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Reproductive Rights

The Dangers of Contraception Revealed

Robert Walker | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

There's a basic misconception that clouds the thinking of many social and religious conservatives. Believing that contraceptive use is a moral wrong, they desperately want to make it into a social ill. To do that, they confuse correlation with causation.

The Right's 2012 Solution: "Just Close Your Eyes"

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Republicans seem to think they can get away with almost anything because their Election Day hopes will be saved by a bad economy. But the people they attack know the Tea Party's history of cynical, culture-war attacks that deeply affect the lives of real people. We have our eyes wide open.

Ann Or Hilary: Either Way, Motherhood Is a Dismal Financial Decision for American Women

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Soraya Chemaly

What I am not hearing anyone say loudly and clearly in this Rosen/Romney snafu is that women's ability -- not desire or choice -- to take part in the economy is based on her freedom to make reproductive decisions.

Republican Propositions on Women's Reproductive Rights: A Move Toward Sharia Law?

Anisa Noormohamed | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Anisa Noormohamed

The issues surrounding the debate on abortion and reproductive rights seem to be the same across the globe, whether in Muslim countries or in America.

Lisa Murkowski: 'It Makes No Sense To Make This Attack On Women'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) spoke out forcefully in favor of reproductive rights on Wednesday in Homer, Alaska, as many in her party have sought to...

Haley's Comment

Robert Walker | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

When Nikki Haley and other Republican leaders opine about the lack of voter interest in contraception, it's more wishful thinking than political insight.

Three Videos Everyone Should See Before Voting

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

"Personhood" for zygotes cruelly subverts the very idea of a culture of life and potentially criminalizes every pregnant woman. Are you really cool with that? Even if you personally would not chose an abortion?

Jason Linkins

Caterpillar War: The Media Life Cycle Of A Dumb Political Analogy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Here's the problem that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has: Mitt Romney, all but confirmed as the GOP's nominee for president, is standing on the wrong s...

Why Women Know They Can Count on Obama

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

These are but a handful of reasons why Obama is the right man for the job of president. Obama takes good care of his women, his children, and his animals. He is a man of character -- he is a real mensch. Women can trust him... and men can trust him, too.

Let's Talk About Sex

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.03.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Women today are raised on empowering messages. From the time we're little, we're told girls can do anything boys can do. This doesn't mean we should do things the way they do.

Facing Tough Financial Choices, Health Insurance Is Often Sacrificed

Anika Rahman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Anika Rahman

The Affordable Care Act would change the outlook for thousands of low-income women, including significant numbers of women of color, across the country who bear the brunt of our current health-care crisis.

Of Religion, Reproduction And Racist Incarcerations

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 05.28.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

If there is this 'movement' to put African American males behind bars, what is the point? What will such achieve?" Is it just a matter of supposedly keeping our streets safer? No.

How I Failed My Granddaughter

Karin Kasdin | Posted 05.28.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Your mother's most sacred private space, her body, is even less safe from political interference than your grandmother's was. And now here you are, a tiny pink bundle of trust, and I am left with nothing to say but "I'm sorry."

IUDS: Pamper, Pamper, Pamper -- Plus 9 Other Tips For Falling In Love With Your IUD

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Valerie Tarico

On the scale of uncomfortable things women do to their bodies, an IUD insertion usually falls somewhere on the piercing-to-Brazilian end of the spectrum.

Babies in the New Economy

S. Lochlann Jain | Posted 05.23.2012 | Comedy
S. Lochlann Jain

Want to make some extra cash in a depressed economy? All you may need is a young terminally ill man and a good dose of American entrepreneurial spirit.

Over My Dead Body (Literally)

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.23.2012 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

We must find ways to have a civil dialogue that balances the needs and rights of women. When all sides can come together in reason, committed to caring for every person on this planet, maybe we'll make some headway on this issue.

Adam Goldberg

WATCH: Haley Barbour Slams Obama Administration Over Religious Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

The Huffington Post caught up on Thursday with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour outside of New York's famed Loews Regency Hotel. In addition to d...

Reversing the Sixties: The 2012 Republican Agenda

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Republicans have a consistent conservative philosophy that they dogmatically promulgate. Their objective is not merely to elect a true believer such as Santorum or Romney. The GOP objective is reverse the gains made in the sixties.

You Have Only the Right to Remain Silent

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Dylan Brody

There has been a push in the past several months for anyone who sees bullying taking place to speak up. Well I see it and I am saying something.

Help, Help! There's an Elephant in My Uterus. Permission Slips from Men for Abortion?

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Alaska has become the latest state to fall victim to the Republican War on Women. One legislator even wants women to get a permission slip signed by the man who impregnated her before she can have an abortion.

Looks Like the 80s Are Back

Tracey E. Vitchers | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Tracey E. Vitchers

I don't need neon spandex or a new Madonna album if it means reliving the 80s Culture Wars. But, if Doc Brown is still around, I think I'll take a spin in the Delorean to a future free from attacks on contraception, abortion, and the LGBTQ community.

Vagina Dialogues And White Gay Men: A Lenten Discipline

Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, Ph.D.

I want to make a confession. (This is Lent, after all, and I'm also an Episcopal priest.) I confess my own failures to connect the dots among sexism, racism, and homophobia and my failure to act on those vital connections.

Seeing Red in Texas

Beth Broderick | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Beth Broderick

For women, reproductive health care is total health care. Without it I might not be alive to write this article and that is why I am seeing red in Texas.

10 Reasons the Rest of the World Thinks the U.S. Is Nuts

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Mr. England, unlike the calves and pigs for which you expressed so much empathy, I am not a beast of burden. I am a woman and I have these human rights.

Seamus? Or Shame on Us?

Robert Walker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Walker

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are not running for dog catcher. The dogs of the world will little note nor long remember who wins the presidency of the United States, let alone the GOP nomination. I am more interested to know what this election means for... people.