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Abortion Debate

6 Things To Understand When Talking About Abortion

David A. Grimes | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
David A. Grimes

Incorrect, misleading, and inflammatory language obfuscates, rather than illuminates, the discussion around abortion. Words matter. We should all choose them carefully.

Hyde Amendment: 38 Year Legacy of Interference With Religious Liberty and Values

Rev. Kelli Clement | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kelli Clement

I believe that a woman, no matter what her economic circumstances, should have access to safe and dignified reproductive health care. I believe that a woman facing an unintended pregnancy is best suited to make decisions for herself and her family.

Gloria Allred Opens Up About Her Near-Fatal Abortion

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.26.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Civil rights attorney Gloria Allred has devoted her life to fighting for equality for all marginalized groups, but her mission to make abortion legal ...

In 2014, Still Not Independence Day for Women

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Irene Monroe

America's need to showcase her indomitable spirit of heroism this July 4th celebration arrives mired by the two recent Supreme Court -- both highlighting a "war against women."

Therapeutic Rituals in Leviticus Shed Light on the Abortion Debate

Howard J. Curzer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Howard J. Curzer

The fact that a fetus is inside of Jane does not mean that Jane is morally responsible for the fetus. If she has become pregnant through rape or contraception failure, she has made no promise to the fetus, and so abortion would not be promise-breaking. Abortion is not wrong in either case.

Public Health: Why Facts Alone Don't Change Opinions

Melanie Zurek | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Melanie Zurek

I knew we were on to something. For much of 2013, our team at Provide explored ideas about how we could move people on the issue of abortion in deepl...

Celebrating Abortion Providers

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

Almost any one of today's providers could make more money, and have a far easier life, in another job. Instead, they choose to do what they do, so women can choose to control their bodies and their lives. That's worth celebrating.

Reading the Data on Declining Abortion Rates

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

When I began work on my book, I spoke with women like me who had had no access to safe and legal abortion. Our stories are of trips in strange cars, blindfolded and defenseless, to kitchen-table abortions performed by untrained criminals. But soon I began hearing equally distressing stories from young women today.

Not All Protesters Are Plump Lil Old Grandmas

Yirssi Bergman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Yirssi Bergman

In McCullen v. Coakley , the plaintiff describes herself as "plump." She is short, and is 77 years old. They try to make it sound as if all protesters are and look like her. But that's not what we see and experience, week after week, in front of our health center.

Beyond Single-Issue Politics on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: Young Reproductive Rights Activists Are Social Justice Activists

Kelley Robinson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Kelley Robinson

This fight isn't about being "pro-choice" or "pro-life." Those outdated labels don't come close to defining who we are or the complexity of this issue. Instead of talking about what divides us, let's talk about what the majority of us agree on: that women's health care decisions should be left to a woman and her doctor.

City's Anti-Abortion Banners Spark Free Speech Debate

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The message on an anti-abortion group’s banners in San Francisco has sparked a fiery debate, calling on the city to determine when free speech becom...

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.

It Was the Right Decision for Our Family

Lauren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lauren

It was the most painful decision we ever had to make. I could continue to risk my health and my family's well-being to continue a pregnancy that we knew wouldn't make it, or we could end the pregnancy.

Moral Persuasion on Abortion

Joseph B. Kadane | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Joseph B. Kadane

The choice to insult and legislate against abortion is a choice to feel self-righteous rather than to be effective in protecting the unborn. Are you OK with that?

What About the State of Children Living Outside the Womb?

Ellen Magnis | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

No matter what your position is on the highly complex and deeply personal subject of abortion, I just have to know: Why do we seem to care so much about fetuses but then not so much after the big birth event?

Florida Court Denies Teen Seeking Abortion

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Spencer Aronfeld

The record in the case filed as In Re: Jane Doe reflects that the girl testified that she had no job, was unmarried, lived with her mother, and could not adequately provide for a child. In the case of Jane Doe, the Brevard County Court denied her petition.

In Abortion Debate, Both Sides Point To Philadelphia Trial

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2013 | Black Voices

(Editor's Note: Please be advised that this story contains graphic material that may upset some readers) By Dave Warner ...

What Republican War on Sex?

Eli Lehrer | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

I'm a conservative Republican, a married father, and a strong supporter of everyone's freedom to marry. And it strikes me that The Huffington Post is ...

Laura Bassett

Kermit Gosnell Trial Is 'Peek Into The World Before Roe v. Wade'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

Abortion rights opponents are drawing the wrong lesson from the horrific case of Kermit Gosnell, Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, s...

C. Everett Koop Shows Way Forward For Evangelicals

Jonathan Dudley | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Dudley

C. Everett Koop will be remembered fondly, not because he compromised his commitment to Christian morality, but because he refused to compromise on some Christian commitments in service to other ones. In doing so, he provided a model example of Christian political engagement.

Tackling Abortion in YA Literature

A.J. Walkley | Posted 04.08.2013 | Books
A.J. Walkley

As a writer, I've always turned to the written word to piece together the ways of the world, and to better understand myself and others. I knew that in this matter, it would be no different -- I would write a book that got to the heart of a decision that polarizes so many of us.

Pro-Choice Group's New Leader Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

NARAL Pro-Choice America's new president Ilyse Hogue appeared on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Friday evening to discuss her new role and how he...

Don't Women Deserve Better?

Kate Blanchard | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Kate Blanchard

At least two of my pro-life friends recently posted this video on Facebook in honor of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. One of them commented wryl...

The Abortion Debate

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Making this debate about God deflects it from a discussion of some of our most pressing issues. If Republicans are so concerned with the life of unborn children, how is it that they don't care about children already in existence?

Abortion Rights Are Pro-life

Leonard Peikoff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Leonard Peikoff

Tragically, the lives of the parents are completely ignored by the anti-abortionists. Yet that is the essential issue. In any conflict it's the actual, living persons who count, not the mere potential of the embryo.