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Roe. v. Wade

Commemorating Roe v. Wade

Cecilia Attias | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Cecilia Attias

Last Tuesday, Americans marked an important milestone in their history -- the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973 made abortion legal across the nation.

Abortion Opponents March In Washington

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Anti-abortion demonstrators from around the country marched through Washington to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to ...

Women Spoke -- Will Lawmakers Listen?

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

To paraphrase actor-activist Alec Baldwin, you know your country is in trouble when people ask, 'Did the rape guy win?' and you have to respond, 'Which one?' The candidates' offensive and absurd comments should not be laughed off as an aberration.

Celebrating Roe V. Wade As A Pro-Choice Muslim

Altaf Saadi | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Altaf Saadi

I celebrate Roe v. Wade proudly as a Muslim woman. I deeply hope that more Muslim women and men will do the same with me, refusing to accept blanket, unfounded statements about religious or Islamic opposition to abortion.

The American Catholic Church And Roe. v. Wade

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Many American Catholics took exception to this decision and have engaged in four decades of political action to reverse this outcome. There might have been a time when this strategy was viable. No longer.

Catholic Hospital: Fetus Not A Person - Today's Religion Reads

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

Today's religion reads: A Catholic hospital says that a fetus is not a person, secular groups examine gender divides in their communities, the priest of the "cross lobby" gets his day in in the spotlight, and Pope Benedict XVI tells us that social media is the real thing.

Gun Control, Religion And Abortion

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

What's the relationship between gun control, religion and views on abortion? A new survey sheds some light, while a Washington, D.C. minister vows to continue his fight against gun violence through forging a "cross lobby" for gun control.

Republican Compares Abortion Clinics To Concentration Camps

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

A Republican state lawmaker in Virginia stirred controversy on Tuesday when he used the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade to compare abo...

The Abortion Debate

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Making this debate about God deflects it from a discussion of some of our most pressing issues. If Republicans are so concerned with the life of unborn children, how is it that they don't care about children already in existence?

Abortion Rights Are Pro-life

Leonard Peikoff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Leonard Peikoff

Tragically, the lives of the parents are completely ignored by the anti-abortionists. Yet that is the essential issue. In any conflict it's the actual, living persons who count, not the mere potential of the embryo.

WATCH: Maddow Celebrates Major Anniversary

Posted 01.23.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow honored the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on her Tuesday night show. The MSNBC host sent two of her producers to women's clinics in...

On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Republicans Applaud its True Meaning

Susan Bevan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Susan Bevan

At its heart, Roe reaffirms American women's essential right to make personal health decisions privately and without interference from government.

Palin Blasts Obama 'Hypocrisy' On Roe v. Wade Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

As pro-choice advocates and abortion foes alike marked the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling, Sarah Palin criticized President Oba...

States Still Seek To Limit Key Rights

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

Ever since a 40-year-old Supreme Court decision found that abortions are legal in some circumstances, state legislatures across the country have been ...

On The 40th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade

Debra Cooper | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Debra Cooper

40 years ago today the Supreme Court released its 7-2 decision affirming a woman's right to have an abortion. Since then, this right has been upheld...

40 Years After Roe V. Wade, How Do Americans Really Feel About Abortion?

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 01.22.2013 | Religion

(RNS) In the past four decades, American attitudes have changed markedly on gay marriage, smoking, bullying and a host of other cultural issues. Bu...

The Abortion Debate: We’re All In This Together

Barbara Kay Lundblad | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Barbara Kay Lundblad

How shall we interpret what Jesus said in light of our deep divisions over abortion? Is the fetus in the womb oppressed or is the pregnant woman denied choices oppressed?

What President Obama Should Say on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Tracy Weitz | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Tracy Weitz

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and as a pro-choice president, Obama is likely to mark it with a statement reaffirming a woman's constitutional right to abortion. But on this anniversary maybe it is time to ask him for something more.

Fighting for Our Right to Choose

Wendy Greuel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Wendy Greuel

Roe v. Wade guaranteed our right to choose. It didn't guarantee that this right could be taken for granted. With the attack on choice showing no signs of abating, I believe it will be enormously important for women in visible positions to fight threats to women's health.

Searching for the Soul of Politics 40 Years After Roe

Serra Sippel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Serra Sippel

Congress must repeal the Helms Amendment entirely, but in light of current reports of war rape in Syria and gang rape in India, there is an urgent need to comply with current U.S. law and fund abortion in cases of rape, incest and life endangerment.

Landmark Abortion Rights Plaintiff: 'Abortion Is Something I Don't Believe In'

Posted 01.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Exactly 40 years after the landmark abortion cases that established a woman's right to choose, one of the original plaintiffs joined HuffPost Live to ...

40 Years After Roe v. Wade, Majority Of Americans Believe Abortion Should Be Legal

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, a majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to a new poll conducted by NBC...

Fulfilling the Promise of Roe v. Wade: Let's Start With the President's Budget

Emily Spitzer | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

Every year, Congress uses the annual budget process to deny women access to a critical reproductive health service -- abortion. We must allow medical standards of care -- and not politics -- to dictate coverage once again.

Unlike Fashion, Abortion Can't Be Labeled

Nanette Lepore | Posted 03.24.2013 | Style
Nanette Lepore

Over the past few years, more and more Americans have felt less comfortable having their personal beliefs about abortion be put into a box. What does "pro-choice" or "pro-life" even mean? And why can't I be both?

Doc Explores Lives Of Four Late Term Abortion Doctors

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, one documentary at Sundance Film Festival addresses the enduring controversy surrounding abortions. "After Til...