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Abortion in Health Care Reform: The Fight is Far From Over

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

The so-called Stupak Amendment is an outrageous denial of choice to women, dictated behind the scenes by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and their army of lobbyists.

Anti-Choice Groups Raking in Dough by Promoting Civil Rights of Zygotes

Megan Carpentier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Carpentier

If the anti-choice movement has its way, the moment one sperm eats its way through an egg's outer shell would be the last moment in human development that wouldn't be covered by the Constitution. Unsurprisingly, it's a rather lucrative racket.

Dr. Carhart, Under Threat From "Domestic Terrorist Network," Abandoned by Federal Marshalls

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Dr. Carhart lost his federal marshal protection two weeks ago, much to the alarm of pro-choice leaders, leaving him vulnerable at a time when anti-choice violence has been escalating.

Just the Facts, Sir: The False Dichotomy of Catholics vs. "Pro-choice" on Common Ground

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

The assertion that unless Obama bows to the most conservative Catholic position he will lose widespread support is a scare tactic of the right.

Waldman: Still Not Getting It...

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

If women have true choices, increased access to and support for adoption services will not dramatically affect the rate of abortions.

Waldman and Saletan: Oh, What a Fine Bromance!

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Waldman suggests we set up a Presidential commission to study the "sacredness of sex" and that the President start to talk about this as part of his platform. If I want the government to tell me how and what to think about sex, I'll buy a plane ticket to Afghanistan and live under the original Taliban.

Common Ground: What Does the Far Right Get? Or, Who Wins and Who Loses?

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

What women need is both access to contraception that addresses their changing needs throughout their lifecycle and access to safe abortion services.

"Anonymous" Republican Senator Obstructs Resolution to Condemn Clinic Violence

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Yesterday, a Republican Senator used his power to put a "hold" on a Senate Resolution originally condemning violence against women's health providers, thereby blocking any vote on the resolution.

Note to Women: Don't Think! Ross Douthat Is Here to Do It For You

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Women, take off your shoes, get knocked up, and go back to the kitchen, 'cause Ross will tell us everything we need to know and the world will be a better place.

Catholics for Choice Protest Appointment of Anti-choice Advocate to Senior Position at HHS

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

The appointment yesterday of Alexia Kelley as Director of Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the Department of Health and Human Services marks "a defeat for reason and logic."

Why I Wear the Penny: A Planned Parenthood Clinic Escort's Reaction to the Tiller Murder

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Notte

My sister is a grown woman who, at some point, may need one of the many services Planned Parenthood has to offer. If she felt that someone might try to deny her access to these services, I would like her to know that her big brother will always be there to clear a path.

Don't Give the Right Wing a Win on Obama's Nominees

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

The right wing has made these nominees their test case on how to derail President Obama's efforts to put qualified persons in key posts. Our goal is to make sure they fail this test.

Catholic Extremists Swiftboat Sebelius

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The Catholic Church may refer to pro-choice politicians as extremists but the majority of Catholic congregants agree with pro-choice politicians like Sebelius on reproductive issues.

Redefining the Question of Choice

Lindsey Horvath | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Horvath

In order to truly create a "pro-life" society, we must be willing to support the children who are born into it.

Bush, Our Ex-Boyfriend

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Bush is the ex-boyfriend we've finally gotten out of our life only to discover he left an unpleasant souvenir, like an STD. A particularly nasty strain too, in the form of new HHS regulations.

Before the Next Debate: Reach People Who Don't Know the Real McCain

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

I was in a deep conversation with some Brave New Films supporters recently.  They were enthusiastic about the value of our videos in spreading th...

NRLC Recycles Debunked Born Alive Attacks

Emily Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Douglas

The NRLC plans to air a radio ad nationwide charging that Obama is "responsible for killing a bill to provide care and protection for babies who are born alive after abortions."

Sarah Palin and the Betrayal of American Women

Manisha Sinha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Manisha Sinha

In a transparent and cynical ploy to appeal to women's votes, John McCain has picked an anti-women's rights woman candidate.

Open Letter to Governor Sarah Palin -- How Your Position on Abortion Hurts All Pregnant Women

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

We hope you know though that your freedom relies on exactly the same legal principles that guarantee that American women can choose to have an abortion when they need and want one.

Obama Caint Choose Kaine

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

Obama should not choose Kaine because he opposes a woman's most fundamental human right to decide her own destiny by making her own childbearing decisions.

The New Olympic Sport: McCain Takes the Gold in Freestyle Flip-Flopping

Elizabeth Shipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Shipp

Why the latest McCain flip-flop on a pro-choice running mate? Look no further than McCain's diminishing support among a key voting bloc: independent women. He needs them to win in November.

Where Is Obama's Truth on Late Term Abortion?

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

The "partial birth abortion" debate is an utterly pointless distraction, and Obama has completely played into the hands of the anti-choice organizations who want only to entrap him in political sport.