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Women Are Watching On Anniversary of Roe

Cecile Richards | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Last year, anti-women's health politicians across the country launched what was surely the most aggressive assault on women's rights since the Roe decision was handed down.

Laura Bassett

Obama Presents Dramatically Different Stance On Abortion From Republican Rivals'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

Drawing a stark contrast between himself and the Republican presidential candidates on the issue of women's reproductive rights, President Barack Obam...

It's Up to Women to Elect Pro-Choice Candidates in 2012

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 03.23.2012 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

We need a Rosie the Riveter for our generation. Imagine if six million more women voted this year than did four years ago. We would see a dramatic change in the representation of Congress and in the policies it implements.

Why I Fight for Roe

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Rep. Diana DeGette

Thirty-nine years after Roe v. Wade's extraordinary impact, we must recognize that a women's legal right to choose is now in as great of jeopardy as it has ever been.

39 Years of Defending Roe v. Wade

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.21.2012 | Women
Nancy K. Kaufman

The principle of religious freedom demands that women be able to make healthcare decisions and choices, including whether or not to choose abortion or access family planning services,

Laura Bassett

39 Years Later, Roe v. Wade Still Under Siege

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court voted to protect a woman's right to have an abortion in the early stages of her pregnancy. Before the landmark ...

Roe v. Wade at 39 - An Interview With Sarah Weddington

Martha Burk | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

The case was argued by a 27-year-old female lawyer from Texas -- Sarah Weddington. Female lawyers were so rare in those days that the Supreme Court lawyers' lounge didn't even have a ladies room. There were no female judges. Weddington faced a wall of older men.

The Fantastical Crackpot Cult of Ron Paul

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

People who are devoted to Ron Paul appear to be more interested in the fantastical, fictitious idea of President Ron Paul than the realistic manifestation of President Ron Paul.

How Mitt Romney Threatens Women's (and Men's) Legal Right to Birth Control and Privacy in the Bedroom

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If the next president is a Republican who gets to replace the ailing Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a judicial conservative, the right to privacy could be a thing of the past and states could enact laws which would pass Constitutional muster restricting access to birth control.

Elise Foley

Rick Santorum Pleads With Iowans For Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- As his poll numbers continue to languish, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum pleaded with a room of anti-abortion vot...

HuffPost's Laura Bassett Talks 'Personhood'

Huff TV | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Laura Bassett appeared on Current TV's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on Tuesday to discuss Mississippi's Personhood amendment...

Christian Views On Social Issues: Abortion

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Today, Mississippi voters will vote on "the Personhood Amendment," which would grant the status of legal person to a fertilized egg. The measure would effectively outlaw abortion in all circumstances.

GOP Hopes To Take Mississippi's 'Personhood' Bills National

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, voters in Mississippi will head to the polls to vote on an amendment to the state Constitution that would designate inseminated human eggs...

Can 'I Don't Know' Break The Abortion Stalemate?

John Backman | Posted 12.23.2011 | Religion
John Backman

"Becoming human" is not a scientific question but a spiritual or philosophical one. And who can answer any such question definitively?

Should Men Have the Right to 'Financial Abortions'?

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 12.20.2011 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

The national conversation surrounding reproductive rights ebbs and flows. Through it all, one very important person never quite seems to make the first string of the "Decision Making Team": The father.

We Loved You, Sarah, Because You Made Us Feel Smart

Christina Patterson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

It's a fine line between politics as fun, and politics as farce. Sarah Palin crossed it the first time she spoke, but at least if you're laughing, or scowling, or even if you're wincing, you're probably still awake.

Laura Bassett

Mexican Supreme Court Rules In Reverse 'Roe v. Wade'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court of Mexico fell one vote shy of overturning Baja California state's "personhood" amendment on Wednesday night, ensuring...

Court Upholds South Dakota Mother-Fetus Relationship Law

AP | By KRISTI EATON | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- South Dakota can require doctors to tell women who seek abortions that they have an "existing relationship" with their fetus that...

Stopping The Assault on Women's Health and Rights

Cecile Richards | Posted 10.31.2011 | Women
Cecile Richards

I used to think of Roe v Wade as the turning point in the struggle for women's rights and health. By recognizing reproductive rights as constitutional...

The Perry Problem: What Would Happen if States Could Outlaw Abortion?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 10.08.2011 | Women
Nancy Keenan

Rick Perry invites charges of hypocrisy when he speaks so glowingly of so-called "states' rights" while at the same time vowing to use the powers of the federal government to erode women's freedom.

Andrea Stone

National Women's History Museum Placates Conservatives To Get Bill Passed In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after two alpha males on Capitol Hill slew a bill to allow a National Women's History Museum here, the head of the nascent...

States Pass Record Wave Of Anti-Abortion Laws

AP | DAVID CRARY and TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — Inspired by a contentious Nebraska law, abortion opponents in five other states have won passage of measures banning virtually all...

Abortion Tactics and Conflicted Moral Ambivalence

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The way abortion was legalized in America in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton left us with a culture war that won't quit and turned the Republican Party into a far right fringe element dominated by religious extremists.

Planned Parenthood Scores Victory In South Dakota

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Saying it would humiliate and degrade women, a federal judge on Thursday afternoon granted Planned Parenthood's preliminary ...

Laura Bassett

Louisiana Republican Aims To Overturn Roe v. Wade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

The Louisiana state legislature is considering a bill that would make performing an abortion a criminal offense, including in cases of rape and incest...