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Abortion Access

We're Fighting for Access, Not Choice

Dawn Laguens | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Dawn Laguens

Today "choice" does not exist for women in more than 30 states because they live in states in which legislatures have passed laws restricting access to abortion. When there is no access, there is no choice.

The Reality Of Abortion Clinics Without Buffer Zones

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

It's been just over two weeks since the Supreme Court struck down Massachusetts' abortion clinic buffer zones, which required protesters to stay at le...

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?

I Live in a State that Respects Women. And Sadly, that's Unique.

Melissa Goodman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Melissa Goodman

I live and work in the magical land of California, which last year, had the notable distinction of being the only state in the nation to buck this ugly trend, stand up for women and actually expand a woman's access to abortion.

Abortion Providers Are Heroes: In Defense of Abortion on Demand and Without Apology

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Today, we speak with Sunsara Taylor of StopPatriarchy.org, who just returned from Jackson defending the Women's Health organization from the anti-choice group Operation Save America, described by StopPatriarchy.org as a "extreme, violence inciting, women-hating Christian fascist organization."

Talk to Her: Everyone Has a Role in Abortion Access

Melanie Zurek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Melanie Zurek

Although scarcity of abortion providers is a large problem, an even larger issue is the widening disparity in access along lines of wealth and geography: while a privileged woman in a coastal city has her choice of providers, a poor woman in the South may have only a single provider in her state.

Blue States Buck Anti-Abortion Trend

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

Things are looking pretty bleak in the world of abortion care. ...

9 Things Women Couldn't Do In 1913 -- And 3 Things They Still Can't

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women

It's Women's Equality Day, which is a good moment to take stock of how far we've come -- and the areas of our lives where we are not feeling the equal...

Elise Foley

Marco Rubio: Lilly Ledbetter Act 'Nothing But An Effort To Help Trial Lawyers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) defended Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Sunday for his opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Some States Buck National Trend, Expand Abortion Access

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As many states debate and pass new restrictions on abortion, often against increasing resistance, a small number of others are consideri...