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Reproductive Rights

Why 100 People Shared Their Abortion Stories With The Entire Internet

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women

A campaign is elevating women's voices and stories for an important reason. On Tuesday, 100 people shared their personal stories about and experiences...

Maternal Monday -- What Was Your Moment of Obligation?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

As we embark on 2016 and the beginning of the Sustainable Development Goals, I would like to express my gratitude to all our partners and participants since we started in 2004 as a small NGO with the aim of ending deaths in childbirth in Nigeria.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Lie About Contraception, Too

David A. Grimes | Posted 01.18.2016 | Women
David A. Grimes

A Crisis Pregnancy Center in Chicago Source: Visviva Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) lie about abortion to dissuade women from exercising their ...

See How Our Country Is Failing Women In One Simple Map

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.12.2016 | Women

New research just confirmed that the state of reproductive health for women in the U.S. is abysmal. A report card from The Population Institute analyz...

5 Things We Hope to Hear in the President's State of the Union Speech

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

President Obama has said that his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 12 will be framed around "the big things" he sees as being priorities in the years to come, rather than taking a policy-centric approach to the speech. He has said that there is more work that needs to be done, and we agree.

GOP Congressman Wonders If Congressional Black Caucus Cares About All Black Lives

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) says he's heard a lot about how the criminal justice system and other institutions treat African-Americans from...

This New App Could Revolutionize The Way Women Get Birth Control

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.10.2016 | Women

A new app is changing the birth control game. Nurx is a San Francisco-based app, created by tech entrepreneurs Hans Gangeskar and Dr. Edvard Engesaet...

#DearDebbie, Millennial Women Aren't 'Complacent' About Reproductive Rights

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.07.2016 | Women

Earlier this week DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that young women today are complacent when it comes to their reproductive rights. Now those ...

America and Reproductive Rights: Not Making the Grade

Robert Walker | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Robert Walker

Attacks on Planned Parenthood, both physical and political, are jeopardizing the ability of women to access contraception and other reproductive health care services. At the same time, political assaults on sex education programs are gaining momentum and threatening the progress that we have made in reducing teen pregnancies. It all adds up to a bad report card for 2015, and it could get worse in 2016.


Alexander Sanger | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts
Alexander Sanger

The play reminded me that reproduction is not relegated only to heterosexual couples, and that childbirth and raising children are often not easy or without pain and trauma. This is why reproductive freedom is vital.

NARAL Endorses Hillary Clinton, After Backing Obama In 2008

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, calling her “a champion with a demonst...

2015: Best & Worst in Health Justice

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

As we close 2015, let's reflect on how we harmed and helped each other's health and wellness with two Top 5 lists for the year: the first for our shortcomings, and the second for our successes.

Thalidomide: The Connection Between a Statue in Trafalgar Square, a 1960s Children's Show Host and the Abortion Debate

Whitny Braun | Posted 12.29.2015 | Women
Whitny Braun

A friend of mine who is traveling in London sent me a text message of a photo she had taken of 12-foot-high, white marble statue of an armless pregnant woman with truncated legs set atop a giant pedestal in Trafalgar Square. The caption read: "Thalidomide?"

Here's The Difference Between Abortion On TV And In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women

A new study shows that when it comes to abortion on the small screen, we still have a long way to go. Researchers Gretchen Sisson and Katrina Kimport ...

What Millennial Women Really Want From Santa... Baby

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women

'Tis the season for women to have the full range of reproductive choices! That's the theme of a "Santa Baby" parody from actor and director Dominique ...

Top Global Health Milestones in 2015 (plus an Honorable Mention)

Karl Hofmann | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

As this year closes, it offers an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come and the work yet to be done. Global health gains in the third millenn...

A Big Win for Planned Parenthood

Robert Kuttner | Posted 12.20.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Little noticed in the deal that Congress approved Friday is the fact that the anti-abortion lobby got wiped out. The deal included no provisions cutting funding for Planned Parenthood -- an issue on which Republicans have been prepared to shut down the government in past budget fights. Nor did the anti-choice zealots have any success on their other proposed riders intended to reduce reproductive rights. There were proposed cuts in federal spending for sex education, family planning and Planned Parenthood. Same with efforts to further restrict abortion rights in the name of religious freedom, or international family planning, or attempts to block the government from requiring multi-state plans to include the full range of family planning services. What happened? First, the Democrats stood fast with reproductive rights groups.

Why Abortion Clinics Should Be More Plastic Surgery Offices

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 12.18.2015 | Women
Danielle Campoamor

Why aren't women who walk into a clinic for an abortion, greeted with by beautiful flowers and happy pictures and a plethora of tasty beverages?

The Hateful Rhetoric Must Stop

Christine Charbonneau | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Christine Charbonneau

People don't forget these statements, and some even take them at face value. And why shouldn't they? At that level you would expect them to be accurate. This is not the case. Instead, we are seeing an alarming increase from irresponsible presidential candidates, as well as lawmakers, in hateful rhetoric and smear campaigns against abortion providers and patients over the last few months.

Women's Rights Must Be a Major Part of Any Climate Deal

Françoise Girard | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Françoise Girard

This Human Rights Day is particularly significant. In Paris, negotiators are trying to come to agreement on a global climate treaty, and a lot is on the line -- especially for women.

I'm Tired Of My Body Being More Than A Body

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women
Danielle Campoamor

I want women's bodies to be seen as human bodies.

America Down the Rabbit Hole and Through the Looking Glass

Sezin Koehler | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
Sezin Koehler

Just days after returning to the U.S. a story broke an hour south of where I was living in Florida, involving a naked man eating the face off another in a shocking attack of cannibalism like The Walking Dead come to life. Toto, I don't think I'm in Europe anymore.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards And The Truth About Its Federal Funding

Quora | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women

There is a great deal of misunderstanding about federal funding and Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood health centers are reimbursed for health services provided, just like all other hospitals and doctors.

The Medical Harms of Abortion Restrictions

David A. Grimes | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
David A. Grimes

Enacted under the pretense of greater safety for women, oppressive abortion regulations are having a paradoxical effect: endangering American women.

Women Are Not Free If They Do Not Control Their Own Bodies

Hannah Khan | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Hannah Khan

There are currently over a 100 million people around the world that are in desperate need of humanitarian aid, one quarter of which are women who fall under the reproductive age.