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Reproductive Rights

We Have a Clear Choice

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Co authored with Helen Berger, Resident Scholar Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center Hillary has been accused of being too cautious, ...

God Is Also Inside Planned Parenthood

Laura G Owens | Posted 10.24.2016 | Women
Laura G Owens

They were last night as I walked in to a Planned Parenthood discussion on "A Celebration of Faith and Reproductive Health." They're always there, the voices to protect the unborn.

Why Women's Voices Count in this Election

Mama Bean | Posted 10.19.2016 | Women
Mama Bean

As I kiss my sleeping daughter on the cheek, I notice how she's changing. Tucked up in her bed, she is no longer the baby I cradled or the toddler that I pushed on the swing. She is a young girl with a big voice and thankfully, she's not afraid to use it.

How Will This Election Impact Women Around The World?

John Seager | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
John Seager

A Trump-Pence administration would be a disaster for women and girls everywhere: not just here in the United States but throughout the developing world as well.

Planned Parenthood Targets Vulnerable GOP Senators With $2 Million Ad Campaign

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics

Planned Parenthood’s political arm on Thursday will release a series of ads targeting four Republican senators in tough re-election races who have s...

Enough is Enough: How Polish Women's Black Protest Defeated Abortion Ban

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 10.07.2016 | Women
Tewodros Melesse

I am inspired by the courageous women of Poland who on Monday said NO to an attempt to impose a near total ban on abortion. The women who stopped working and hit the streets, the women who made 3 October an historic day, the women of the #CzarnyProtest.

On 40th Year Anniversary, PPNYC Stands with RJ Organizations to Call for End of Hyde Amendment

Joan Malin | Posted 09.30.2016 | New York
Joan Malin

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which denies abortion care for individuals who rely on Medicaid for their health care coverage...

Geniuses Made A Must-Watch ‘Formation’ Parody About Anti-Abortion Laws

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.26.2016 | Women

A remake of Beyoncé’s “Formation” is telling ladies to “get information” about anti-abortion laws. Created by feminist organization Lady P...

The Fight for Women's Equality

Mike Quigley | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Mike Quigley

Today, August 26, we celebrate Women's Equality Day - a day to commemorate the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting w...

When There's No Olympic Opt-Out: Reproductive Rights In The Time Of Zika

David Fleming | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
David Fleming

Of course, the benefits of expanding access to voluntary, rights-based family planning extend beyond Zika. When women and girls can take charge of their reproductive health, it yields exponential gains -- improving their lives as well as the health, productivity, and prosperity of their families and communities.

These Are The Heroes Looking Out For Brazil's Microcephaly Babies

The Huffington Post | Poppie Mphuthing | Posted 08.05.2016 | World

RECIFE, Brazil ― This poverty-stricken city in the country’s northeast is ground zero for the Zika virus, and many mothers here have given birth t...

Zika Epidemic Highlights Repressive Reproductive Health Laws In Latin America

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.26.2016 | World

The World Health Organisation advises people living in Zika-affected areas to avoid getting pregnant. But some experts say that suggestion is unrealis...

A Look Back At Mike Pence's Greatest Hits

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics

CLEVELAND ― In case anyone is still questioning Donald Trump’s conservative bona fides, look no further than his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike P...

New Yorkers tell their stories: Planned Parenthood of NYC spotlights patients and supporters with centennial campaign

Joan Malin | Posted 07.20.2016 | New York
Joan Malin

This year, Planned Parenthood of New York City turns 100 years old. With 240 visits a day and over 87,000 visits a year, we are proud to be one of the...

Willie Parker Vs Reproductive Oppression

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

"The Racialization of Abortion," Willie Parker titled his talk; "A Dirty Jedi Mind Trick." He then spent about 45 lively, provocative minutes elaborat...


Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Evgeniya Melnikova

Today, inspired by all those confessions I scrolled through in the recent days, I would like to share my own story, and maybe to inspire others to speak up. I'm doing this under hashtag #IamNotAfraidToTell, although I am honestly terrified of opening up to so many people, because it took me six years to come to terms with myself and my past.

What's Next In The Fight For Reproductive Freedom

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Rebecca Griffin

Last month, the Supreme Court struck down two provisions of Texas' draconian anti-abortion law HB 2 and affirmed the constitutional right to abortion in stronger terms than many of us had dared to hope. It was an amazing victory that gives energy and momentum to the reproductive freedom movement.

One Step Closer to Repealing Helms

John Seager | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
John Seager

We have made some historic gains for reproductive rights at home and abroad recently. Not only did the Supreme Court of the United States strike down ...

Louisiana Is Sued Over All 7 Abortion Restrictions It Enacted This Year

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics

Emboldened by its monumental win at the Supreme Court this week, the legal advocacy group Center for Reproductive Rights sued Louisiana on Friday over...

Next Steps In Making Reproductive Rights A Reality For All, Regardless Of Income

Sandra Fluke | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Sandra Fluke

For those of us who are not elected officials, voting and volunteering for campaigns are among the most important actions we can take. This year, we have the opportunity to change the course of women's health care in this country for a generation.

Chelsea Handler Opens Up About Having 2 Abortions At 16 In Powerful Essay

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women

"When I got pregnant at the age of 16, getting an abortion wasn’t the first idea that popped into my unripened brain." That's how comedian Chelsea H...

Why Even ProLife Christians Should Applaud the SCOTUS Decision Striking Down Texas TRAP Laws

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.28.2016 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

How does the head of Americans United for Life feel in the wake of the biggest abortion decision in a decade? Here's what AUL Acting President and Sen...

Supreme Court Is Really Done With Anti-Abortion Laws For A While

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

A day after the Supreme Court issued its most significant abortion ruling in decades, the justices declined to review a pair of cases that would've ke...

Supreme Court Set To Issue Major Abortion Ruling

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is due on Monday to issue its first major abortion ruling since 2007 against a backdr...

Mandatory Waiting Periods Are Making Abortions All But Impossible

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Sarah, a 26-year-old with blue eyes and pink nails, wakes up before sunrise on the outskirts of Knoxville, Tennessee. Normally, sh...