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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...

Is Availability of Contraception a Pro-Life Issue?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

At the dawning of the 21st, Catholicism is still holding out on condoning birth control. Perhaps that is about to change.

Ryan Grim

Read The Abortion Compromise In Harry Reid's Senate Health Care Bill | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The health care reform package unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Wednesday night bars the use of federal funds for abortion servi...

The Health Care-Abortion Issue: An Open Letter To The Catholic Bishops

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Dear Bishops: In our struggle to get health care for all, you saw an opportunity to make sure that American women can't afford abortions, a way to be the deciders for all of us.

Protecting a Woman's Right to Choose

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rep. Diana DeGette

Our message is clear: we will not support any final bill that restricts women's access to reproductive health services beyond current law.

State Gets Go-Ahead To Enforce Controversial Teen Abortion Law

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Just hours after a state board voted Wednesday to allow the enforcement of a long-debated Illinois law requiring a teenage girl's pare...

Another GOP Swipe Against Women

Candace Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Candace Straight

As a Republican, I favor limited government. But the Republican senators who voted against the anti-rape measure ignored common decency and basic human rights.

Common Ground on Abortion, Finally

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

Pro-life Christians and pro-choice political progressives have struck a partnership. Their goal is to reduce the need for and occurrences of abortions in America.

Calling All "Fake" Catholics

Bryan Cones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Cones

Deal Hudson appoints himself the arbiter of what is Catholic, and if you support health care reform that in any way might lead to an abortion paid for with public funds, you are not one. What Cost?

Susan Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Bevan

Like it or not, abortion is a legal medical procedure and a decision that has to be left to doctors and families. Why are women being singled out and denied coverage, even through private plans?

Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We've recently seen the abortion rhetoric really heat up to ridiculous proportions. Those with opposing views are being stereotyped and demonized. And facts are taking a back seat to sound bytes.

Stupak-Pitts Is Not Worth Killing Health Care Bill

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

I am hoping Rep. DeGette and others will look at the big picture and ask themselves: Would I vote against this bill if I or a member of my family had no health insurance?

Assault on Women's Reproductive Rights Continues with a Vengeance

Ellen Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Malcolm

As Congress struggled to pass health care reform to improve the lives of America's families, anti-choice forces took advantage of the situation to mount yet another assault on abortion.

What Catholics Want in Healthcare Reform

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

American Catholics can picture themselves as patients, and want to be able to get birth control and condoms at their doctor. They also think they can speak for themselves.

Self-described "Abortion Addict" Confesses To 15 Procedures

National Post | Mary Vallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fifty one rejection letters -- that is the number Irene Vilar received before she finally found someone to publish a tale so extreme it would surely b...

Is Contraception Murder?

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The protesters I spoke with in Wisconsin believe that "the morning-after pill" is the equivalent of murder. They even believe that the birth control pill is a form of murder.

The Truth About the Capps Amendment

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

My amendment offers a common ground solution to a very challenging policy question -- namely how do we deal with abortion services in health reform legislation.

Sebelius: No Public Abortion Funding In Health Care Bill

McClatchy | David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pledged Sunday that President Barack Obama will support barring public funding for...

Choose Life: Was Moses Really Pro-Life or Pro-Abortion?

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Feiler

From the "Baby Moses Law" in Texas to a pitched battle over "Choose Life" on license plates, the Bible's leading prophet has become the latest touchstone in America's hottest hot-button issue.

We Believe in Health Care Reform

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

When men and women have access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health care, our country is healthier and stronger.

Abortion Is New Front in Health Care Battle

Wall Street Journal | FAWN JOHNSON and LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most versions of the Democratic health plan would create subsidies for lower-income people to buy private health insurance. If that insurance includes...

Letterman Should Call Himself Letterperson from Now On

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Catie Lazarus

Sarah, how creepy is it that NOW is jumping on your bandwagon? Trying to be friends with the alpha popular princess by sweeping abortion, pay parity, stem cell research under the rug!

Dr. Carhart, Under Threat From "Domestic Terrorist Network," Abandoned by Federal Marshalls

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Dr. Carhart lost his federal marshal protection two weeks ago, much to the alarm of pro-choice leaders, leaving him vulnerable at a time when anti-choice violence has been escalating.