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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.

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.

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...

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?

Nebraska Abortion Law: Mental, Physical Screening Required For Women And No Abortion After 20 Weeks

AP | NATE JENKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska could become the first state to require doctors to screen women for possible mental and physical problems before perfor...

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-...

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.

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 (...

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.

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: 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...

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...

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?

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...

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...