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How Can Anti-Choice Lawmakers Oppose Public Policies That Would Reduce Abortion?

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M. Tracey Brooks

Anti-choice elected officials, who work against keeping abortion safe, legal and accessible, are often the same lawmakers who vote down legislation that is critical to strengthening society.

Contrary to the Myth, Abortion is NOT the Most Controversial "Choice" Issue: Words of Caution for Elena Kagan

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

What is the most controversial thing a female candidate can say?
A) I had an extramarital affair.
B) I am gay.
C) I do not want to have children.

Demographics of Abortion: Race, Poverty and Choice

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Now we know that the link between poverty and abortion is deepening, just as state lawmakers are pushing laws to limit access to abortion.

Baltimore Becomes First City in US to Require Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Admit They Don't Provide Abortion

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

A new law took effect earlier this year in Baltimore compelling Christian pregnancy ministries to post signs that say that they do not provide or refer for birth control or abortion.

Weekly Pulse: Kagan Hearings: Gags, God, Guns, and Gays

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings kicked off on Monday. Her nomination has been met by...

Oklahoma Gives Right-to-Life Doctors the Right to Lie

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

Hippocrates is turning over in his grave.

Pakistani Abortion Hotline Faces Violent Opposition From Islamic Groups

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Rachel Shields, The Independent An abortion hotline which has been set up in Pakistan is facing violent opposition. Islamic groups and political ...

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to ...

The F Word: Good Enough for Oklahoma, How About Goldman?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Democrats in D.C. are going about this regulation thing all wrong. Want to get Republican buy-in? Give Republicans the kind of regulation they like. As usual in U.S. politics, the states provide the road map.

Weekly Pulse: What Would Jesus Insure?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christian groups are trying to create a run around health care reform by setting up alternative, unreg...

Bumper Stickers' Platitudes

Carol Hoenig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Hoenig

The other day as I was pulling out of a parking lot, a parked car with the bumper sticker, "Aren't you glad your mother was pro-life?" got my attentio...

Overcoming Stigma: Dead NFL Players, Suicidal Veterans, and Emotional Women

Aspen Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aspen Baker

Across the spectrum of our mental health issues, we face similar reactions from the very people who should feel a shared sense of responsibility for our mental health -- deny, defend and attack.

Feminism in the Wake of 'Ladies' Night' Is...Complicated

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Being a feminist and being against reproductive freedoms means you are not a feminist. You can say you're a Mets fan, but if you only want the Yankees to win -- you're not a Mets fan.

The Oxymoron of the Sarah Palin "Conservative Feminism" Brand

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

True feminism means giving women choices. Anything else is silly putty feminism -- stretching the word far beyond all meaning and recognition.

Weekly Pulse: Nebraska's Sweeping Abortion Ban on Colision Course with Supreme Court

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, Nebraska's Republican governor Dave Heineman signed a sweeping new law that criminalizes al...

I Feel Your Pain Even When You Can't: Another Assault on a Woman's Right to Choose

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Let us stop the charade. Pain is not a viable measure to determine when an abortion is acceptable.

The F Word: Solving a Problem Like Stupak

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Retiring House Representative Bart Stupak is the most prominent face of a big problem for progressives within the Democratic party: what to do about the conservadems?

It's All About "Choice" -- On Both Sides of the Abortion Issue

M. Tracey Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
M. Tracey Brooks

Sarah Palin made a choice. Pam Tebow made a choice. Being pro-choice means we are glad they made the decision that was best for them. We simply want others to have those same choices as well.

Health Care Reform Is the Law of the Land: But What's in It for Women?

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Since the historic health care bill became law, the conversation has slowly begun to change. Many people I talk to in my travels are asking a practical question: How does the health care law affect women?

Are Black Children An "Endangered Species"?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The black community is the frequent testing ground for bad legislation and restrictive medical policies. But this time, according to sponsors and anti-abortionists, its purpose is to stop discrimination -- before birth.

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-...