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Reproductive Rights

Marco Rubio Crusades Against Gays And Women While Still Being Labeled 'Moderate'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.08.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Because he's backed by the GOP establishment -- and apparently, because his backers view him, rightly or wrongly, as the only candidate who can court the extremes and still woo the middle -- many in the media proclaim him to be a moderate. But still, how is that possible?

Clinton Interview Shows How Republicans Are Setting The Terms Of The Abortion Debate

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

George Stephanopoulos asked Hillary Clinton to respond to Marco Rubio’s criticism of her record on "partial-birth abortions" on ABC’s “This Week...

I Performed FGM For 30 Years. Now I'm Committed To Ending It

Mariam Damba | Posted 02.07.2016 | Impact
Mariam Damba

The link between female genital cutting and cases of keloid, dysmenorrhea and urinary incontinence became clear. Five years ago, I decided not to practice excision any more. Soon after, my village decided to ban FGM.

Another Democratic Debate Ignores Reproductive Rights

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics

Thursday's Democratic presidential debate was the fifth in a row to avoid the issue of reproductive rights entirely, despite the prominence of the iss...

Sixteen Reasons to Campaign for Women's Rights in 2016

Aspen New Voices Fellowship | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Aspen New Voices Fellowship

Combined with important grassroots efforts, no doubt once there are more women in leadership roles, the value of a woman's life will no longer be treated as less than that of a cow. We have seen this first-hand in our work.

'No Más Bebés' and the Continued Pursuit to Control the Bodies of Poor Women of Color in the US

Elena Gutierrez | Posted 02.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Elena Gutierrez

Population control laws like CalWorks adopt an underlying premise that poor women and women of color cannot be trusted to fully control their own reproductive health choices, and that government-sanctioned coercion is an acceptable policy framework.

We're Falling Behind on Family Planning: 5 Ways To Get Us Back On Track

Melinda Gates | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Melinda Gates

While progress is possible, it is not inevitable. If we're going to keep the promise we made in 2012, it's time to step up and get to work.

Liberating Black Lives Through Reproductive Justice

Renee Bracey Sherman | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices
Renee Bracey Sherman

To create a world where Black life truly matters, we have to trust that everyone is capable, their spirit is dazzling, and they are deserving of love, no matter where they are in their life transition. To create this, we must empower and trust Black women.

Reproductive Rights and Zika: Why the Pro-Choice Movement Needs to Seize This Opportunity

Vijoleta Gordeljevic | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Vijoleta Gordeljevic

Latin American governments need to stop criminalizing women's preferences for how to live their lives and acknowledge that a woman's reproductive choices are part of the right to health many leaders so proudly advocate for all its citizens.

'No Más Bebés' Exposes The Involuntary Sterilization Of Immigrant Women

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 02.01.2016 | Latino Voices

In 1975, a group of 10 Mexican women sued LA county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government, claiming medical staff coerced, forced and tricked th...

Here's What Single Women Are Looking For In A Presidential Candidate

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women

A new survey reveals what’s motivating single women to head to the polls, and (surprise!) issues involving reproductive health and equal pay are at ...

Zika Virus and the Hypocrisy of Telling Women to Delay Pregnancy

Emma Saloranta | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Emma Saloranta

Advising women living in these countries to delay pregnancy is a whole other matter -- because for most of them, decisions related to family planning and their reproductive health are not in their control.

Kerry Washington: 'Abortion Is A Reality'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women

Kerry Washington is unapologetic about the depiction of abortion on her hit show, "Scandal." On the show's winter finale in November, the actress's ch...

How My Infertility Made Me Pro-Choice

Kelseigh Ingram | Posted 01.28.2016 | Women
Kelseigh Ingram

While it is important to express the pain that can come along with infertility, it should never be directed towards taking away another person's freedoms.

A Letter to Women on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Surina Khan | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Surina Khan

Women's Policy Institute graduates advocate for women's rights in California by influencing and helping pass legislation that supports women and fami...

United Nations Committee Affirms Abortion as a Human Right

David A. Grimes | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
David A. Grimes

In 2005, the Committee concluded that Peru had violated several articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and it ordered financial compensation to K.L. Fifteen years after the incident, reparations were finally made for Peru's "cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment." This marked the first time a United Nations Committee had held a country accountable for failing to ensure access to safe, legal abortion.

As Reproductive Rights Hang In The Balance, Debate Moderators Drop The Ball

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forty-three years after the Supreme Court established the right to a safe and legal abortion in Roe v. Wade, the stakes have never been ...

This Photographer Isn’t Letting Anti-Abortion Protestors Hide Behind Their Hate

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women

Jan. 22 marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. While there have been many steps forward in the quest for reproductive rights since 1973, there hav...

Roe Reminds Us of Restrictions on Women's Health Care

Elizabeth Taylor | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth Taylor

For 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has curtailed the rights of low-income women and created a system where only the privileged can have reproductive health care that is needed by all women. As we celebrate another anniversary of Roe, we must remember that our work is not done.

Why We Need Roe v. Wade Now More Than Ever

Mike Quigley | Posted 01.22.2016 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

As 2016 begins, we await the Supreme Court hearing arguments in Whole Woman's Health v. Cole, the biggest abortion case in decades. As advocates for choice, we must be resilient.

43 Years After Roe v. Wade, Battle for Abortion Access is Far From Over

Joan Malin | Posted 01.23.2016 | New York
Joan Malin

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade that affirmed that the right to privacy extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, opening up access across the country.

It's Now or Never for Reproductive Rights

Ilyse Hogue | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Ilyse Hogue

Today, as we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide, we also face growing and imminent threats to that right.

Most Stories About Reproductive Issues Are Written By Men

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you. T...

As Anti-Abortion Groups Gather in D.C., A Radical Movement Emerges

Miranda Blue | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Miranda Blue

This week, many of the various factions of the anti-abortion movement will gather in Washington for the March For Life, an annual event that marks the anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade.

7 Powerful Abortion Stories, As Narrated By Famous Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women

“An unplanned pregnancy put both my job and my health at risk.” “In the darkest moment of my life I was denied the constitutional right that ga...