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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.

Safe And Legal Abortion Access Is Disappearing From Red States

MSNBC | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

Some mornings, Bhavik Kumar starts his day at 5am and thinks about a life different from the one he began this year. In that other life, the 30-year o...

Pre-Roe Abortion Providers On Breaking The Law To Save Women's Lives

New York Magazine | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

On October 11, 1972, final arguments for the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade were argued before the United States Supreme Court. Three months later...

Doctor's 1974 Testimony Shows Just How Dangerous It Is When Abortion Is Illegal

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women

Over 40 years after it was given, one doctor's Congressional testimony offers a chilling reminder of how fatal restricted abortion access can be.&nbs...

Freshman Sen. Joe Biden Didn't Like Roe v. Wade In 1974

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As a freshman senator, Joe Biden gave an extended interview for a Washingtonian magazine profile in which he told writer Kitt...

John Kasich Supports Ohio Bill That Would Ban Abortions For Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics

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Rick Santorum Could Use a Lesson in Democracy!

Marvin Meadors | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

Appearing on Hardball hosted by Chris Matthews immediately after the Republican debate, former Senator Rick Santorum revealed some strange contortions regarding his understanding of the constitution

Abortion Without Apology

Dorothy Samuels | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Dorothy Samuels

Given the fragile state of abortion rights today, and the determination of those who would undo them further, Pollitt's book offers an important rallying cry. Her analysis is not perfect, but on the whole, her argument is persuasive -- and necessary.

Crime-Tracking Service Wrongly Calls Abortion 'Murder'

Hans Johnson | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Longtime advocates for privacy and access to reproductive health care found the use of the phrase "murder by abortion" in local data appearing on to be disturbing. The label seems to invoke shame and humiliation.

How Far We've Come from Roe v. Wade

Meg Mott | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Meg Mott

What's striking about the most recent video is that the "sting" involves making Planned Parenthood fit the bill of a ghoulish profit-driven corporation, as if no other U.S. corporation trades in human misery.

Mike Huckabee, You Want Abortion to Go Away? Then Let's Work Together -- Here's How

Christine Horner | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Christine Horner

Sustainability is the trump card that transcends continually evolving philosophies, ignorance, cultural differences -- and critics. It champions life, seeking to serve the highest good for the greatest number.

Taking Patriarchy by Storm

Lori Sokol | Posted 07.29.2015 | Women
Lori Sokol

As Stop Patriarchy plans to fan out around Mississippi, it will be mobilizing outreach and disruptions to businesses against all forms of patriarchy and women's oppression -- from abortion rights to eliminating rape culture.

American Women Deserve Clarity

Richard Fowler | Posted 07.23.2015 | Media
Richard Fowler

All moral debate aside, women have a strict legal right to abortion that states have been using their regulatory power to encroach upon. Perhaps the Supreme Court should take up this Mississippi case and set clear protections for women once and for all.

Rebel Flags Coming Down And Progressive Patriotism Rising. Are Flag/ACA/Gay Issues Related?

Mark Green | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


This was the week when lame duck Obama became a political lion. Lowry and Reagan debate its impact on the country and '16. Can Rich find a pony in there somewhere? Key question: will GOP prospects promise new Justices to reverse ACA and gay marriage thereby keeping it a rallying issue for Democrats? (Fish gotta swim...)

Rape, Incest, Health Risk -- Safe Abortions Are a Must!

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

We call on President Obama and his administration to use all means to provide the full range of reproductive health care needed by women, girls, and their families throughout the world. Don't let broken policy practices continue to harm the health of women.

The Texas Abortion Decision and the Right's 'Women's Health' Gambit

Miranda Blue | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Miranda Blue

This -- closing abortion clinics while chipping away at Roe in the courts -- is the goal of legislation like that in Texas. But, of course, Republican leaders aren't mentioning in this in their praise of the Fifth Circuit's decision. Instead, Attorney General Ken Paxton reacted to the ruling by calling it "a victory for life and women's health."

It's Time to Legalize Abortion in Chile and Everywhere Else

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Steve Siebold

A shocking new ad campaign in Chile is telling women if they want to have an abortion, they should consider falling from the top of a staircase. That's because right now in Chile, it's illegal to end a pregnancy regardless of the circumstances.

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] | 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' | 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...