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Reproductive Rights

Hillary Spoke About Reproductive Justice In A Truly Intersectional Way

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's first speech since she won a majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic presidential race included remarks about ...

Girls Change the Presidential Conversation

Tabby Biddle | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

When I was in middle school, I never thought much about politics. I wasn't old enough to vote, and therefore thought my voice wouldn't matter much in ...

Supreme Court's Recent Non-Decisions Highlight Importance of the Court in June and Beyond

Elliot Mincberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Elliot Mincberg

Perhaps the most important thing about the Supreme Court this May was what it didn't decide. As Justice Ginsburg candidly admitted to a group of lawyers, having only eight justices hamstrings the Court by making it more difficult to decide closely-divided cases.

Experts: Women Turning To Dangerous Abortion Methods After Wave Of Anti-Choice Laws

The Guardian | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics

Five years into a surge of anti-abortion legislation, experts say women are increasingly turning to dangerous methods to end their pregnancies...

County Governments in Kenya Must Take Lead in Fight for Gender Equality

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Ambassador Tarja Fernandez speaks at the International Women's Day on 08 March 2016. Photo Credit: Embassy of Finland, Kenya The 3rd Devolution Con...

The Cycle of Life: Meaning of Menstruation for the Future of Girls

Emma Saloranta | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Emma Saloranta

The stigma and shame associated with menstrual blood isn't confined to developing countries -- we have our share of it in the Western world too, but at least we don't have to drop out of school because of it.

Purvi Patel, Abortion, and the Feticide Playbook

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Lynn M. Paltrow

Lawmakers, prosecutors, and judges need to throw out the feticide playbook. Respect for pregnant women requires rejection of new feticide laws and repeal of any that directly or indirectly provide the basis for punishing pregnant women.

California Minimum Wage Increase Is a Win for the Reproductive Justice Movement

URGE | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women

Amid a barrage of depressingly frequent state-level attacks on abortion access, California Governor Jerry Brown and state labor unions struck a histor...

The Medical Community Must Come to the Defense of Purvi Patel

Pooja Mehta | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Pooja Mehta

None of us can afford to stay silent when a woman is criminalized by her own providers for seeking urgent, necessary medical care in the setting of pregnancy.

South Carolina Governor Outlaws Abortion Past 19 Weeks

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Wednesday signed into law a bill banning most abortions after 19 weeks o...

"Attacks on Women's Health Will Not Be Tolerated": Reflections on the 2016 Colorado General Assembly

Karen Middleton | Posted 05.21.2016 | Denver
Karen Middleton

As a former Member of the Colorado House of Representatives from Aurora, it was my distinct honor to accompany Colorado's Speaker of the House, Dickey...

Why (Muslim) Sex Ed Can't Wait Until Marriage

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.20.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

Cultural taboos cannot trump the risks that come with leaving kids in the dark.

Another State Just Banned Abortion After 19 Weeks

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics

CHARLESTON, SC, May 17 (Reuters) - The South Carolina legislature on Tuesday passed a bill banning most abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy unless t...

How U.S. Policy Continues to Threaten Women's Reproductive Rights Globally

Françoise Girard | Posted 05.17.2016 | World
Françoise Girard

This week, government officials, advocates, policymakers, corporate leaders, journalists, and others are in Copenhagen for Women Deliver, a major international conference focused on the health, rights, and well-being of women and girls.

In Our Post-Feminist Society, Women Should Never Be Afraid

Samita Sarkar | Posted 05.16.2016 | Women
Samita Sarkar

Women should never be afraid because women are so respected and empowered, that they often lord their advantages over men.

Supreme Court Can't Make Up Its Mind In Religious Challenge To Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics

The Supreme Court on Monday failed to reach a definitive ruling in one of its biggest cases of the year -- a challenge to an accommodation under the A...

The Undiscovered American Modernist

Alexander Sanger | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts
Alexander Sanger

William Sanger was a radical and revolutionary at heart, a romantic, a fighter for his beliefs and a political philosopher.

Hope for Reproductive Justice

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Let's hear it - one more time - for the Millennials. Especially the youngest Millennials, just now reaching or approaching voting age. A generation un...

Why The Most Sexist Arena Is Still Electoral Politics

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early 2012, few seemed to capture the attention of Washington, D.C. like Sandra Fluke. After initially being denied the opportunity t...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week the nation got a glimpse of the future, as the frontrunners tipped their hands about what lies in store for us. After big wins in several states, Donald Trump proclaimed, to a sideways glance from Mary Pat Christie, that "the only card [Clinton] has is the woman's card." Clinton responded by saying, "If fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!" It's a curious strategy to start off the pivot to the general election by insulting 52 percent of the electorate. Republican women lawmakers responded by urging Trump to nominate a woman as VP. But as insulting as Trump's comments were, even worse for women are his policies. Policies denying women equal pay and access to reproductive rights are pretty good examples of "playing the man card." What's clear is that the GOP's Dais Strategy -- reaching out to a group put off by its policies by bringing a member of that group up on the dais -- isn't a winning hand.

How Limiting Women's Access to Birth Control and Abortions Hurts the Economy

The Conversation US | Posted 04.28.2016 | Women
The Conversation US

Politicians cannot promise to grow the economy and simultaneously limit access to abortion, birth control and sexual education. Our nation's economic health and women's reproductive health are linked.

You Can't Be Truly Feminist If You Don't Want Women to Control Their Own Bodies

Rebecca Griffin | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Rebecca Griffin

Feminism's links with reproductive freedom go deeper. It means treating women as human beings rather than baby-making machines. It's recognition that women have talents and skills to offer the world beyond their ability to procreate. You can want women to do better, but you simply can't be a feminist if you won't stand up for reproductive freedom.

Beyond Visibiltiy: The Call for Transgender Reproductive Justice

Tory Smith | Posted 04.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Tory Smith

Transgender individuals are in just as much need for reproductive health care as anyone else, not only because they -- like people of all genders and sexes -- want to become parents, but also because they are victimized by sexual assault at disproportional rates.

Birth Control as a Form of Rebellion

Nellwyn Lampert | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
Nellwyn Lampert

I'm working late at the restaurant. Brunch was more brutal than usual and my friend Mark and I are stuck doing paperwork well into the dinner hour. As...

Purvi Patel's Case Casts a Long Shadow One Year Later

Deepa Iyer | Posted 04.13.2016 | HuffPost Home
Deepa Iyer

By Shivana Jorawar and Deepa Iyer It has been a year since a judge in Indiana sentenced Purvi Patel - a 33-year-old South Asian woman who sought medi...