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Reproductive Rights

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

Surina Khan | Posted 01.22.2017 | 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 01.27.2017 | 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 01.04.2017 | 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 01.22.2017 | 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 01.22.2017 | 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 01.22.2017 | 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 01.21.2017 | 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 01.21.2017 | 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...

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 01.18.2017 | 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 01.15.2017 | 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 01.11.2017 | 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 01.07.2017 | 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 01.07.2017 | 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 01.04.2017 | 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 12.30.2016 | 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 12.29.2016 | 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 ...