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Womens Reproductive Rights

Chelsea Handler Opens Up About Having 2 Abortions At 16 In Powerful Essay

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women

"When I got pregnant at the age of 16, getting an abortion wasn’t the first idea that popped into my unripened brain." That's how comedian Chelsea H...

The One Thing Anti-Abortion Protestors Can't Handle Hearing

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women

On Saturday mornings, I walk nervous young women up to the doors of a New York City women's health clinic. I watch women turn the corner and steel the...

Louisiana Lawmakers Pass 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortions

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The Louisiana legislature on Wednesday passed a bill requiring women to wait three days before receiving an abortion, tripling the state's...

How Hard It Is To Get An Abortion In 6 Countries, From Women Who Tried

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women

A new video produced by ANSIRH (Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health) explores the difficulty of accessing a safe abortion -- even in countr...

Period Panties Let You Bleed All Over Trump And Cruz's Faces

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women

“You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her... wherever," Donald Trump said in August 2015, referring to Fox News...

This Tech Innovation Could Make It Easier For Texans To Get Abortions

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Women in the U.S. without reproductive health services close to home might have an easier time getting medical abortions if they co...

This International Women's Day, Remember the Women Who Dare to Choose Their Own Path

Purnima Mane | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Purnima Mane

On this International Women's Day, as we celebrate the achievements of women around the world, we must remember that without control over their own bodies and without choices about if, when, and how often to have children, the scope and breadth of women's ambitions is ultimately, and irrevocably, limited.

5 Women Share What Their Lives Are Like After Having An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.07.2016 | Women

"There's so much loud, heated discussion about abortion in America, but very few voices from women who have had abortions are added to the debate," ph...

This Filmmaker Is Standing Up For Women And Reproductive Rights

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.02.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Dawn Porter, the director of a new documentary "Trapped," is taking the fight against women's reproductive rights head on. In the video, watch Porter ...

Playing Politics With Women's Health Is Both Wrong And Dangerous

Mona Shattell | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Mona Shattell

Today, the nation's highest court will hear Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a case that will determine whether the state of Texas can shut down nearly all abortion care providers in the state, placing countless women at risk of serious harm and forcing health professionals to provide substandard care.

Texas Abortion Law Hits Latinas Hardest, Advocates Say

Houston Chronicle | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 03.01.2016 | Latino Voices

Paula Saldaña laid the contents of a birth control kit on tables in a San Benito school. She displayed a variety of methods for her audience to see -...

'Justice Scalia' Is an Oxymoron

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Scalia promoted anything but justice in his opposition to the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action, women's reproductive freedoms, and in particular, the rights and freedoms of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* people.

A Very Clever Response To Anti-Abortion Protestors

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women

One California women's health clinic will not be intimidated by anti-abortion protestors. On Friday morning, employees of the Sacramento Women's Heal...

Kansas Governor Cuts Off Planned Parenthood Funding

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered state officials to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood and its affiliates through the state Medicaid prog...

What Millennial Women Really Want From Santa... Baby

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women

'Tis the season for women to have the full range of reproductive choices! That's the theme of a "Santa Baby" parody from actor and director Dominique ...

Why The Attack On Women's Reproductive Rights Is My Son's Problem, Too

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 12.03.2015 | Parents
Danielle Campoamor

This isn't just a problem for women. This is a problem for us all. And like my son, you all should know that.

Missouri Shreds Academic Freedom

Mona Shattell | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Mona Shattell

Missouri's anti-choice legislature, in consistently chipping away at reproductive rights, has taken a decidedly different approach in attacking reproductive health access. Now these same legislative extremists are playing politics with teaching and research at the University of Missouri.

4 Women On Why Abortion Was The Right Choice For Them

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women

Four Women Share Their Abortion StoriesThese women told us what it was like to have an abortion.Posted by AJ+ on Monday, November 9, 2015 Women ...

Doctor's 1974 Testimony Shows Just How Dangerous It Is When Abortion Is Illegal

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women

Over 40 years after it was given, one doctor's Congressional testimony offers a chilling reminder of how fatal restricted abortion access can be. Fus...

Abortion and Maternal Health: The Global Health Crisis No One Is Talking About

Christine Charbonneau | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Christine Charbonneau

We as a society, from Seattle to Dubai, must eliminate restrictions on a woman's ability to decide when and if she has children, because no woman should die from an unsafe abortion.

The Day I Took My Frozen Embryo for a Road Trip

Kelly Hedglin Bowen | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Kelly Hedglin Bowen

"Transport it yourself," my doctor said when I ask how physically to move the specimen from the lab up the road to his office. "They charge a hefty delivery fee." What I discovered was retrieving your frozen embryo is, strangely, like running any errand.

A Real Victory for Women and Girls

Françoise Girard | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Françoise Girard

Women's groups were deeply involved in this process every step of the way because much was, and is, at stake for the girls of today and tomorrow. If this agenda is successfully carried out, by 2030 fewer girls will experience unwanted pregnancy and become infected with HIV.

Honoring Dr. George Tiller

Julie Burkhart | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Julie Burkhart

It's been a challenging few years for reproductive rights advocates, and yet, this community has demonstrated its resilience and commitment to protecting women's rights.

The Future of Surrogacy in Minnesota

Erin Havel | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Erin Havel

There will be a few challenges along the way, and here's a big one. You found your life's mate and you are ready to start a family. The only trouble is, because of your medical history, your body is incapable of holding a pregnancy to term.

Boston's Forgotten Role in the Women's Movement

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Irene Monroe

Dore documents the hilarity, excitement and outright boldness (along with the scandalous moments) of the Movement. If you thought for one moment these women lacked chutzpah, Dore quickly disabuses you of the notion.