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Roe. v. Wade

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 CrimeMapping.com 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

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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]

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 06.27.2015 | 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.