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Watch: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion, was issued 41 years ago. Despite consistent public opinion to the contrary, conservatives and the religious right have patiently and relentlessly campaigned against it for decades. And recently, their efforts are finding some success.

Planned Parenthood Leader Touches On Sensitive Subject At Barnard

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.18.2014 | College

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards paid tribute to two college sexual assault activists during her commencement address at Barnard College o...

1958

James Moore | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There remain too many similarities between 2014 and 1958 with regards to earning power based on gender and opportunity. Women still earn historically less, even when they are performing the same jobs as men. Current federal law does not deliver sufficient protection against income disparities. Especially in Texas.

USA Today Gets Religious Freedom Right

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

With its recent editorial 'Obamacare Overreach Tramples Little Sisters of the Poor," USA Today joins the Chicago Tribune among the mainstream print outlets to "get it" when it comes to religious freedom.

What These 21 Amazing Women Were Doing At 25

Posted 09.22.2013 | Women

Author Ann Brashares once wrote: "I look back on my 20s. It’s supposed to be the prime of your life, the most vital, the most beautiful. But you’r...

Kafka in Texas

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

When a cop with a political agenda can get away with persecuting a woman with a debilitating illness, Republicans can stop talking about limited government and personal liberty. If Romano's a potential terrorist, then so are you.

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

Another State Seeks Tighter Abortion Clinic Rules

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

By Karen Brooks July 3 (Reuters) - Stricter rules for abortion clinics were approved by the North Carolina Senate on Wednesday, adding...

Texas Abortion Bill Is Dead

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Texas anti-abortion bill, which threatened to close nearly all of the abortion clinics in the state and prompted an 11-hour filibuster by state Se...

Laura Bassett

Cecile Richards: 'It's Not Safe To Be A Woman'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

U.S. states may have passed a flood of abortion restrictions over the past two years, but North Dakota is showing "a whole new level of extremism" rig...

Hadiya's Story: Love in the Time of Hate

Rebecca Sive | Posted 04.21.2013 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

I couldn't help myself: Super Bowl Sunday I found myself mulling over the state of the union.

Sandra Fluke On What It Will Take To Get A Woman In The White House

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.21.2013 | Women

"We were lucky enough to get hugs from Michelle Obama. It was like hugging America," the lead singer of folk-rock band Delta Rae told a cheering audie...

12 Women Who Inspired Me in 2012

Dee Poku | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Dee Poku

From politics to entertainment, philanthropy to fashion, there were a great number of defining moments this year that advanced the women's agenda and put the needs and rights of women and girls firmly on the map.

A New Kind of Political Dynasty

Jason Stanford | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Too often people conflate "public service" with "running for office." It appears that good parenting, as well as no small amount of brains, have helped this dynasty avoid that dysfunction.

Victory Fund: Rethinking for the Future

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

The time has come for the Victory Fund to take a look in the mirror and perhaps rethink their mission.

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood President Advises GOP To Heed 'Rubbers' Example

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans lick their wounds and rethink a strategy for reaching out to women, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has some...

Amanda Terkel

Planned Parenthood President Outlines Plan If Romney Wins

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney wins Tuesday's presidential election, one of the first groups that could take a hit is Planned Parenthood. Romney has pro...

Planned Parenthood Hoped For Debate Of Women's Issues In Denver

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 10.04.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– Before the first presidential debate began at the University of Denver campus on Wednesday ...

Friday Talking Points -- Convention Talking Points

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Defending free speech is easy when everyone agrees with the speech -- it's defending odious and reprehensible speech that is always the harder path. More on this subject next week.

Let's Hear it for (and From) the Ladies: Top 10 Moments for Women at the DNC

Barbara Lee | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Weeks before the Democratic National Convention, I lamented the lack of women's voices slated for prime speaking roles in Charlotte, wondering aloud on these pages, "Where are the women?"

FULL TEXT: Read Cecile Richards' Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards delivered her Democratic National Convention speech on Wednesday night...

Laura Bassett

Cecile Richards Invokes Todd Akin At Democratic Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, noticeably avoided the word "abortion" in her speech at the Democratic National Conv...

Democrats Announce Prominent Women Convention Speakers

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Convention Committee Wednesday announced a lineup of convention speakers who will further solidify the party's s...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Opposes House GOP's VAWA Twist

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has joined a growing list of civil rights organizations, women's rights groups, domestic vi...

The Important Work of Planned Parenthood

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.14.2012 | Women
Jennifer Hamady

Villainizing the entire organization is a mistake. It ignores, and dismisses, the services Planned Parenthood provides that we all -- regardless of our political views -- can agree are important.