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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.

Abortion Doctor Suspended After Philadelphia Raid: 'Deplorable' Conditions Reported At Kermit Gosnell's Office

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — Federal agents raided a clinic where abortions are performed and found "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions, including blood on...

Sex Ed in Utah

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

My legislative district in St. George, Utah, is conservative, and I am conservative. Yet, I am running legislation to promote contraceptive education. Why? Well, I'll tell you.

Pro-Choice License Plate Advocated In Virginia: Supporters Threaten Lawsuit

AP | By DENA POTTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the "Choose Life" license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they...

Parental Notification Laws for Abortion Cause Physical and Emotional Harm

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Reproductive Justice

Illinois is aggressively seeking to enforce the Illinois Parental Notification of Abortion Act. It is imperative to put an end to the threat of parental notification in Illinois.

What's Wrong With Arizona Lawmakers?

CC Goldwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
CC Goldwater

Local government interference has eroded women's legal rights to choose when and how they reproduce -- the omnibus abortion law creates substantial burdens on some pregnant women.

Choose Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

There is something I've been thinking about for quite a while but wasn't ready to blog about until I read, on The New York Times online, about the guy...

What Would Jesus Do?

Ian Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Squires

While considering what kind of relationship Scott Roeder and Dr. Tiller each have with Jesus Christ, I wonder: WWJD if He went to medical school? I think he'd probably become an abortion doctor.

Why Is CBS in Bed With the Religious Right on Super Bowl Sunday?

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Rowe

After accepting an anti-abortion commercial from an evangelical organization, CBS rejected a humor-driven commercial from a gay dating site in which two apparently straight men make out as they celebrate a touchdown.

Obama Can't Make Eye Contact With Abortion Rights

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.

Women's Realities: What Do You Want Others To Understand About Your Experience Of Abortion?

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

The choice to have an abortion can be heartbreaking, but if we lived in a society without the ability to make that choice, imagine how much more heartbreak there would be.

Ruth Proskauer Smith Dead: Reproductive Rights

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Ruth Proskauer Smith, a reproductive rights pioneer, has died at the age of 102. In 1969, Smith helped form the first steering commi...

37 Years After Roe, Abortion Access Attacked in Kansas Courtroom

Janet Crepps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Crepps

Allowing a voluntary manslaughter option negates the Supreme Court's constitutional protection of abortion rights and is an invitation to grotesque and self-serving vigilantism.

Will the Real Pro-Lifer Please Stand Up?

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The Cardinal O'Connor nominating committee's decision to honor George W. Bush as a hero of its cause tells us a lot about the crisis now facing the pro-life movement.

Ruth Proskauer Smith, 1907-2010

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelli Conlin

Ruth Proskauer Smith, a founding hero of the reproductive rights movement, died last night at 102 years of age. As we celebrate today the anniversary...

Can You Hear Us Now? Leadership Needed on the 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

On Roe v. Wade's 32nd anniversary five years ago, we urged progressive leaders to articulate and defend a clear, comprehensive, and moral vision for r...

New Report: 2009 a Mix of Highs and Lows for Pro-Choice Americans

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

A new report arrives as Congress continues to debate abortion coverage in health-care reform, reflecting a mix of progress and setbacks for choice across the country.

Why Brown Is Not the Pro-Life Candidate In Massachusetts Senate Race

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

How is the defeat of health care a pro-life position? A recent study from Harvard Medical School claims 40,000 Americans die on average every year as a consequence of having no health insurance.

Rumble in Little Rhody: Patrick Kennedy Takes On The Bishop And The Church's Moral Myopia

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Providence Bishop Tobin's barring Patrick Kennedy from receiving communion is an assault on the separation of church and state now enshrined in the First Amendment and the Kennedy legacy itself.

Harvard Stands Up to Stupak

Leah Reis-Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah Reis-Dennis

Watch out, America's politicians, students are back on the streets. We voted last year because of Obama, and you have just given us a reason to vote next year.

And Once Again, It's Abortion

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a comprehensive health care plan for the United States -- a plan that will cover 96% of Americans. That is a victory for women.

Abortion in Health Care Reform: The Fight is Far From Over

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

The so-called Stupak Amendment is an outrageous denial of choice to women, dictated behind the scenes by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and their army of lobbyists.

Misremembering Dr. Tiller: How Law & Order Got It Wrong

Nancy Northup | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Northup

The show's recent character, Dr. Benning, provides abortions later in pregnancy, like Dr. Tiller, and was shot in his church after surviving a prior shooting, like Dr. Tiller. There the similarities end.

Stepping Up the Pressure: The Archbishop Comes to the Abortion Clinic

Reproductive Justice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

Every woman has different life circumstances. Every pregnancy produces different challenges. Who is more able to assess the moral validity of every woman's abortion? I certainly don't think it's the Archbishop.

'Wanted Child': Sotomayor Phrase May Hint At Opinion On Abortion Rights

True/Slant | Katie Klonick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the recent New Yorker story on Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Lauren Collins slips in an un-reported quote from the newest justice, which minority senat...