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Roe v Wade

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

Cecile Richards | Posted 01.25.2015 | 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 01.23.2015 | 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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.16.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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 12.23.2014 | 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.

Amendment 1: What Lies Ahead for Abortion in Tennessee?

David A. Grimes | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
David A. Grimes

Supporters of Tennessee's Amendment 1 that just passed with 53% of the vote now plan to roll out several regulations to restrict access to abortion. Here is the underlying assumption and net affect behind each of the three new regulations.

Abortion in Texas: The 'Small Fraction'

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

With the closing of 13 abortion clinics in Texas, one out of six Texas women seeking an abortion will have to travel 150 miles or more. But one out of six? That's only a small fraction, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

GOP Lawmaker Makes Holocaust Comparison In Speech

The Huffington Post | Diane Jeanty | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

In his inaugural speech, Texas state Sen. Charles Perry (R) compared what he called the “spiritual battle” being waged in the United States agains...

Gloria Allred Opens Up About Her Near-Fatal Abortion

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.26.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Civil rights attorney Gloria Allred has devoted her life to fighting for equality for all marginalized groups, but her mission to make abortion legal ...

Abortion and Incest

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Since 1976, federal appropriations bills often have forbidden the use of federal funds to pay for an abortion, except in cases of incest or rape. This is known as the Hyde Amendment, after its author Henry Hyde (R-IL). It was an anti-choice response to the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

Be Bold in Our Support for Women and Families

Rev. Darcy Baxter | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Rev. Darcy Baxter

Be Bold. I cannot think of a better call to action for people of faith who care about reproductive health, rights and justice.

The Vote -- A Right Worth Fighting For

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Today marks Women's Equality Day. It is also a little more than two months from the 2014 midterm elections. In my mind, these two things are inextricably linked.

Abortion: The X(treme) Games

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

There may be no middle ground on reproductive rights. But if the fetus wins, if a girlfriend's abortion decades ago gets blamed for someone's suicide, if "personhood rights" take precedence over women's rights, we will be back in the dark ages.

Abortion Coverage and the Affordable Care Act

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The ACA accomplished many wonderful things for women. It did not, however, change the status quo that stigmatizes and marginalizes abortion, given that it maintains policies that discriminate against women based on their insurance or income.

I Had A 'Secret' Abortion Before Roe v. Wade

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women

When an Alabama judge equates women's reproductive rights to gun rights in order to make abortion access more agreeable, the stigma that still surroun...