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Why Republicans Punishing a Rep for Saying "Vagina" Matters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It makes one wonder: Would the Michigan Republican leadership have banned a male conservative representative for using the term "vagina" in the debate? Somehow I doubt it.

Mitt Romney's $10,000 Question on Choice

Nancy Keenan | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Given Romney's swift embrace of extreme anti-choice policies, reporters and voters likely have some questions for him -- even though he decided against attending Huckabee's upcoming forum on abortion.

Laura Bassett

Unintended Pregnancies Cost Taxpayers $11 Billion A Year: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

During a recent debate over a bill that would make it necessary for women to buy separate, abortion-only insurance policies to cover the expensive pro...

Think Congress's Anti-Choice Legislation Is Extreme? Look at the States.

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The House GOP's attempts to restrict women's rights are for show, yes. But while Congress rattles its saber, pro-choice advocates should not be distracted from the real fights it has inspired in the states.

Setting The Record Straight On The 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act'

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

The truth is that H.R. 3 breaks sharply with longstanding federal abortion policy in ways that could significantly impact people's health insurance and set a precedent that jeopardizes funding for many faith-based organizations.

Laura Bassett

Aggressive Anti-Abortion Legislation Faces House Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A closer look at a House bill marketed to the public as a "common-sense" ban on taxpayer-funded abortions reveals an aggressive, multi-pr...

Laura Stampler

The FBI's Restrictive Definition Of Rape

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 06.30.2011 | Impact

As April, which has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness month, winds down, numerous women’s rights advocates are calling attention to the FBI...

How Many Committees Does it Take to Wage a War on Women?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Recent and ongoing attacks on women's freedom and privacy by the anti-choice House leadership are so far-reaching and so extreme that they've been dubbed the "War on Women."

Republicans Drop the "Jobs" From "Job Creation"

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

It isn't "job creation" that House Republicans care about, it's "creation" itself, controlling women's sexual and reproductive lives.

Amanda Terkel

Pro-Choice Advocates: GOP's Revised Abortion Bill Remains 'Extremely Harmful' To Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After significant public controversy over H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, lawmakers quietly amended the legislation an...

Acts of Outrage, Indifference and Arrogance

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

The current attack on women's personal liberties, our access to reproductive health services and our right to lifesaving medical care is stunning in its scope, appalling in its indifference, and outrageous in its arrogance.

Legislating Abortion Stigma

Anu Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anu Kumar

Last week, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce heard three "experts" on abortion policy testify on the "Protect Life Act," one of several bills aimed at reducing access to legal abortion services.

"A War on Women": Planned Parenthood Responds to House Republican Bills Targeting Reproductive Rights and Women's Health Services (VIDEO)

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Democracy Now!

Since taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives last month, Republicans have introduced several major anti-abortion bills that women's right...

Equality Is Choice

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

The Republican Party would like you to think the debate over anti-choice legislation is about valuing life. Rest assured it is not; we all value life. It's about the belief that the rights of an individual should be valued above all else.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Facing Grassroots Pressure Over 'War On Contraception'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women's-rights activists are taking the fight to preserve family-planning funding outside the Beltway, calling on grassroots activists t...

Amanda Terkel

Nancy Pelosi: Women's Rights Facing Greatest Threat In Our Lifetime

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women's reproductive rights are being seriously threatened by the Republican Party, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-C...

Amanda Terkel

'Forcible Rape' Language Remains In Bill To Restrict Abortion Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After significant public blowback, House Republicans last week promised to drop a controversial provision in their high-priority No Taxp...

Steve King Offers Graphic Description Of 'Dismemberment'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took a new step Tuesday in his campaign to limit abortion access, asking a witness testifying at a House hearing on H.R. 3, t...

Amanda Terkel

House GOP Ramps Up Efforts To Restrict Abortion Access

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite campaigning on a platform of creating jobs and boosting the economy, some of the first pieces of legislation Republicans have ta...

The Definition Of Rape, My Rage And Hindu Goddess Wisdom

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

What rape is and what rape isn't, can be precarious in our individual minds. As societies, we struggle to do right. It's hard to stand in the daylight and call it what it is

How 173 Congressmen Are Trying to Redefine Rape

Asher Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

The language of this bill is not only out of sync with legal precedent, but with common sense and common dignity.