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Right to Choose

Why I will join the Women's March on Washington on January 21st, 2017

Linda Katehi | Posted 11.16.2016 | Women
Linda Katehi

I have never thought of myself as a political activist. It is true that growing up in the Vietnam war era I signed up against the war as millions of A...

Hillary Clinton, The Supreme Court And A Progressive Future

David Morris | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Many of us disagree with Hillary Clinton on a number of issues, in some cases intensely. But there is one overarching reason we should be vigorously supporting her election: The future of the Supreme Court is at stake.

Bogus Legal Threats Used To Trick Teens Into Signing Away Abortion Rights

Rewire | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

Last February, AJ, a single mother in Mississippi, found herself at the back of an abortion clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, where two police officers th...

Does Gun Control Encourage Crime? The Science of Crime Statistics

David H. Bailey | Posted 08.03.2016 | Science
David H. Bailey

It is widely assumed that crime is increasing, and is prima facie evidence of a breakdown of public order and private morality. Yet the facts point in quite the opposite direction. Indeed, the latest U.S. crime data has stunned even the most optimistic of observers.

SKIMM YOUR CANDIDATE: Former U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Democrat

theSkimm | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics

My greatest strength is my passionate commitment to helping people -- and I feel so strongly that I had a lot of opportunities and that there are people, particularly women, who are just as talented and hardworking, but who haven't had the same chances that I had.

A Woman Made A Comic Book About Abortion And It's Awesome

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.09.2015 | Women

One woman is on a mission to demystify the realities of abortion -- using illustrations. Writer and artist Leah Hayes created an illustrated book, ...

21 Inspirational Images Of Women Standing Up For The Right To Choose

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women

On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a woman's choice to have an abortion was a fundamental right under the Constitution. ...

Time Every Woman Is Allowed to Decide for Herself

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Tewodros Melesse

Beatrice Akoth had never wanted or planned to have nine children, but she had no choice. Although the idea is incomprehensible for many of us, Beatrice, like millions of other women and girls, had no access to contraception when she desperately needed it.

Aborted Thinking

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We all like autonomy, and all concede it has to end somewhere. As I once heard an ethicist quip, my autonomy to swing a stick certainly ends where your nose begins.

How Our National Passions About Soccer and Our Tribal Passions Over Abortion and Climate Change and GMOs, Are All About Survival!

David Ropeik | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

They all illustrate how the human cognitive system is driven much more by subconscious emotions than by a conscious objective analysis of the facts alone.

Beyond Single-Issue Politics on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: Young Reproductive Rights Activists Are Social Justice Activists

Kelley Robinson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Kelley Robinson

This fight isn't about being "pro-choice" or "pro-life." Those outdated labels don't come close to defining who we are or the complexity of this issue. Instead of talking about what divides us, let's talk about what the majority of us agree on: that women's health care decisions should be left to a woman and her doctor.

Coercion, not Consent

John Culhane | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
John Culhane

The Supreme Court needs to step in to declare that any physically invasive procedures that aren't independently justified constitute an "undue burden" on a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.

When Roe vs. Wade Is Overturned, This Is What Will Happen...

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

It doesn't take a prognosticator to conjure the various scenarios pregnant women who wish to terminate their pregnancy will consider when Roe vs. Wade is overturned and safe abortions become illegal.

When Pro-Life Isn't

Anjali Sareen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anjali Sareen

How can conservative Republicans claim to be pro-life when their purported concern for the individual life ends immediately at birth?

Elizabeth Warren Is the Democrats' Pride, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock Are the Republicans' Shame

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Elizabeth Warren is one of the most exciting and uplifting Democratic candidates in many years. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock will leave a different legacy in this election: They dramatize the Republican problem with women, and the Republican problem with rape.

War on Women Becomes Law of the Land if Romney Chooses the Supreme Court

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Heaven help justice in America if Mitt Romney is given the power to turn the Supreme Court of the United States into his great gift to the far right of the Republican party.

U.S. Servicewomen Left Out of Rape Exception

Rep. Susan A. Davis | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Susan A. Davis

While a ban currently exists on abortion coverage in federal insurance programs, within these plans there is an exception for rape survivors. Women in the military, who put their lives on the line every day for our freedom, are not covered under their military health coverage if their pregnancy is the result of rape.

Why Gay Marriage and Women's Rights Are Critical for the Elections

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The presidential elections of 2012 are understandably all about the economy. But human rights are not a luxury that we can afford to forget about at times of crisis, but a necessary foundation of a prosperous society.

The Larger Point

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The whole environment surrounding a woman's right to access a safe, legal abortion is premised on the assumption that women are not capable of making their own moral, religious, and ethical decisions without the intrusion and supervision of the government.

Contraception -- It's 2012 and Men Still Decide?

Cynthia Kounaris | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Kounaris

Do men want every sexual encounter to end in a pregnancy -- their own or those of their daughters, their sons, their wives... or their mistresses? That seems very illogical to me. So, I have to draw the conclusion that there are many, many men who are for contraception.

Laura Bassett

Obama Presents Dramatically Different Stance On Abortion From Republican Rivals' | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

Drawing a stark contrast between himself and the Republican presidential candidates on the issue of women's reproductive rights, President Barack Obam...

Roe v. Wade at 39 - An Interview With Sarah Weddington

Martha Burk | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

The case was argued by a 27-year-old female lawyer from Texas -- Sarah Weddington. Female lawyers were so rare in those days that the Supreme Court lawyers' lounge didn't even have a ladies room. There were no female judges. Weddington faced a wall of older men.

Her Service and Sacrifice Demand Fairness and Equal Treatment From Congress

Gale S. Pollock | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Gale S. Pollock

As divisive as the question of abortion has become, an overwhelming majority of Americans have the grace and empathy, in the face of violent sexual assault, to allow a woman to make the decision that is best for her and her family. Why haven't members of Congress done the same?

Americans' #1 Priority: Abortion?

Rep. Nita Lowey | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Rep. Nita Lowey

At a time when the federal government should be focused like a laser beam on job-creating investments and targeted tax relief, the majority takes a pass. They choose instead to rehash standard attacks on women's health.

Fetal Attraction: A Conservative Constitutional Conundrum

Laura Swisher | Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices
Laura Swisher

Maybe it's time to speak to conservatives in a language they understand: free marketism. To that end, I recently had my womb incorporated, which means it shouldn't be subject to any tedious governmental regulations.