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Reproductive Rights

Samantha Lachman

House Votes To Overturn D.C. Reproductive Health Discrimination Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives approved a measure Thursday night that would reverse a Washington law preventing employers from retaliating...

Emma Gray

The Troubling Subtext Of Sofia Vergara's Ex's Embryo-Focused Op-Ed

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 04.30.2015 | Women

This morning, the New York Times published an op-ed by Nick Loeb, a man who wants to use two embryos he created with his ex-fiancee, despite her objec...

Post-Ebola Sierra Leone: Leadership Needed to Keep Pregnant Young Girls in School

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Not only is this a poorly cloaked assault on the right to education for these girls, it ignores the reality of what young girls in Sierra Leone face in terms of control over their bodies as well as access to reproductive health services.

Women's Political Aspirations and Reproductive Rights Remain Destructively Tethered

Michele Goodwin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Michele Goodwin

This week, pro-life advocates in Congress struck another heavy blow against equality and reproductive justice by contaminating an otherwise uncontroversial anti-human trafficking bill, which had strong bipartisan support, with anti-abortion restrictions.

North Carolina House Passes 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., April 23 (Reuters) - North Carolina women seeking abortions would have to wait 72 hours after consulting a doctor b...

GOP Potentates: House Republicans Descend to New Lows

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Frydl

For most of my adult life, I have been aware that Republicans have sought to regulate my body through criminal punishment. But until Tuesday, I did not realize that they had it mind to criminally regulate my gaze as well.

On This Earth Day, Invest in Family Planning

Alexander Sanger | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Alexander Sanger

When you empower individuals and families with the information and services they need to make decisions around reproduction and sexuality, you fundamentality create more a more just and sustainable world.

Abortion Stigma And The Case of Purvi Patel

Anu Kumar | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Anu Kumar

Abortion transgresses three "feminine" ideals: That female sexuality should only be for the purposes of procreation; the inevitability of motherhood; and that women are inherently and instinctively nurturing.

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 06.17.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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.