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Geniuses Made A Must-Watch ‘Formation’ Parody About Anti-Abortion Laws

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.26.2016 | Women

A remake of Beyoncé’s “Formation” is telling ladies to “get information” about anti-abortion laws. Created by feminist organization Lady P...

Next Steps In Making Reproductive Rights A Reality For All, Regardless Of Income

Sandra Fluke | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics
Sandra Fluke

For those of us who are not elected officials, voting and volunteering for campaigns are among the most important actions we can take. This year, we have the opportunity to change the course of women's health care in this country for a generation.

Un-Trapped: Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Law Limiting Abortion

The Conversation US | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women
The Conversation US

The ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstadt will affect states' powers generally to limit women's access to pre-viability abortion: it throws into question the validity of laws in at least 24 other states with similar requirements.

Undue Burden: Director Dawn Porter on Trapped

Kristin McCracken | Posted 06.15.2016 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

For years, women's health rights in the U.S. have been steadily eroding, in large part due to restrictive laws passed by conservative state government...

The Medical Harms of Abortion Restrictions

David A. Grimes | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
David A. Grimes

Enacted under the pretense of greater safety for women, oppressive abortion regulations are having a paradoxical effect: endangering American women.

The Seussian Absurdity of Texas Abortion Laws

Lori Day | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Lori Day

Deep in the Texas desert, some people say, if you look deep enough you can still see today, where Planned Parenthood once stood just as long as it could before somebody lifted women's rights away.

Will Blood Transfusion Be the Republican Party's Next Medical Target?

David A. Grimes | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
David A. Grimes

Emboldened by recent legislative incursions into gynecology, the GOP may soon look for other ways to practice medicine without a license. Why not meddle in transfusion medicine next?

Samantha Lachman

Virginia House Blocks Changes To Abortion Clinic Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The saga over Virginia's regulations of abortion clinics continued Thursday as the Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates pas...

Anti-Abortion Leader Admits New Clinic Laws Are Not About Safety

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

The anti-abortion movement has long claimed that the aim of passing new abortion clinic regulations is to protect women's health and safety. But a lea...

Watch: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion, was issued 41 years ago. Despite consistent public opinion to the contrary, conservatives and the religious right have patiently and relentlessly campaigned against it for decades. And recently, their efforts are finding some success.

The Threat to Reproductive Health Care -- Part 2

Terry O'Neill | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Laws that restrict or deny access to reproductive health care procedures are openly discriminatory against women. How many lawmakers do you know who have dreamed up restriction after restriction after restriction to block men's access to vasectomy?

TRAP Laws Restrict Abortion Rights the Same Way Poll Taxes and Literacy Tests Restricted Voting Rights

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

In Louisiana, a new law has the potential to shut down every abortion provider in the state. Does that law ban abortions? No, not specifically. But it's an example of something that has become much more prevalent in recent years, namely TRAP laws.

Laura Bassett

Historic Pro-Choice Bill To Be Introduced In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Following an unprecedented three-year wave of state legislative attacks on abortion and family planning services, a group of Democratic lawmakers in t...

Laura Bassett

This Is What Happens When Lawmakers Declare War On Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

More than 50 abortion clinics across the country have closed or stopped offering the procedure since a heavy wave of legislative attacks on providers ...

Post Abortion-Syndrome: The Solution in Search of a Problem

Sarah Erdreich | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Sarah Erdreich

A recent study from the University of California, San Francisco found that the vast majority of women that had an abortion felt that they had made the right decision.

How Do We Prevent More Gosnells?

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 07.15.2013 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

Anti-choice activists are exploiting the Gosnell trial to push for laws that close abortion clinics and otherwise limit access to choice. But that is exactly the wrong reaction. The horrific conditions at Gosnell's clinic show just how important it is to have real reproductive choice.

Laura Bassett

Candidate Called 'Extreme' For Supporting Abortion Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Virginia Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R) has long been called "extreme" by women's rights groups for his efforts to ou...

Laura Bassett

Virginia's New Restrictions Could Shut Down All Abortion Clinics In The State

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

The Virginia Board of Health voted 11 to 2 on Friday to pass a restrictive set of abortion clinic regulations that opponents say could shut down all 2...

The Flawed Logic of Prenatal Discrimination

Dov Fox | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Dov Fox

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in the same-sex marriage cases, North Dakota enacted three of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. Two of them are unlike any ever considered by U.S. courts.

Laura Bassett

State GOP Blocks Repeal Of Mandatory Ultrasound Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics

A Republican-controlled committee in the Virginia State Senate voted 8-7 on Thursday to block Democrats' efforts to repeal a new mandatory ultrasound ...

Laura Bassett

Michigan House Fast-Tracks Anti-Abortion 'Super-Bill'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

A massive, 60-page omnibus bill that drastically limits abortion access and could shut down all abortion clinics in the state is being rushed through ...

Laura Bassett

Virginia Women Could Lose Access To Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

There are 22 facilities that provide first-trimester abortions in Virginia, and all of them may have to close their doors over the next two years if t...