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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.

Pregnant Women and Mothers Deserve Better

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

Implying that the decisions individual women make to have abortions is the same or worse than a holocaust denying and it should stop.

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!

'Life' and 'Death'

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

Republicans have gotten the trademark on the two most potent words at our disposal. They are the ones who decide what those words mean: who can use them, about what, in what context.

"Egg-As-Person" Crusade Drives Big Money to Anti-Choice Groups

RH Reality Check | Wendy Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In just five short years, the primary movers and shakers in the absolutist anti-abortion/anti-choice movement seeking to promote the "personhood" of z...

American Life League: Anti-Abortion "Personhood" Measures Really Will Hurt All Pregnant Women

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

What the American Life League provides is a defense of court orders forcing pregnant women to have cesarean surgery against their will.

I Hate To Say This...

Sam Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Greenfield

If you think the media make up everything they write about Sarah Palin, you're not reading, you just have a fetish for middle aged women who look like cheerleaders.

Preliminary Hearing for Scott Roeder Reveals Details

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

Scott Roeder, wearing a greenish suit with a red tie, sat impassive and stone-faced throughout the hearing. He had served time in prison before.

Rep. Ryan 'Booted' From "Democrats For Life Of America" For Supporting Contraception

Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) has been, in his words, "booted" from the national advisory board of Democrats For Life of America. The group's mission i...

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."

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.

Come Together to Prevent My Murder

Jen Boulanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jen Boulanger

In my 15 years as the executive director of the Allentown Women's Center, a reproductive health care facility that also performs abortions, I have never felt more vulnerable.

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.

Waldman and Saletan: Oh, What a Fine Bromance!

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Waldman suggests we set up a Presidential commission to study the "sacredness of sex" and that the President start to talk about this as part of his platform. If I want the government to tell me how and what to think about sex, I'll buy a plane ticket to Afghanistan and live under the original Taliban.

Huckabee, Jon Stewart Debate Abortion (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee went on John Stewart last night to debate another controversial topic: abortion. Huckabee's last appearance on the late-night show mad...

Exposing Fake Women's Health Clinics: My Visit to a Local Crisis Pregnancy Center

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

We can no longer afford to believe the sun revolves around the earth, the threat of global warming is a fiction, and that abstinence-only education and CPCs merit hard-earned tax dollars.

How Can I Be Loved for Hating Everybody?

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

The world is changing way too fast. A year ago we thought Hillary Clinton might get elected. Television pundits repeatedly asked us if we were ready...

God and Abstinence

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

At the Mississippi Department of Human Services' summit, "Abstinence Works: Let's Talk About It," we didn't talk about abstinence, but we sure did chant, cheer, dance, pray and sing about it.

Seeds of Hatred---Reaping the Harvest

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Gellman

We can't call ourselves civilized until we learn to disagree like grownups.

The New Pro-lifer

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Alexia Kelley is a new style pro-lifer, one who believes a progressive agenda will produce pro-life results.

Searching for Answers in the Shadow of George Tiller's Murder

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Some people know he did the right thing. What I'm not sure of is where that line is, between utter certitude in your beliefs and the willingness to kill for them. On Sunday, it got a lot blurrier.

Abortion Revisited -- My Response to a Friend Whose Choice is No Choice

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Cavallucci

The United States has the highest abortion and unwanted pregnancy rate of any developed nation because of the way we handle the subjects of sexuality and abortion.