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Ben Nelson is My New Hero: At Least He Has the Courage of His Convictions

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

The Senate's discussion of its health care bill has devolved from farce to a tragedy, in which female and male senators alike are trading the lives of women for the sake of re-election.

A Woman Scorned: The Betrayal and Backlash of the Stupak/Pitts Anti-Abortion Amendment

Kelley Bell-Wenzlaff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelley Bell-Wenzlaff

The health care bill is so important, we can't let this amendment get in the way of its passage. But don't mistake that to mean its O.K. to ask the ladies to "take one for the team," not this time.

Do Catholic Bishops Run the United States Government?

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

On Saturday, with the aide of some 60 Democrats, women's rights were effectively negated by the US Congress as the House passed the Stupak amendment t...

Women on the Verge

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Once again, at the final hour, women's rights and access have been traded away in the new Senate health care bill. Rights and access that we may not get back anytime soon, if ever.

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Abortion Battle Coming To Cable | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The fight over abortion rights set off by a provision in the House health-reform bill is coming to cable on Tuesday. The ad is from Center for Reprod...

The Assault on Choice

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

The historic passage of a health care bill came with an inescapably cruel irony. There is an amendment in the bill that threatens the health of millions of American women.

Stupak-Pitts Vs. Bubble Boy

Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Goldman

More than one in every three women will have had an abortion by the age 45. If the Stupak amendment becomes law, it one day may not even be our choice to pay for an abortion with our own insurance.

Ode to Health Care Reform: An Absurd Poem about Absurdities.

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

The Party of No // had nowhere to go // but backwards // to get to the future. // "Uh, that doesn't work," // said a brazen Young Turk. // "Someone please shut them up // with a cloture!"

Bart Stupak: 'There Will Be Hell To Pay' If My Amendment Is Removed

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) is warning fellow Democrats not to mess with his restrictive anti-abortion amendment. Pro-choice outrage was sparked by th...

Canadian Health Care: Five "Terrifying" Testimonials

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

I married a Canadian, which got me, among other things, some pretty awesome Canadian in-laws, two kids, friends who think hockey is worth watching, and a window into Canada's health care system.

The Health Care-Abortion Issue: An Open Letter To The Catholic Bishops

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Dear Bishops: In our struggle to get health care for all, you saw an opportunity to make sure that American women can't afford abortions, a way to be the deciders for all of us.

Stupak Amendment Breaks Heart

Donna Schaper | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Schaper

The Stupak amendment joins Joe Lieberman in breaking my heart. It is not a political matter for me. It is an insult, an affront, a stupidity, and a knife in my back.