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Abortion Fight Defines Contentious Race In Key State

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. -- There is no escaping abortion politics in Wichita, where the race between two Republicans for district attorney could come down to wh...

Why We Do What We Do

Maureen Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Maureen Paul

I was a teenager in 1968 when I learned that I was pregnant. Young and terrified, unable to raise the money, I eventually was forced to carry the pregnancy against my will.

Reading the Tea Leaves of Domestic Terrorism

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kimberly Krautter

I have become keenly aware that deliberately overheated rhetoric and pernicious public speech by our national leaders tacitly grants permission for the weak minded and mentally ill to commit atrocities.

'12th & Delaware' Joins the HBO Summer Documentary Series

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

12th & Delaware utilizes a street intersection to illustrate the ideological divide between two camps of thought -- one is an abortion clinic called A Woman's World. The other is an office named the Pregnancy Care Center.

Weekly Pulse: FACE the Facts

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger In 1993, anti-choice extremists murdered a doctor, burned 12 buildings, set off a bomb, and blockaded ...

Weekly Pulse: Nebraska's Sweeping Abortion Ban on Colision Course with Supreme Court

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, Nebraska's Republican governor Dave Heineman signed a sweeping new law that criminalizes al...

Dr. George Tiller Was a Hero

Julie Burkhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Burkhart

Terms like "baby killer" and "murder" are the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a crowded theater. They contribute to an environment where someone like Scott Roeder thinks he's doing God's will by gunning down an innocent man in church.

What I Learned from Dr. Tiller: Why "Trust Women PAC" and Affected Parents Oppose the Nebraska Abortion Ban

Julie Burkhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Burkhart

What's happening in Nebraska right now isn't local. Abortion rights opponents are trying to shut down one of four US health care providers still performing specialized late-term procedures.

What I Learned From Speaking with Scott Roeder

Devin Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Devin Friedman

This country has a thriving culture of manufacturing dehumanizing lies about people with whom you disagree, be it Dr. George Tiller, or George W. Bush. It's dangerous, and it's a growing problem.

37 Years After Roe, Abortion Access Attacked in Kansas Courtroom

Janet Crepps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Crepps

Allowing a voluntary manslaughter option negates the Supreme Court's constitutional protection of abortion rights and is an invitation to grotesque and self-serving vigilantism.

Still Picking the Jury, A Word About Kansas

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

Still Picking the Jury for Roeder's murder trial in Wichita, Kansas By Leonard Zeskind Leonard Zeskind will be following and writing about the trial...

Vigilante Injustice in Kansas?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

A premeditated murder cannot be converted into voluntary manslaughter merely because the murderer views his cause as righteous.

Preliminary Hearing for Scott Roeder Reveals Details

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

Scott Roeder, wearing a greenish suit with a red tie, sat impassive and stone-faced throughout the hearing. He had served time in prison before.

Holder Pushes Hate Crime Bill in Wake of Recent Wave of Hate

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

Hate has always been present. But the recent spike in violence against immigrants is being fanned by the flames of the anger and hateful rhetoric being voiced in the debate over immigration.

Women in the Media: A Night of Recognition

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia G. Yerman

The Women's Media Center was packed with women active in old and new media, advocacy, and culture.

Twenty Questions About Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter

Dave Hackel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hackel

Does what any of us think of Dr. Tiller and his practices give anyone the right to murder the man? No.

How Can I Be Loved for Hating Everybody?

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

The world is changing way too fast. A year ago we thought Hillary Clinton might get elected. Television pundits repeatedly asked us if we were ready...

Smart Cars, Terrorism, and Hoping for Audacity

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Susan Corso

The only option. Change. Radical, untried, brand new ideas implemented to change the way things have been done around here for decades. When are we going to get it? What's it going to take?

Murder to Prevent "Murder"

Eberhard Kronhausen and Phyllis Kronhausen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eberhard Kronhausen and Phyllis Kronhausen

the death sentence is nothing more than another kind of "murder to prevent murder"

National Outrage: Wichita Abortion Clinic Now Closed

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jayne Lyn Stahl

One can't help but wonder what signal permanently closing Tiller's clinic sends to those who would like to put a permanent end to choice.

Seeds of Hatred---Reaping the Harvest

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Gellman

We can't call ourselves civilized until we learn to disagree like grownups.

George Tiller Investigation: DOJ Opens Probe Into Doctor's Murder

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Friday opened an investigation into the killing of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller to see whether ...

Searching for Answers in the Shadow of George Tiller's Murder

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Some people know he did the right thing. What I'm not sure of is where that line is, between utter certitude in your beliefs and the willingness to kill for them. On Sunday, it got a lot blurrier.

How the Pro-Life Camp Sees the Tiller Murder

David Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Goldstein

Political and PR considerations aside, many in the anti-abortion movement are happy Dr. Tiller is dead. Or relieved. Or at the very least, comfortable with a moral calculus that, in their minds, balances the life of one guilty man against the lives of thousands of innocent babies.

Abortion Revisited -- My Response to a Friend Whose Choice is No Choice

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Cavallucci

The United States has the highest abortion and unwanted pregnancy rate of any developed nation because of the way we handle the subjects of sexuality and abortion.