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On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Let's Talk About Paid Family Leave

Michelle Noehren | Posted 03.22.2015 | 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 03.18.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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 02.22.2015 | 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...

We're Fighting for Access, Not Choice

Dawn Laguens | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Dawn Laguens

Today "choice" does not exist for women in more than 30 states because they live in states in which legislatures have passed laws restricting access to abortion. When there is no access, there is no choice.

Gardner bill "strikes at the heart of Roe v. Wade"

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.27.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's spokespeople are saying that a federal personhood bill cosponsored by Garder and called the Life at Conception Act...

What Hobby Lobby Won't Tell You About Abortion

Galanty Miller | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Galanty Miller

This is insane. Watermelon-flavored Oreos is insane. Ryan Seacrest has 13 million Twitter followers is insane. But absolutely nothing compares to the socially accepted fact that men are making laws about women's bodies. That's crazy town.

Dropping the Pretext: North Dakota Takes a Frontal Attack on Roe v. Wade

Nancy Northup | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Nancy Northup

Last March, North Dakota enacted a blatantly unconstitutional and downright archaic law completely banning abortions very early in the first trimester, before many women will even know they are pregnant.

To the Feminists Who Challenge Marianne Williamson on Women's Rights

Frances Fisher | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Frances Fisher

Feminist activists are painting Marianne as though she were some conservative like Phyllis Schlafly. Marianne has never uttered a word -- privately or publicly -- against Roe vs. Wade. Marianne supports it 100%.

Checkerboard Justice Cannot Stand

Tom Carpenter | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Brown, we are reminded that much like segregation, now is the time for the Supreme Court to address the important issue of the " inherently unequal" ban on same-gender marriages.

The Injustices of the Justices: Supreme Court Style

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Throughout history, there have been controversies over various Supreme Court rulings, but like most Americans, I didn't really pay much attention to m...

Democrats Need Obama to Barnstorm the Country

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The rich vs. middle class and poor campaign actually works. It works because in today's America it is fact that the current Republican leadership supports legislation that benefits the special interests and the wealthy while Democrats support legislation benefitting the poor and middle class.

Conservatives Fume Over Rand Paul's Abortion Comments

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may have alienated some of his socially conservative supporters this week after he sounded surprisingly ambivalent on the issue...

To Hell and Back in Just 45 Years

Kate Michelman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Kate Michelman

I had a college degree, but suddenly I had no car, no income and few alternatives. To keep our family going, I was forced onto welfare and relied on food stamps to keep food on the table. In the blink of an eye, my aspirations for achieving a middle-class life for my family were shattered.