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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.

'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...

Shocked -- Or Not? New Data Shows Abortion Quite Common In Most Red States

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

New data confirms that abortions tend to happen more often in big, blue states, but also that abortion is quite common in red states where anti-choice is strongest.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Self-described "Abortion Addict" Confesses To 15 Procedures

National Post | Mary Vallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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.

The Moral of My Abortion Story

Aspen Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aspen Baker

It's a shame that so many pro-choice people want to shut down any conversation about abortion's morality, or ethics, because when they do, they shut down women.

How to Resolve the Abortion Conflict

Aspen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aspen Baker

A just and lasting peace between pro-choice and pro-life people is possible, but it lies in the history of those who have fought over this issue, not in the tired rhetoric of "common ground."

Just the Facts, Sir: The False Dichotomy of Catholics vs. "Pro-choice" on Common Ground

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

The assertion that unless Obama bows to the most conservative Catholic position he will lose widespread support is a scare tactic of the right.

Pro-Life Dems Warn Pelosi: No Support Unless Reform "Explicitly Excludes" Abortion Funding

U.S. News & World Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Family Research Council isn't usually in the business of praising Democrats. But it's giving props to 19 House Dems for writing to Speaker Nancy P...

Waldman: Still Not Getting It...

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

If women have true choices, increased access to and support for adoption services will not dramatically affect the rate of abortions.

Common Ground on Abortion

Aspen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aspen Baker

The desire for the emotional well-being of women doesn't require compromise of human rights or moral values and it doesn't require the sacrifice of dearly held beliefs.

The Case for an Anti-Abortion Violence Registry

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Much as we do not permit convicted pedophiles to teach kindergarten, those who have been imprisoned for plotting violence against abortion clinics should never again be permitted anywhere near such facilities.