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Deep in the Tell-Tale Heart of the Texas GOP

Michael Winship | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

No, this is not some Game of Thrones spinoff. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the official 2014 platform of the Republican Party of Texas, 40 pages of unrestrained, right-wing bluster.

Anti-Abortion Laws Spread In South

The New York Times | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana State Legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that could force three of the state’s five abortion clinics to close...

Legal Challenge To Alabama Abortion Law Will Go To Trial

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 31 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered a trial to determine whether a new Alabama law...

Louisiana House Overwhelmingly Passes Abortion Restriction Bill

Reuters | Kathy Finn | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS, March 31 (Reuters) - The Louisiana House of Representatives on Monday approved a bill to impose new restrictions on abortion clinics, a...

If Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles. This is worth noting because, in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn't have access to legal abortion used a variety of objects, including knitting needles.

You Can Have a Choice Only if You Have Money

Dana Benyas | Posted 05.04.2014 | Women
Dana Benyas

Yes, I was born into a family that is financially comfortable, but that should not make me more deserving of my constitutional right to have an abortion than a woman who does not have the means and toolkits to do so.

The NSA, Planned Parenthood and Your Right to Privacy

Steven Conn | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

Not a week seems to go by without more revelations about how the NSA (or recently the UK's GCHQ) monitors our electronic communications. Who knew that all the time I waste watching old movie clips on YouTube was so interesting to the guardians of our national security.

Oklahoma House Passes New Abortion Restrictions Bill

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Oklahoma House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Thursday to ...

Laura Bassett

Extreme Abortion Restrictions Barrel Through Alabama Legislature

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

A panel of state lawmakers in Alabama approved four anti-abortion bills on Tuesday that would be some of the most extreme restrictions in the nation. ...

Laura Bassett

U.S. Abortion Rate Hits Lowest Point Since 1973

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

The U.S. abortion rate dropped significantly from 2008 to 2011 and hit its lowest point since 1973 (the year Roe v. Wade was decided), according to a ...

Laura Bassett

House Passes Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

The House of Representatives passed a bundle of abortion restrictions Tuesday that would dramatically reduce the number of health insurance plans that...

41 Years of Fighting Over Roe

Martha Burk | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

January 22 is the 41st anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Roe was supposed to put an end to the fight over access to a life-saving procedure. Far from it.

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."

Provision Of Texas' New Abortion Restrictions Reinstated

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas' tough new abortion restrictions can take effect ...

Jeffrey Young

Another Obamacare Unintended Consequence: 21 States Ban Insurers From Covering Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's health care reform law may bring new benefits and coverage to women. But Obamacare has also unintentionally pro...

Laura Bassett

This Is What Happens When Lawmakers Declare War On Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.11.2013 | 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 ...

Mandatory Ultrasounds? They're Only Trying to Help...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"We're on your side -- now roll over!" ...

State's Busiest Abortion Clinic Shutters

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

The busiest abortion clinic in Virginia has closed its doors, the Washington Post reported Monday. NOVA Women's Healthcare, which had been located ...

Hey Republicans, These Things Have Nothing To Do With Lady Parts!

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

The fight over abortion rights has a tendency to be awkwardly crammed into some strange legislative territory. Republican lawmakers in North Carolina ...

State Senate Votes On Restrictive Abortion Measure Tacked On To Anti-Sharia Bill

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

North Carolina's state Senate voted Tuesday to pass a second reading of a measure placing tougher restrictions on abortion after Republicans in the le...

Ohio Governor Signs Extreme Anti-Abortion Measures

Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

With the passage of Ohio's new state budget, women in that state have lost access to low-cost family planning services, access to public hospitals dur...

Ultrasound Obsession!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

And their language is Ultra-Orwellian! ...

State Senate Passes New Abortion Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 5 (Reuters) - The Kansas state Senate passed a measure on Friday that would ban Planned Pare...

State Lawmakers Set Sights On Outright Abortion Ban

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota lawmakers who approved what would be some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. are now considering outlawing ...

Lawmakers Kill Abortion Restriction Proposal

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down legislation calling for a 24-hour waiting period for abortions, less than a year after passing s...