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Reproductive Rights

Meeting Cecile Richards on the Road Stumping for Hillary

Em & Lo | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

Yesterday, on a quiet, beautiful afternoon in Rhinebeck, New York, I (the Lo of squeezed into the greenhouse wing of the historic Beekman Arms (one of the oldest continuously operating inns in America, and also where Chelsea Clinton had her rehearsal dinner) to see Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, speak about the importance of women's reproductive rights and voting for the candidate most equipped to protect them, Hillary Clinton.

Love, Sex and Misconceptions

Stephanie Haase | Posted 04.12.2016 | Impact
Stephanie Haase

In the (sexually) conservative societies of East Africa, things are pretty dire, especially when it comes to matters that aren't 'mainstream'. Homosexuality? Against God's law. And actual laws, unfortunately. Anal sex? A dirty perversion. Masturbation? Makes you blind, skinny and/or infertile.

WATCH LIVE: Reproductive Rights At Forefront On Wisconsin Primary Day

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.05.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live heads to a Wisconsin Planned Parenthood to discuss women's reproductive rights. Watch the livestream on HuffPost Politics' Facebook page...

I Had An Abortion Because I Love My Son

The Establishment | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
The Establishment

Being a decent parent takes hard work and a lot of energy. Some folks might have more tools, resources and energy to give to multiple children. But I don't, or at least I didn't at the time. Acknowledging that fact about myself allowed me to make what was ultimately the best decision for my family.

The Reckoning of 2016: The Supreme Court and Reproductive Rights

Richard North Patterson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Richard North Patterson

Whether you support Bernie or Hillary, how many of you want Republicans to abolish freedom of reproductive choice? I thought so. But here's the kicker -- in much of the country, the GOP already has.

The Flaws in Pro-Life Logic

Roger S. Gottlieb | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Roger S. Gottlieb

I do not understand why the pro-life folks can't follow this simple argument; why they seek to avoid this compelling logic. Unless, of course, they think that women who get abortions do not know what they are doing.

From Chance to Choice to Court

Dov Fox | Posted 05.25.2016 | Technology
Dov Fox

The likes of voluntary sterilization and embryo screening give people who can afford them greater measures of control over procreation.Except, that is, when reproductive professionals make mistakes that frustrate efforts to pursue or avoid pregnancy or parenthood.

Donald Trump Accidentally Articulates GOP Abortion Stance A Little Too Loudly

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics

So, that happened. Republican front-runner and caramelized Weisswurst Donald Trump famously has been all over the map with his position on reproductiv...

Trump vs Matthews; Killing Roe vs Wade

Monica Bauer | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Monica Bauer

Framing the argument as pro-life and pro-choice still misses the heart of it. Do we want a government enforcing something that is only called "murder" by some religions and not others, never mind the rights of atheists and agnostics? Do we want Sharia? Do we want the Morality Police?

Women Who Get Abortions Are Already Punished

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women

Yesterday in uterus-policing news, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked Donald Trump a probing question about whether women who seek abortions should be pun...

New Indiana Law Makes Getting an Abortion Nearly Impossible (Video)

GVH Live | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
GVH Live By, Jordan Stephen Earlier this month, the Indiana state legislature quietly passed an abortion law that...

New Indiana Law Makes Getting an Abortion Nearly Impossible (Video)

GVH Live | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
GVH Live By, Jordan Stephen Earlier this month, the Indiana state legislature quietly passed an abortion law that...

We Can End Early Pregnancies at Home and Abroad

John Seager | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
John Seager

Awkward. That's as good a word as any to describe the teen years. For most, it's just a passing phase. But for millions of young women it can be a life-altering and potentially dangerous time.

An Open Letter to Chrissy Teigen's IVF Critics

Angie Scheie | Posted 03.11.2016 | Parents
Angie Scheie

I have so many things that I want to say to you, more than I can address in this post. While I haven't personally sat down and talked to Chrissy I'm currently walking in her shoes, (minus the whole supermodel thing) and have a few choice opinions on this subject.

American Foreign Policy Must Focus on Women and Girls

Rep. Eliot Engel | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Rep. Eliot Engel

The United States has placed a high priority on advancing women's health and the rights of women and girls around the world, and we should always be seeking more ways to include these issues in our global agenda.

In Honor of International Women's Day: 7 Ways to Achieve Sexual Parity

Em & Lo | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Em & Lo

Being sex and relationship writers, our own focus is, not surprisingly, on gender parity in the bedroom. Here are 7 steps any gal can take to make sure her bed is an even playing field.

This International Women's Day, Remember the Women Who Dare to Choose Their Own Path

Purnima Mane | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Purnima Mane

On this International Women's Day, as we celebrate the achievements of women around the world, we must remember that without control over their own bodies and without choices about if, when, and how often to have children, the scope and breadth of women's ambitions is ultimately, and irrevocably, limited.

Thankfulness and A Call To Action On International Women's Day

A.Tianna Scozzaro | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
A.Tianna Scozzaro

This International Women's Day, I have opened my heart to each of these women impacted by a lack of rights and equity. And I am calling to action each of us to do what's needed to create a better world for everyone to flourish.

How Justice Ginsburg Walked All Over Texas' Restrictive Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time in history, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a major abortion rights case with three women on the bench. Justices Ruth Ba...

Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Seal Fate Of Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard 85 minutes of oral arguments in a major abortion rights case that could forever define whether Roe ...

This Filmmaker Is Standing Up For Women And Reproductive Rights

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.02.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Dawn Porter, the director of a new documentary "Trapped," is taking the fight against women's reproductive rights head on. In the video, watch Porter ...

Playing Politics With Women's Health Is Both Wrong And Dangerous

Mona Shattell | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Mona Shattell

Today, the nation's highest court will hear Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that will determine whether the state of Texas can shut down nearly all abortion care providers in the state, placing countless women at risk of serious harm and forcing health professionals to provide substandard care.

Amy Brenneman Illustrates The Power Of Narratives By Telling Her Own Abortion Story

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.29.2016 | Women

"I had an abortion. I am simply one of millions of women who have exercised this constitutionally protected right." That's how "Leftovers" actress Amy...

Faithfully Supporting Access to Abortion Services

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 02.24.2016 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

As a person of faith, I believe that abortion is always a moral decision, and we cannot allow those who would deny people their reproductive rights to claim that theirs is the moral response.

Kasich Cuts Women

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 02.24.2016 | Women
Gina Messina-Dysert

Kasich is cutting women from Ohio's budget. In an attempt to prove himself a conservative and worthy of the title of POTUS, he has taken a step towards joining the ranks of Trump and Cruz using fear and misogyny as primary tactics.