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Celebrating Women's Day, Winning on Reproductive Rights

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The ability to control whether and when to have a child are key to the physical, social and economic health of women and families, and access to legal, safe and affordable birth control and abortion are essential to guarantee that ability.

White House Threatens Veto Of House Abortion Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is threatening a veto of legislation that would permanently ban federal funds for abortion. In a stateme...

The State of the Union Is the State of America's Women

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Inequality threatens the state of our union. Tackling it requires a multi-issue agenda that takes into account the factors that work against equality for women and others disproportionately affected.

Poor Women on the Margins

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

Every woman knows that the decision of whether or when to become a parent is the most personal and has lifelong gifts and impact. The decision affects her physical health and well-being as well as her family.

The Republican War on Women: A Red Herring

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.

Hyde Restrictions Would Make Obama Budget Immoral

Harry Knox | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Harry Knox

While Roe v. Wade guaranteed that abortion was legal in America, the last four decades have been a struggle to ensure access to that right. As clergy, I see this problem with a pastoral eye. How is it just to deny a woman access to a constitutionally-protected right simply because she is poor?

Change the Constitution? Just Say NO!

Marj H. Adler | Posted 01.06.2013 | Miami
Marj H. Adler

Even if you're tired of the rhetoric, disappointed in your candidate, or just daunted by the length of the line or the ballot, please get to the polls to protect the rights of Florida's women and girls.

Laura Bassett

Florida Ballot Measure Would Wipe Reproductive 'Privacy' From State Constitution

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

Florida voters on Tuesday will decide on a ballot measure that would remove women's right to reproductive "privacy" from the state's constitution, wea...

There Is Something Wrong With This Picture

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

What is so amazing to me is that people like Todd Akin, and other men who preach the civic virtue of limited government in the private lives of citizens, seem all too willing to insert government into the most intimate private lives of women.

Changing Course on the Hyde Amendment

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Thirty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld bans in public funding and insurance coverage of abortion in three separate cases. Since then, these decisions have left millions of women unable to access legal healthcare when they need it.

The GOP's New Sneak Attack On Abortion

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

A group of congressional Republicans are pushing a bill to put key health care decisions in the hands of the states, rather than the federal governmen...

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.

Defining Rape

Wendy Pollack | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Wendy Pollack

The Justice Department's expanded definition of rape is a positive step in recognizing all of its victims and the brutality of the crime, and in holding perpetrators accountable.

Anti-Abortion Effort Blocked By Own Amendment

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters/Kathy Finn) - Henry Hyde, a champion of the anti-abortion movement, might turn over in his grave if he knew that a provision ...

Laura Bassett

Louisiana Republican Aims To Overturn Roe v. Wade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

The Louisiana state legislature is considering a bill that would make performing an abortion a criminal offense, including in cases of rape and incest...

The GOP's Pro-Abortion Stand

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As evidenced by the budget showdown that took place last week in Washington, the Republican Party is doing everything in its power to ensure that there are more abortions than ever in the years to come.

GOP War on Women Goes Global

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

These cuts to basic services benefiting the poor, and particularly poor women, will not reduce the deficit, will not create jobs, and will not improve the future prospects of the United States.

On Abortion: Overturn Hyde

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Half of all pregnancies are unplanned. At least a third of U.S. women have abortions. Polls show that the majority of Americans -- over 60% by any mea...

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...

Small Government vs. the Big A of Abortion

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

While Egyptian citizens are demanding democracy, we, who have all the democracy we need, are not protesting at all as some in Congress try to force radical anti-abortion bills on the American public.

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...

A Right Denied: The Hyde Amendment Violates Women's Civil Rights

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are reminded of his poignant words that a "right delayed is a right denied." This is as true for reproductive rights as it is for other civil and human rights.

Weekly Pulse: DADT, Vampire Bees, and Other Hazards to Your Health

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Dr. Kenneth Katz recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Health...

John Nichols, Terry O'Neill On 'Bill Moyers': Health Care Overhaul Needs More Reforms (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Moyers tackles health care reform Friday evening on "Bill Moyers Journal" in an interview with journalist John Nichols of The Nation and women's ...

Respect Life? Gimme a Break.

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

Protect life? Respect life? Gimme a break. The very people who prescribe life more than often also prescribe death. And like death row, healthcare, or the dearth thereof, continues to take American lives.