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Roe vs Wade

Pro-Choice License Plate Advocated In Virginia: Supporters Threaten Lawsuit

AP | By DENA POTTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the "Choose Life" license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they...

Is George W. Bush Pro-Life?

John Gehring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Gehring

Former President George W. Bush receives a pro-life award this weekend from Legatus, an organization of Catholic business professionals. The honor raises an essential question: What does it mean to be pro-life?

What's Wrong With Arizona Lawmakers?

CC Goldwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
CC Goldwater

Local government interference has eroded women's legal rights to choose when and how they reproduce -- the omnibus abortion law creates substantial burdens on some pregnant women.

Is the Ban on Federally Funded Abortions Constitutional?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Abortion is legal in this country. It should not be exempted from coverage or funding because of religious beliefs.

Women's Realities: What Do You Want Others To Understand About Your Experience Of Abortion?

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

The choice to have an abortion can be heartbreaking, but if we lived in a society without the ability to make that choice, imagine how much more heartbreak there would be.

Ante-up Ladies.

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenna Henry Hansen

Affordable, quality health care for all Americans sounds like a brilliant idea. However, the language of the Stupak amendment cuts a woman's access to affordable, comprehensive medical coverage, including reproductive health services like abortion.

Roe v. Wade, "New" Science, & the Old Geography of Pregnancy

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

Today, on the thirty-seventh anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we thought it would be valuable to fact-check the claims of the pro-life group PersonhoodUSA.

Can You Hear Us Now? Leadership Needed on the 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

On Roe v. Wade's 32nd anniversary five years ago, we urged progressive leaders to articulate and defend a clear, comprehensive, and moral vision for r...

Ruth Proskauer Smith, 1907-2010

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelli Conlin

Ruth Proskauer Smith, a founding hero of the reproductive rights movement, died last night at 102 years of age. As we celebrate today the anniversary...

Abortion Is Health Care

Joan Malin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joan Malin

The health care bill contains language that would essentially eliminate insurance coverage for abortion. When will this country realize that abortion care is health care?

Abortion Message: Berkeley City Council Sends Hangers To Congress

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BERKELEY, Calif. — The Berkeley City Council has a pointed message for Democratic members of the U.S. House who voted to keep federal funds from...

Best Political Halloween Costumes: Put Your Costume Where Your Mouth Is

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Wear a fancy suit with a top hat and a cane. Stuff yourself with pillow so you look as bloated as possible. Wear a dollar sign around your neck (you can make it out of tin foil.) You're... Too big to fail.

No On Abortions, Yes On Bill, Says GOP Congressman Cao

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

"Basically, I do agree with the President that we need some kind of health care reform," says Anh in a Q and A. "Now, what kind of reform are we going to get? That is the question."

Republican Lawmakers Gin Up Fear Of Rationing, Can't Offer Any Proof

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surrounded by a group of parents clutching pictures of their special needs children, two Republican members of Congress stood in front of the Capitol ...

Justice Sotomayor, Justice Scalia and Our Six Catholic Justices

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Geoffrey R. Stone

Does the religion of the justices in any way matter to the business of the Supreme Court? During Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, her faith was largely backgrounded, as if being Latina matters but being Catholic doesn't.

Sam Stein

Sotomayor Says Roe v. Wade Is Established Law (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Judge Sonia Sotomayor declared unequivocally on Tuesday that the right to choose an abortion, as determined by Roe v. Wade, was established as law by ...

Victoria Jackson Speaks for Conservatives?

Stephanie Vaughn Hapke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Vaughn Hapke

Miss Jackson reminds me of a quote, attributed to Abraham Lincoln: "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

How I (and Other "Pro-Life" Leaders) Contributed to Dr. Tiller's Murder

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The same hate machine I was part of is still attacking all abortionists as "murderers." And once again the "pro-life" leaders are busy ducking their personal responsibility for people acting on their words.

Some Abortion Rights Backers Show Unease Over Sotomayor

New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In nearly 11 years as a federal appeals court judge, President Obama's choice for the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, has never directly ruled on whe...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: April 7, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been so long since I've bothered to read The Page that yesterday's instance of Mark Halperin using Time magazine as a venue for his kindergarten ...

Rush, Race, and the Religious Right

Randall Balmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Balmer

I have come to the reluctant conclusion that one reason politically conservative evangelicals so adore Limbaugh is that he expresses the racism they feel but cannot allow themselves to articulate.

A Tale of Abortion

Patrick Kampert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrick Kampert

These issues of abortion came to mind recently as I met with Jane, a successful white businesswoman in her mid-30s who has had five abortions.

North Dakota House Gives Fertilized Egg Full Rights

AP | DALE WETZEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. — A measure approved by the North Dakota House gives a fertilized human egg the legal rights of a human being, a step that would ...

Backsliding on Roe

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

Roe is going to need all the support that can be mustered, because the departure of the Bush administration may bring the extreme factions in the pro-life movement to the fore.

Counting our Blessings...

Charlie Cray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Cray

As a progressive, I expect to be frustrated by Obama's tilt on issues. But if there's one thing that he seems destined to do is unite the country in ways we haven't seen for a long time.