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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.

Truth Is Indeed One of the First Casualties of War

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

Despite his carefully nuanced positions, we know that Jim Wallis is anti-choice and opposes access to comprehensive reproductive health services for women.

If You Have Donated To The RNC Since 1991, You Have Funded Abortion

Melinda Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melinda Warner

Using the RNC's logic, every person who has donated money since 1991 has also funded abortions, because a portion went towards the employer's portion of each employee's health care premium.

Stupak Amendment Supported By Many Previously Pro-Choice Democrats

FiveThirtyEight | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When I first learned that the Stupak Amendment, which would prevent abortion from being covered under health care plans included in the health care in...

The "Born Alive" Myth: Tale Turned Political Tool

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The substitution of "baby" for "fetus" in the debate over born-alive bills is just another way for opponents of abortion to derail the abortion debate by blurring the lines between abortion and infanticide.

Day of Action for Women's Health 1/13/2010

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Women (and men) who believe that women's health care should be "safe, fair, and covered," have the opportunity to make their voices heard today by joi...

Pro-Life Pretense

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Obama's still-to-be released common ground agenda in the abortion conflict is already having a profound and largely overlooked effect: it has exposed deep fault lines in the pro-life movement.

The Scarlet Letter Revisited: Sen. Nelson and Abortion Shaming

Sally Steenland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Steenland

It's been a while since we made women stitch scarlet A's to their clothes as one of their many punishments for having babies out of wedlock. That kind...

Another Look at Stupak-Pitts

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Stupak amendment supporters should support a proposal that requires that at least one insurance policy on a state exchange include abortion coverage so long as another, identical policy does not include abortion coverage.

Abortion Rights Groups Scramble In Stupak Amendment's Wake

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights groups, outflanked and outnumbered in the health debate, are scrambling to regain lost ground after the House passe...

Conservative Catholic College Rejects Birth Control

Reproductive Justice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

Belmont Abbey College argued in court that it was a secular institution in order to receive state funds, but then removed birth control from its employee health care plan. Their reason? The Catholic Church.

Peace and Persuasion

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Obama's goal seems to be to appeal to a reasonable group that can talk to, rather than past, each other about abortion. If he's going to succeed, he has to confront those who perceive common ground as a threat.

Oklahoma Abortion Laws Forcing Women To Reveal Their Race And Relationships Spark Court Battles

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — Abortion rights supporters have challenged two new Oklahoma laws that would give the state some of the strictest abortion laws i...

Ex-Kansas Attorney General Subpoenaed In Tiller Murder Trial

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WICHITA, Kan. — Defense attorneys for a man charged with killing one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers have subpoenaed two state ...

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.