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The Hypocrisy of 'Pro-Life' and the GOP

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

In actuality, the GOP conducts itself as a party that stands for life until birth; then one is left to fend for oneself.

Why I Strongly Oppose the Republican Anti-Choice Bill

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Under this legislation, women whose lives are in danger would be prohibited from receiving a safe and legal abortion after 20 weeks -- even when their doctor determines it is medically necessary. Doctors could face up to five years in jail for acting to prevent serious and potentially lifelong harm to their patient. In addition, the bill would enact senseless barriers for rape victims.

Laura Bassett

House Passes Abortion Ban That Could Challenge Roe v. Wade [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

Kate Williams was 21 weeks pregnant in 2011 when she had an ultrasound anatomy scan to check on the progress of her baby. The news was not good: Her u...

White House 2016: Is Hillary Clinton More Pro-Woman Than Her Democrat Rivals?

Heather Gautney | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Heather Gautney

NOW chapters around the country and leagues of women voters are lit up over the possibility of a woman president. And many of them are hankering for Hillary.

Emily Kassie

When It Comes To Abortion Rights, North Dakota Is The 'Canary In The Coal Mine'

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Kassie | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

Alison is about to have an abortion. It’s not the first time she’s been to the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota. She came her...

How Will Republicans React to Gay Marriage Decision?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Supreme Court decision, when it happens later this year, is quite likely going to set off an argument within the Republican Party -- or, at the very least, that subset of the party who are running for president.

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...

Reproductive Justice Matters

Monica Raye Simpson | Posted 04.03.2015 | Black Voices
Monica Raye Simpson

"I thought you worked on abortions so how can you also believe Black Lives Matter?" That was the question I was asked when, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I posted remarks, via social media, on the importance of honoring this anniversary.

One Man's Pastry Is Another Man's Poison

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

However foolish, corrupt, or hypocritical, you are free to pray as you like so long as you leave me out of it. Alas, godly zealots of every stripe reject that bargain. So we battle on.

When Both Sides Get It Wrong -- It's Time for Common Ground

Candace Straight | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Candace Straight

As lifelong pro-choice Republicans who have supported GOP candidates for decades, we are dismayed by activists on the right and the left attacking the GOP leaders who spoke out against House Resolution 36 last week.

The Real Lessons of the House Majority Leadership's Abortion Fiasco

Cecile Richards | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Cecile Richards

As we reflect on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and House Majority leadership's abortion fiasco, let's make sure the lesson we learn is the right one.

A Tale Of Two Movements

Colorlines | Miriam Zoila Pérez | Posted 01.23.2015 | Black Voices

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that opened the door for legal access to abortion in the United State...

Fraud and Betrayal Over the 20-Week Abortion Ban: Shame on These Women

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Madeleine Albright once said there is a special place in hell reserved for women who don't help other women. But what's going on in the U.S. House right now is even worse.

10 Abortion Myths That Need To Be Busted

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women

Forty-two years ago, the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade granted American women the right to a legal abortion. Four decades later, it ...

Shattering the Silence: My Abortion Story

Elizabeth Brady | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Brady

We all circle through our lives with the false impression we're alone in our personal experiences. A lack of shared stories keeps all of us in the dark about how something can affect so many people, especially a subject so shamed as abortion.

The Inequities in Roe's Wake

Elizabeth Taylor | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth Taylor

On yet another anniversary of Roe, women's health opponents in Congress will mark the occasion by voting for a national ban on abortion at 20 weeks. Even if the ban fails, the right under Roe will still not be realized for millions of women.

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. ...

42 Years After Roe v. Wade, Abortion Rights Still Under Attack

Joan Malin | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Joan Malin

January 22 marks 42 years since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, but our fight to make sure all women have access to safe, legal abortion is far from over. Politicians won't hesitate to take away the right to make personal, complex decisions about reproductive health. We must stop taking our hard-won rights for granted.

Laura Bassett

Democrats Vow To Defend Abortion Rights On Roe v. Wade Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in both chambers of Congress will introduce a resolution Thursday that asserts the "constitutionally protected right to safe, ...

#HelmsHurts: President Obama Must Act Now

Serra Sippel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Serra Sippel

Now is the time for the President to show the courage of his convictions by taking executive action to ensure that U.S. assistance will be available for abortion access for women who survive rape or incest, or whose lives are endangered by a pregnancy. It is the right thing to do. The time to act is now.

On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Let's Talk About Paid Family Leave

Michelle Noehren | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Michelle Noehren

While protecting and defending our right to abortion services we must also support the choices of women who want to expand their families. Paid family leave is a natural extension of the choice movement because our ultimate goal is to support women, no matter their choice.

Genuinely Outrageous Priorities

Jess McIntosh | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Jess McIntosh

This is what they choose to prioritize in the first week. No matter what kind of plans or "autopsies" or happy talk comes out of this winter retreat, one thing's clear: the GOP's priorities are more outrageous than ever.

Reproductive Justice -- Mainstreaming a Radical Vision

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Reproductive justice embraces the interrelationship of reproductive freedom, religious liberty, and equality, among other rights and freedoms, as vital to creating meaningful social change and justice for everyone. It means supporting fundamental human rights -- the right to have full autonomy over our bodies.

Interstate Medical Tourism for Abortion: The Early Days In New York City

David A. Grimes | Posted 02.22.2015 | Women
David A. Grimes

For a woman struggling to support her family on minimum wage, adding these travel expenses to the cost of the procedure often proved daunting.

Erica Jong on Feminism for the Future

Omega Institute | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Omega Institute

The absolute bedrock of our independence is having control over our own bodies. You cannot be independent if the government or someone else says whether or not you can use birth control.