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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.

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 | Home
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.