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Ted Cruz Connects With Pro-Lifers at West Des Moines Rally

Page Jones | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Page Jones

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a pro-life rally Wednesday night, emphasizing the importance of human life and his track record of protecting it. The Texas senator touts a heavy record as a pro-life politician. As Solicitor General for the state of Texas, Cruz went before the United States Supreme Court and defended the federal ban on partial birth abortions.

The March For Life's New Message: 'Pro-Life Is Pro-Woman'

Cosmopolitan.com | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women

The crowds on the sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court for the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade last Friday were smaller than in recent years. An im...

On 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, This Is What It Means To Be Pro-life

Rebekah Williams | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion
Rebekah Williams

The current conversation surrounding abortion is, by its very foundation, futile. We define ourselves as either "pro-life" or "pro-choice," but never as "anti-life" or "anti-choice." The fact of the matter remains, no one is really anti either of these things.

The Fascinating Story Of The Woman At The Center Of Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women

Today, we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade -- one of the most polarizing cases in U.S. history, which infamously legalized abo...

For Christians, Does Being Pro-Life Lead More Souls to Hell?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.23.2015 | Weird News
Zoltan Istvan

From a strictly biblical point of view, being born on Earth is a test. All our actions will eventually be judged by an omnipotent God who will determine whether we go to heaven or hell. Our deeds, sinful or not, determine where we spend eternity.

Was Attack on Planned Parenthood 'Terrorism?'

GVH Live | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

Last week, Planned Parenthood was the target of a tragic mass shooting when 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear killed three people and injured nine others.

A GOP Presidential Candidate Just Told A Room Full Of Donors To Get Real About Rape and Abortion

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 12.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 14 remaining Republican presidential candidates gathered in Washington on Thursday at the Republican Jewish Coalition's headquarter...

Why U.S. Politics Is Obsessed With Abortion

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.02.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The tiny pink plastic “babies” were roughly the size of your thumb. They were molded to show what a human fetus...

The Long History Of Anti-Abortion Violence

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Last week, a shooter opened fire at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado, but this isn't the first time an extremist has attacked an abortion pro...

Right to Life

Monica Bauer | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics
Monica Bauer

The shooter had help. He had help from an entire movement that has carelessly labeled abortion as "murder" and "baby-killing." Killing abortion providers flows logically from the moment you call abortion "murder" and this labeling has to stop. Now.

To Be Pro-life Is to Be Pro-Planet

Scott Stearman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Scott Stearman

The problem is that there aren't enough people who take carbon emissions and its impact on the future of our planet seriously. I have long found this tragic, but now it's tragic and increasingly inexcusable. The data is clear. The images are current and vivid. The situation is dire.

6 Predictions for the Future of the Religious Right

Neil J. Young | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Neil J. Young

Typically considered a grassroots movement of conservative Catholics, evangelicals, and Mormons, and the political organizations that mobilized their efforts in the 1970s and 1980s, the Religious Right's intellectual and ideological origins trace back further into the twentieth century.

An Open Letter to Ben Carson on Abortion

Monica Bauer | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Monica Bauer

You seem like a sincere person who wants to do the right thing. So I'd like to ask you to think about a couple of things that just maybe no one in your circle has ever discussed with you.

Evangelical Pastor Wants ‘Pro-Life’ Christians To Protest Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

Bringing a preserved fetus to an anti-abortion demonstration would have been one of the more politically explosive moments of the Rev. Robert Schenck...

Bridging the Chasm: An Untold Story of Abortion at the Intersection of Life and Choice

Rachel Waters | Posted 10.21.2015 | Women
Rachel Waters

When I walked back into the bathroom of my recently purged and lonesome Brooklyn apartment and saw my intuition confirmed with the word "pregnant" in the window of the digital test, I didn't cry or panic. I sat down and called my mom and then my soon-to-be ex-husband to calmly tell them both that I would be scheduling an abortion for the next week.

Why Pro-Choice Is a Sacred Choice

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Stacey Nelkin

In a recent New York Times article written by Katha Pollitt, she asks those of us who want to keep our rights to have an abortion to speak out. Well, I am a woman who has had two abortions - HEAR ME ROAR!

Looking for the Brain

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Two Problems With Pro-Life Politics

Andy Schmookler | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

It injures our politics for one large group of Americans to regard another large group of Americans as bad people. But more than that unfortunate cost, this moral judgment is demonstrably false.

I Am Pro-life, So I Support Planned Parenthood

Eric Simpson | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Eric Simpson

The highest among our responsibilities is to treat others with dignity and respect, especially those who have a subaltern position in the construct of civilization (aka "the world"). I don't believe anyone has to share my faith to be pro-life in the same way I am. But that is in large part what motivates me to be pro-life

Marco Rubio is Anti-Abortion, Not Pro-Life

Christopher Lamb | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

If he was pro-life, wouldn't he oppose corporate polluters who release toxins into the air that annually sicken or kill hundreds of thousands of people in this country, including a disproportionate number of children and the elderly?

How the Left Can Put the Planned Parenthood Debacle Behind It and Restore Integrity to the Abortion Debate

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

I grew up in a strict Catholic home, where there was zero tolerance of an alternative take on abortion. Partially in reaction, I've been pro-choice ...

The Politics of Being a Woman in a "Christian Nation"

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Gina Messina-Dysert

The far right is pitting God against women. Mike Huckabee's support for the decision to deny a 10-year-old rape victim an abortion is just another example in a long history that continues this election season.

Let's Remember Why Fetal Tissue Research Matters

Michele Goodwin | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

Planned Parenthood has become the battered scapegoat, bullied by a Senate that historically and profoundly excludes women. Lost in the politicking over this issue is the bravery and courage of women who agreed to be donors. Without them, the vaccines and medicines on which all Americans rely might not exist.

A Delicate Balance

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Sister Chittister challenges all of us, both pro-choice and pro-life, to think in broader, more meaningful ways about the issue.

No One Is Pro-Abortion (And Few Are Fully Pro-Life)

Christian Piatt | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

There are some faith leaders within Christianity who vocally and openly criticize what they see as the problems with the arguments made on behalf of a pro-life position based on one's faith.