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Dare Not Speak Its Name

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the 1990s (roughly), television has regularly portrayed being gay in a much more positive light. Forty years later, however, abortion has not made the same leap toward acceptability on television.

Why Stop at Abortion? Let's Demean and Humiliate Gays, Smokers and the Obese!

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Why not force gays and lesbians to watch heterosexual pornography before they get hitched in the handful of states where they can legally marry? Maybe by watching men and women having sex, gays and lesbians will realize the error of their sinful ways!

What Komen v. Planned Parenthood Teaches Us About Abortion Stigma

Anu Kumar | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Anu Kumar

Would so many individuals -- 'Racers for the Cure' and celebrities alike -- rise up in protest? My guess is no, they would not -- and this is the power of the stigma around abortion. When access to health care is limited by money or geography, we cannot afford to limit it further with politics.

Do U.S. Abortion Restrictions Violate Human Rights?

Anu Kumar | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Anu Kumar

In the United States this year, we have seen law after law passed that clearly violates international human rights standards.

It's (Not) the Economy, Stupid

Kirsten Moore | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Kirsten Moore

Americans want Congress to create jobs and fire up the economy, so yesterday the House of Representatives passed new restrictions on abortion -- restrictions that will affect millions. Can we connect these dots?!

Laura Bassett

Nancy Pelosi: Protect Life Act Would Let Pregnant Women 'Die On The Floor' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Ahead of Thursday's House vote on the so-called "Protect Life Act," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) called the bill a "savage" attack on ...

Laura Bassett

House Committee Votes To Reinstate Abortion 'Gag Rule,' Could Cut AIDS Assistance To Poor Countries

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted on Thursday to reinstate an extreme version of the Global Gag Rule, which blocks all U.S. mone...

Sam Stein

Religious Conservative Group To Attack Mitt Romney On Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A religious conservative group that spent part of the 2008 campaign attacking Mitt Romney on grounds that he signed off on pro-abortion ...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney's Other Health Care Hurdle: Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney set to formally announce his presidential campaign this week and with several publication...

Laura Bassett

Why The Fight Over Planned Parenthood Is About More Than Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a teenager growing up in small-town Indiana, Elizabeth Miles didn't know that the local Planned Parenthood offered affordable contraception and oth...

Mind the (Gender) Gap: How Women Can Stave Off Big Democratic Losses

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Make no mistake, more women will vote Democratic this November. That's been true in presidential elections since 1980, and it has been true nationally in House races in the last eight cycles examined.

Special Forces Providing Federally Funded Abortions in Afghanistan

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

If you've built an entire political career on not understanding the difference between a citizen and a fertilized egg, does that apply to mothers and their unborn children in Afghanistan? If not, why not?

Abortion and Health Care Reform: Pro-Lifers, Accept Victory While You Can Get It

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

The Senate bill actually stigmatizes abortion in a way that must be deeply distressing for those who have spent the last several decades trying to mainstream abortion as a basic medical service.

Catholic Hospitals Endorse Health Care Bill In Split With Anti-Abortion Groups

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A group representing Catholic hospitals Saturday rallied behind President Barack Obama's health care bill ahead of a House vote in ...

Bart Stupak Abortion Claims Debunked: Health Bill Would NOT Force Federal Spending On Abortion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News found that one of Rep. Bart Stupak's (D-Mich.) biggest contentions in his fight against health care reform legislation -- that federal money ...

Bart Stupak: Abortion Language In Health Care Bill Is A Must

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who has long raised objections to health care reform based on his anti-abortion stance, said on Thursday that he and sever...

Sam Stein

Nebraska Pastors Urge Nelson To Support Health Care Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The effort to persuade Sen. Ben Nelson to end his threat to filibuster health care reform without tougher restrictions on abortion have resulted in an...

If Health Care Fails, They'll Blame Women

Amy Siskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

To all of you who assume that the Democrats are the savior of women's rights or even of the right to choice, think again.

Will One Senator Stand Up for Women?

Wendy Button | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Button

Who will be our Lieberman? Who will be our Nelson? There has to be someone who will stand for us because when one woman is demeaned in the name of the greater good, that's not progress, that's a sign of a country in deep crisis.

Ryan Grim

Breakthrough: Health Care Talks Advance In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate negotiators emerged from a full day of meetings Tuesday saying they had made genuine progress toward a deal on health care reform. They declin...

Blue Dog Democrats Dominate House Health Care Debate

The New York Review Of Books | Michael Tomasky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So what did the House Blue Dogs do on the health care vote last Saturday? They were more supportive than one might think: Of the fifty-two-member coal...

Sen. Nelson: Abortion Compromise 'Not Sufficient'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A year in the making, sweeping health care legislation backed by President Barack Obama hung in the balance Thursday as conservativ...

Fox News Anchor: "Low-Income Babies" Will Increase Without Federal Abortion Funding (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox News anchor Alisyn Camerota introduced a new and controversial line of reasoning in the dispute over federal funding for abortion this morning. Wh...

Stupak Coordinating Anti-Choice Activism With GOP Senate Leadership

politico.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An aide to Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) coordinated opposition to the Senate health bill's abortion compromise this morning with the Republican Senate l...

Boxer: Nelson Amendment Wouldn't Require Men To Purchase Riders For Viagra

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Monday, during the opening rounds of debate on Sen. Ben Nelson's (D-Neb.) proposed amendment to prohibit any federal funding of abortion, Sen. Barbara...