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Texas vs. Women's Reproductive Rights

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.07.2016 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

What happens in Texas may not stay in Texas -- a good reason for women across the United States to be concerned. The Supreme Court has been asked t...

'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.

Courts Matter, Judges Matter

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The recent anniversary of Roe v. Wade reminds us of the enormous legal progress made by women in the U.S. over the last five decades.

Photos: Murray, DelBene Support Women's Rights at Planned Parenthood on Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Sarah Toce | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Sarah Toce

On the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) jo...

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 ...

On 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, This Is What It Means To Be Pro-life

Rebekah Williams | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion
Rebekah Williams

The current conversation surrounding abortion is, by its very foundation, futile. We define ourselves as either "pro-life" or "pro-choice," but never as "anti-life" or "anti-choice." The fact of the matter remains, no one is really anti either of these things.

What Every (Progressive) Boy Should Know

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The only way you can justify a position in which a woman does not make her own reproductive decisions is if you believe she is not ethically and morally capable, as a function of her gender, and, in the U.S., race. It means you do not trust her to be a fully adult, fully human, being.

Kansas Court Celebrates Roe v. Wade By Striking Down Anti-Abortion Law

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Court of Appeals refused Friday to allow the state's first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester aborti...

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, ther...

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.

The Fascinating Story Of The Woman At The Center Of Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women

Today, we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade -- one of the most polarizing cases in U.S. history, which infamously legalized abo...

Here's How Crazy It Was To Get An Abortion Before Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women

As state after state proposes restrictions that test the limits of Roe v. Wade, it can be difficult to remember this simple fact: 43 years ago today,...

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.

Reclaiming Roe for Women at Home and Abroad

Serra Sippel | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics
Serra Sippel

The time is now to reclaim the spirit of Roe and the right of all women and girls to terminate a pregnancy, at home and abroad.

More Than 100 Lawyers Tell The Supreme Court Why Their Abortions Mattered

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

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Supreme Court Makes Everyone Lie About Abortion

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Abortion again is headed to the Supreme Court. At issue is a Texas law setting medical standards for abortionists.

Texas Women Take Abortion Into Their Own Hands

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 12.15.2015 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

-- Image credit: Blackbird Film Co. Last month I woke to headlines in the mainstream media claiming that, based on a study conducted by the Universi...

Trump Probably Just Disappointed A Lot Of Conservatives On Abortion

The Huffington Post | Scott Conroy | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women

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The Harmful Hypocrisy of the 'Right to Life' Movement

Allen Frances | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Allen Frances

Life is passionately defended only if the subject of concern is fetal life. "Right-to-life" politicians are often vehement supporters of the death penalty, seemingly oblivious to the obvious internal inconsistency in their attitudes to the beginning and the ending of life.

The Scary Legacy of Justice O'Connor's Abortion Decisions

Linda Hirshman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Women
Linda Hirshman

If Anthony Kennedy is ready to reconsider his support for burdens on women, he could not do better than to abandon O'Connor's standard. Women are citizens: does the law, directed only to women, make their lives better? If not, strike it down.

Supreme Court To Hear Abortion Case That Could Erode Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

There were more than 40 abortion clinics in Texas before HB2 was passed in 2013. Eventually the law landed in court, where a federal j...

Not Voting for Hillary If She Is the Nominee Is "Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face"

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

There are purists who would "cut off their nose to spite their face." They represent the mistaken idea if you can't find the person who agrees with everything you want you take actions possibly electing someone against everything you want.

Dear 2016 GOP Presidential Hopefuls: Welcome to Colorado, a Pro-Choice State

Karen Middleton | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Karen Middleton

On behalf of Coloradans - Democrats, Republicans, and Unaffiliated voters alike - I'd like to welcome the 2016 Republican Presidential candidates to our proudly pro-choice state. Support for reproductive rights cuts across party lines here and is an historic, mainstream value.