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Abortions Should Never Be Like Russian Roulette

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

There was a great deal of consternation last week when Donald Trump suggested that women who undergo an abortion should be incarcerated. I share that consternation. But I also feel that consternation when Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and other men (always a man, never a woman) suggest that doctors who perform an abortion should be incarcerated.

Why Trump Bombed the Abortion Question

John A. Tures | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

The real reason Trump took a stand that even anti-abortion groups don't support is because he's been fooled by some Republicans who imply that an overwhelming majority of Americans want to overturn Roe v. Wade.

How Justice Ginsburg Walked All Over Texas' Restrictive Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time in history, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a major abortion rights case with three women on the bench. Justices Ruth Ba...

Where Latino Voters Stand On Abortion, According To New Survey

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.03.2017 | Latino Voices

Debate over whether Latinos hold conservative views on abortion or not has been a point of contention for years. A new study, however, has found that ...

The Future Of Abortion Rests On How One Man Wants To Go Down In History

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices have written some of the most consequential words about reproductive rights since 1973...

5 Things That Are More Lethal Than Legal Abortion

Michelle Tang | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics
Michelle Tang

If you assume that the 7 women per year that die from complications due to legal abortion are spread equally throughout the 50 states, Texas is legislating to save one-seventh of one women per year from legal abortion at the cost of 100 Texan women per year that die when abortion is illegal.

This Lawyer's First Supreme Court Case Just Decided The Fate Of Abortion Rights

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

In February, The Huffington Post profiled Stephanie Toti as she was preparing to lead the oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. On ...

How GOP Obstruction of Scalia's Replacement Could Backfire

Andy Schmookler | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

Their immediate, unjustified, and wholly partisan warning to the president not to nominate a successor to Scalia was disgraceful. It reveals the Republicans' utter commitment to their own power, regardless of how it shreds the American political tradition.

Texas vs. Women's Reproductive Rights

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.04.2017 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

What happens in Texas may not stay in Texas -- a good reason for women across the United States to be concerned. The Supreme Court has been asked t...

'No Más Bebés' and the Continued Pursuit to Control the Bodies of Poor Women of Color in the US

Elena Gutierrez | Posted 02.03.2017 | Latino Voices
Elena Gutierrez

Population control laws like CalWorks adopt an underlying premise that poor women and women of color cannot be trusted to fully control their own reproductive health choices, and that government-sanctioned coercion is an acceptable policy framework.

Courts Matter, Judges Matter

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The recent anniversary of Roe v. Wade reminds us of the enormous legal progress made by women in the U.S. over the last five decades.

Photos: Murray, DelBene Support Women's Rights at Planned Parenthood on Roe v. Wade Anniversary

Sarah Toce | Posted 01.22.2017 | Women
Sarah Toce

On the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) joi...

A Letter to Women on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Surina Khan | Posted 01.22.2017 | Women
Surina Khan

Women's Policy Institute graduates advocate for women's rights in California by influencing and helping pass legislation that supports women and fami...

On 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, This Is What It Means To Be Pro-life

Rebekah Williams | Posted 01.22.2017 | Religion
Rebekah Williams

The current conversation surrounding abortion is, by its very foundation, futile. We define ourselves as either "pro-life" or "pro-choice," but never as "anti-life" or "anti-choice." The fact of the matter remains, no one is really anti either of these things.

What Every (Progressive) Boy Should Know

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The only way you can justify a position in which a woman does not make her own reproductive decisions is if you believe she is not ethically and morally capable, as a function of her gender, and, in the U.S., race. It means you do not trust her to be a fully adult, fully human, being.

This Photographer Isn’t Letting Anti-Abortion Protestors Hide Behind Their Hate

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women

Jan. 22 marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. While there have been many steps forward in the quest for reproductive rights since 1973, there hav...

Roe Reminds Us of Restrictions on Women's Health Care

Elizabeth Taylor | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Elizabeth Taylor

For 40 years, the Hyde Amendment has curtailed the rights of low-income women and created a system where only the privileged can have reproductive health care that is needed by all women. As we celebrate another anniversary of Roe, we must remember that our work is not done.

Why We Need Roe v. Wade Now More Than Ever

Mike Quigley | Posted 01.22.2017 | Chicago
Mike Quigley

As 2016 begins, we await the Supreme Court hearing arguments in Whole Woman's Health v. Cole, the biggest abortion case in decades. As advocates for choice, we must be resilient.

43 Years After Roe v. Wade, Battle for Abortion Access is Far From Over

Joan Malin | Posted 01.22.2017 | New York
Joan Malin

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade that affirmed that the right to privacy extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, opening up access across the country.

The Fascinating Story Of The Woman At The Center Of Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 02.20.2017 | Women

Today, we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade ― one of the most polarizing cases in U.S. history, which infamously legalized abortion in a...

Here's How Crazy It Was To Get An Abortion Before Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Women

As state after state proposes restrictions that test the limits of Roe v. Wade, it can be difficult to remember this simple fact: 43 years ago today, ...

It's Now or Never for Reproductive Rights

Ilyse Hogue | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics
Ilyse Hogue

Today, as we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide, we also face growing and imminent threats to that right.

Reclaiming Roe for Women at Home and Abroad

Serra Sippel | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics
Serra Sippel

The time is now to reclaim the spirit of Roe and the right of all women and girls to terminate a pregnancy, at home and abroad.

More Than 100 Lawyers Tell The Supreme Court Why Their Abortions Mattered

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

Women from virtually every corner of the legal profession told the Supreme Court on Monday why their decisions to seek abortions earlier in life meant...

Supreme Court Makes Everyone Lie About Abortion

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.31.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Abortion again is headed to the Supreme Court. At issue is a Texas law setting medical standards for abortionists.