respect life? Gimme a break. The very people who prescribe life more than often also prescribe death. And like death row, healthcare, or the dearth thereof, continues to take American lives.

Weekly Pulse: Obama Signs Health Reform Bill, Backlash Begins

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washingt...

Christians and Health Care Reform: No Baby Killers Here

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

When Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) shouted "baby-killer" during Rep. Bart Stupak's (D-MI) speech during the health insurance reform vote last Sunday, American political debate reached a new low.

Weekly Pulse: Nun Excommunicated for Approving Lifesaving Abortion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A nun in Phoenix, Arizona was excommunicated for approving a lifesaving abortion. Sister Margaret McBr...

A Universal Win: Universal Health Care Means Less Abortion and More Choice

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

Now we know -- universal health care coverage may lead to a reduction in the abortion rate, confirming what many have long suspected but have never before been able to prove in the United States.

Kildee, Stupak Face Off In Countdown To House Health Care Vote

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) wants pro-life Dems to join him in voting against the Democrats' health care bill unless there are significant abortion res...

My Congressman, Bart Stupak, Has Neither a Uterus Nor a Brain

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Hey, Bart. If you really want to reduce abortions, ask yourself this: Why does godless France, where abortion is nearly free (it's covered by their universal health insurance), have 20% fewer abortions per capita than we do?

Hypocrisy Watch: Yet Another Legislator of Morality to Resign Over Affair with Staffer

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Yet another in a lengthening line of legislative moralizers will resign today as a result of his own hypocrisy. Today's example is Congressman Mark So...

Obama Threatens Pro-Choice Democratic Women For Standing Up for Choice

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager is threatening to primary Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin if she defends a woman's right to choose from Ben Nelson's assault in the Senate.

On Women's Rights, Democrats Should Stand Up, Not Back Down

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reshma Saujani

I was among the millions of American women shocked to learn that a majority of pro-choice Democrats in the House had voted to take away my reproductive rights.

Will Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Experience Sexist Attacks?

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I would bet dollars to donuts that Kagan will be raked over the coals and accused of lacking experience -- simply because she's a woman.

Reproductive Rights and the Divine Feminine

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anne Hill

Already impatient with the slow pace of health care reform, many women are now furious that conservatives in Washington have once more made women's reproductive rights a pawn in their power game.

The Most Essential Right of All

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Not every child will be planned. But every child should be wanted. It should be the most fundamental right there is.

Surprised About Blanche Lincoln's Fight for Survival? I'm Not

Ellen Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Malcolm

I've been asked repeatedly about Senator Lincoln's political troubles and what, if anything, EMILY's List will be doing to help her win a third term in 2010. My answer? Nothing.

A Bond of Death

Brianne Kraus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brianne Kraus

What I realize is that though we don't agree on much, we do agree on the most important thing. Choice. Recognition. Dignity. For all women.

Angie Jackson Live-Tweets Her Abortion (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith and Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See video below* Florida resident Angie Jackson, known on her blog as Angie the Anti-Theist, rocked the blogosphere on February 22 when she decided ...

Profile Of A Teen Mother

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

I see a lot of teenage girls having kids, and it's not until you have your child and you're taking care of your child that you understand that it's really not about you anymore, that you're living for somebody else. I just feel like wait, if you can, just wait-until it's the right time for you.