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Washington Weekly: Abortion Rights

GVH Live | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
GVH Live

Few topics divide the American populace as sharply as abortion rights. As states across the country pass legislation that makes it harder for women ...

Today, The Supreme Court Begins A New Chapter In Its History--Will Women Be The Losers?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has coincided with a schedule of arguments before the Supreme Court that will have an enduring impact on women's access to reproductive health care. The first of these cases, Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt, is being argued today.

The Harmful Hypocrisy of the 'Right to Life' Movement

Allen Frances | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics
Allen Frances

Life is passionately defended only if the subject of concern is fetal life. "Right-to-life" politicians are often vehement supporters of the death penalty, seemingly oblivious to the obvious internal inconsistency in their attitudes to the beginning and the ending of life.

Laura Bassett

Supreme Court Blocks Restrictions On Texas Abortion Clinics

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Monday to stay a recent lower court ruling that would have shuttered all but nine abortion clinics in Texas. T...

Abortion in Texas: Lessons From Prohibition

David A. Grimes | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
David A. Grimes

Abortion has been with us as long as has pregnancy. It will not go away. Should safe, legal abortion become inaccessible (the goal of Republicans), women in large numbers will choose other options.

Abortion Rights Groups File Motion To Halt Key Provisions In Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Several women's health providers filed a motion on Wednesday seeking to halt a U.S. appeals court decision a day earlier allowing Texas to impose rest...

Samantha Lachman

Many Clinics Likely To Close As Federal Appeals Court Upholds Texas Abortion Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld some of the most onerous parts of a Texas abortion law, which is...

In Conservative Texas Legislature, Fewer Abortion Bills Passed

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Two years after passing some of the strictest abortion regulations in the country — and with a state Legislature considered even more conservative t...

Texas State Senate OKs Latest Set Of Abortion Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Texas state Senate gave preliminary approval on Monday to a set of new restrictions on minors seeking abortions without a pa...

Jason Linkins

So That Happened: How One Texas Bill Could Make It Impossible For Minors To Get Abortions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. On this week's podcast, we look into Texas legislation restricting access to abortion for minors, compare and contrast federal bill...

Texas State Senate Panel OKs Restrictions On Minors Seeking Abortions

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Minors seeking abortions in Texas without parental consent will face a tougher set of legal hurdles under legislation already approved by the House an...

Texas GOP Comes Up With New Ways To Make It Nearly Impossible To Have An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

The Texas House of Representatives passed a package of abortion restrictions on Thursday that would make the process for a minor to obtain a “judici...

Finally: A Solution to Your Outrage About the State of Women's Rights

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

If you live in New York State, you can actually help change things and codify equal rights for women by voting for the Women's Equality Party on Election Day.

Undercover Audio Reveals How Anti-Abortion Activists Pursue Patients, Providers

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

On the same day that Texas abortion clinics fought in court to remain open, anti-abortion activists held a training session at the state's capitol on ...

The 5 Most Surprising Things About My Abortion

Nicole Stewart | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women
Nicole Stewart

I ate lunch alone at my desk before driving to the clinic for our appointment. In the two weeks since my husband and I found out at our 20-week sonogram that our fetus was abnormal, I'd barely left the house. My entire world collapsed.

Laura Bassett

Texas Abortion Law Faces New Legal Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Just days after a federal appeals court upheld two parts of a sweeping anti-abortion law in Texas that would force many clinics to shut down, the Cent...

Men Against Women

James Moore | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
James Moore

As more abortion clinics close in the state of Texas, a retrospective look at the politics that led to this form of oppression points mostly at men. In fact, the five Republican candidates for the most powerful statewide offices in Texas, all of whom are dedicated to increasing abortion restrictions, are male

My Story Proves the Personal Is Political

Nicole Stewart | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Nicole Stewart

I wondered about each woman, each couple. I was the only person there whose pregnancy showed. I turned my eyes down, covered my belly and tried to slow my breathing. I was pissed: This was the first time I'd ever been pregnant, happily married and wanting a baby, yet here I was.

Tough News From Texas -- But the Fight Is Far From Over

Cecile Richards | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Access to reproductive health care should never depend on your zip code -- and from statehouses to courthouses to the ballot box, we are going to continue the fight to make sure it doesn't.

What The Amendments To The Texas Abortion Ruling Means For Latinas

VOXXI | Hope Gillette | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

A federal judge has made amendments to a Texas abortion ruling set into motion earlier this year which would have resulted in the closure of almost 40...

Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Texas Abortion Limits

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Overturning Roe v. Wade has never been about saving babies. It's about controlling women, and the religious extremists will continue masking this hidden agenda until they are exposed.

Rosemary's Baby and the Politics of Women's Bodies

W. Scott Poole | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
W. Scott Poole

Rosemary's demonic rape provides only the most violent example of how her body becomes imprisoned by the world her husband and malefic neighbors craft for her. Unfortunately, Polanski's vision of patriarchal romance is actually back in style.

Texas Republican Thinks Wendy Davis Should Foot Bill For Special Sessions

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

Though the abortion war in Texas may be on a break, there is a hefty bill from the special sessions that closed out the Legislature, and one Republica...

Laura Bassett

Texas Bill Would Force Women To Take Adoption Class Before Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

A new bill being advanced in the Texas state Senate would require women to take a three-hour class on adoption before legally being allowed to have an...

WATCH: Latina Texans Face Reproductive Health Crisis

Huffington Post | Posted 07.22.2013 | Latino Voices

With the Texas Senate's passage last week of a controversial bill restricting access to abortion, Latinas are voicing their concerns. Lillian Ortiz, N...