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Roseanne Blasts America's 'Bullsh*t War' On Abortion

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.20.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Roseanne Barr's new documentary "Roseanne For President!" documents her 2012 run for the Oval Office, and even though she wasn't successful, the comed...

A Golden Opportunity to Tackle Gender Inequality

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 04.17.2015 | Women
Tewodros Melesse

We think we need to move the debate even further so we can try to tackle these challenges and at this moment, we have a golden opportunity to do that.

Genome Editing: Time to Ask the Tough Questions

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science
Silvia Camporesi

"What are the moral implications of genome editing?" is the question that has been posed by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics regarding the new CRISPR-Cas9 mediated germ-line genome editing technique, which allows targeted modification of DNA sequences at the level of the germ-line, i.e. gametes (eggs and sperm).

Check Out the Emerging Coalition Unifying Black Lives Matter, LGBT Equality, and the Fight for a Living Wage

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Three of the progressive movements that are most active right now are Black Lives Matter, the push for LGBT rights, and the push for a minimum/living wage. Each of these movements is powerful on its own. Working together, they can achieve much more. And they are coming together.

Samantha Lachman

Both Sides Of Reproductive Rights Debate Concerned About Revised Religious Freedom Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reproductive rights advocates and opponents are both sounding a cautionary note about how religious freedom laws likes the ones signed b...

Nina Bahadur

A New Kind Of Abortion Clinic

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women

“Abortion. Yeah, we do that.” That's one of the advertising slogans used by Carafem, an abortion clinic opening this week just outside of Washi...

Arizona Governor Signs Controversial Abortion Bill Into Law

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

PHOENIX, March 30 (Reuters) - Arizona's Republican governor, Doug Ducey, said on Monday he has signed into law a controversial measure blocking women ...

Kansas Legislature Passes First-In-The-Nation Abortion Procedure Ban

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

The Kansas state House passed a law Wednesday that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure used in 8 percent of abortions performed in the sta...

6 Disturbing Facts About Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women

Crisis pregnancy centers claim to offer advice and support to women conflicted about their pregnancies. But a new report sheds lights on just how misl...

Colorado Civil Liberties On the Brink: Why Your Vote Matters

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 05.06.2015 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

The margins between advancing, losing or just holding ground in civil liberties are very narrow in a state like Colorado. Voters would do well to pay attention to what goes on in the legislature and to take seriously the threat of legislation.

Scott Walker Pumps Up Anti-Abortion Cred By Backing 20-Week Ban

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

Days after coming under conservative fire for making vaguely pro-choice comments, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) released a letter reaffirming his an...

Virginia Once Involuntarily Sterilized 7,000 People. Now The Victims Are Finally Getting Compensated.

AP | BILL SIZEMORE | Posted 02.26.2015 | Crime

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lewis Reynolds didn't understand what had been done to him when he was 13. Years later, after getting married, the Lynchburg m...

Why the Supreme Court Shouldn't - and Likely Won't - Close Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic

Emma Roth | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Emma Roth

Last Wednesday, Mississippi petitioned the Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision that is keeping the state's only remaining abortion clinic open--for now. The clinic is under threat of closure, thanks to a 2012 state law that requires abortion clinic doctors to gain admitting privileges at local hospitals.

The Shame of Abortion?

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

"Shame", "hurt" -- the emotional trigger words are being used to turn the clock back to the dark ages when women had no voice, no power, no control of their own lives. As one who has been hurt, not by abortion but by powerlessness, and who strenuously objects to shaming, I declined the invitation. Women deserve better.

I Owe My Life To My Mother's Abortion

Ravishly | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Like millions of other women, my mother could not have known where her anything-but-simple choice would lead her. I'm just grateful it led her to me.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Abortion Restrictions Mostly Hurt Poor Women

The Huffington post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 02.17.2015 | Media

In a rare interview with MSNBC’s Irin Carmon, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed her tenure on the court and women’s rights in Am...

Get Angry and Get Loud: Improving Access to Health Care for the Latino Community

Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff | Posted 04.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff

Like many Latinos, this struggle for access to health care is personal for me. As I look at my beautiful two-year-old daughter, I want her to live in a world where she never experiences the judgment and humiliation I faced when making a choice to protect myself and my health.

6 Ways the League of Women Voters Has Impacted Your Life

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

This year, the League of Women Voters celebrates our 95th anniversary. The League was founded by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt on February 14, 1920 -...

Jonathan Cohn

Why Scott Walker's Views On Evolution Are Totally Relevant

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Scott Walker doesn’t want reporters to ask him about his position on evolution. That’s one more reason why they should. Walker, the newly re-el...

Sex and Love and Birth Control

Pamela Barnes | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Pamela Barnes

This Valentine's Day, join me in celebrating sex AND the freedom to choose if and when to become pregnant -- on our own terms. And while we're at it, let's make sure that all women have the opportunity to do the same, regardless of where they live.

Religious Freedom Gives Me the Constitutional Right to Violate Your Constitutional Rights, Right?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Conservatives just love the Constitution -- or at least they say they do. The thing is that they don't seem to have any idea how it works. At least that's a more charitable explanation than saying they don't care how the Constitution works and merely use it as a fig leaf while they undermine the rights it guarantees.

Reproductive Justice Matters

Monica Raye Simpson | Posted 04.03.2015 | Black Voices
Monica Raye Simpson

"I thought you worked on abortions so how can you also believe Black Lives Matter?" That was the question I was asked when, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I posted remarks, via social media, on the importance of honoring this anniversary.

Dear Pope Francis: Saving the World Requires Contraception

John Seager | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
John Seager

Planning and preventing pregnancy is not only a personal choice; it's a human right that saves lives, combats poverty, and helps to close the inequality gap. But more than that it's a crucial requirement for slowing population growth and, in turn, saving the planet from its greatest threat--climate change.

Art Matters: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with a group of nearly 50 other people, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. The Pollination Project helps this community of daily givers identify new grantees. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that we supported this past week.

Pushing Back Abortion Laws Pushes Us Back to the '70s

Rob Stephenson | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Rob Stephenson

The U.S. is not alone in restricting access to abortion; many other countries have far more restrictive and even punitive legislations. But 41 years on, we are still grappling with providing access to an essential reproductive health service. And that feels so 1970s.