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Martin Luther King Jr.: A Freedom Fighter for Women, Too

John Seager | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
John Seager

In 1966, his wife, Coretta Scott King, accepted Planned Parenthood's inaugural Margaret Sanger Award on his behalf, presented for "his courageous resistance to bigotry and his lifelong dedication to the advancement of social justice and human dignity." So where are we nearly 40 years later?

New Study Reveals the Impact of Post-Roe v Wade Anti-Abortion and 'Pro-Life' Measures

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

The cases documented in our study, as well as recent cases, make clear that, 40 years after Roe v. Wade was decided, far more is at stake than abortion or women's reproductive rights.

The 'New Jane Crow' and American Women's Civil Rights

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The creep of personhood results in laws and actions that take away women's constitutional personhood. There is no (gender-neutral) way to extend personhood rights to fertilized eggs without depriving women of the same rights.

Why Hispanics and Female Humans Flee From Republicans

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's hard to find anything about Rep. Cory Gardner's record that supports Fox 31 reporter Eli Stokols' claim that Gardner is leading the charge on immigration to "addresses questions of border security and citizenship without alienating Hispanics."

Laura Bassett

Paul Ryan Cosponsors New Fetal Personhood Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Despite the deep unpopularity of fetal personhood bills in 2012, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has again decided to cosponsor the Sanctity of Human Life Act...

Fire Up the Republican Party With Personhood

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Personhood USA obviously has a different view, and that's why it made Colorado's Mike Coffman its poster candidate for the Republican's future.

Coffman Called a "Statesman" for Strong Opposition to a Women's Right to Choose

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Mike Coffman stands alone as a major Colorado politician in close election who has not withdrawn his previous support for the personhood amendment, which would ban all abortion, even in the case of rape and incest.

Who/What Is the Real Romney? His First and Only 'Presidential' Decision Provides the Answer

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Mitt Romney has worn coats-of-many-colors in his political life. His flipping and flopping and weaving and dodging and lying and hiding are so well-known that they hardly even evoke commentary anymore.

17 Men With an Anti-cure Stance

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What would you do, if you found an enemy in your house? Would you let him move in and take over--or encourage him to vacate the premises? Regarding ...

McCaskill Takes on Akin: Missouri Moderate vs. Republican Extremist?

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

The Missouri Senate contest between Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin is astonishing, even without the latter's "legitimate rape" opinions. According t...

Coffman and Coors: Pro-Personhood and Anti-Colorado?

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Linked up with the others, Coffman and Coors could do considerable damage to medical research, women's rights, and the dreams of family for childless couples. Fortunately, democracy provides us a remedy. Remember in November!

Message in a Bottle: Romney's Presidency Two Years in

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

I write this missive in the year 2014 from my small, poorly ventilated office in the Shandong Province of China where my job and millions of others have been outsourced by President Mitt Romney and his Republican allies in Congress.

'Daddy, Did You Really Trade My Reproductive Rights for a Tax Cut?'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

Decades from now, if the Republicans have their way, I can picture daughters of Republicans bluntly asking their fathers: "You traded my reproductive freedom for... a tax cut?"

A Choice That Matters

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

If Mitt Romney cannot decide on the issue of choice, where does he stand on solving the world-wide issue of gender disparities that are so rooted in a woman's ability to control her own fertility?

Will Congressman Coffman Put His Answers Where His Mouth Is?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Mike Coffman told The Denver Post that he will provide "very specific" answers to any question from his constituents. Here are a few questions for Coffman:

Personhood Colorado Is Not Taking 'No' For An Answer

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.12.2012 | Denver

From the Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Jennifer Mason, spokeswoman for Personhood Colorado, told the Colorado Independent she believes it’...

'Personhood' Fails To Make It To Ballot

Posted 08.30.2012 | Denver

An amendment submitted by the Colorado Personhood Coalition fell short of the required number of signatures to make the November ballot by 3,859 accor...

Laura Bassett

Colorado Personhood Push Falls Short Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Backers of a controversial fetal personhood measure in Colorado have failed to gather enough signatures to get the proposal on the November ballot, Co...

The Akin Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The battle to reverse Roe v. Wade is essentially the same war being waged against undocumented worker, only on the reproductive front. It is a thinly veiled effort at subjugating what is viewed as a threat to job security.

Romney: It's Not My Platform...Those Guys Are NUTS!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

So here we have the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, on the eve of the GOP convention, distancing himself from his party's oppressive pla...

'No Personhood' Campaign Kicks Off In Colorado

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 08.24.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic DENVER– A rally hosted here Thursday on the steps of the capitol by this year’s “No Personhood C...

Mitt Romney and the Temple of Womb

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

"America's Comeback Team" of Romney/Ryan will come back for women's choice, women's health and women's pay, and they will not stop until all of the progress made in the fight for women's equality over the past 50 years has been erased.

The War on Women Rages on

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Hayley Rose Horzepa

Recently Representative Todd Akin made some outstanding remarks. When asked if abortion should be permitted in cases of pregnancies resulting from rap...

New Rule: Only Women Legislators Should Be Allowed to Vote on Women's Issues

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is sad and embarrassing to admit this, but the impetus for most of these reproductive control bills has come from men. Over time, the number of men that believe they must control women like this will decline. But women cannot await universal male enlightenment.

Paul Ryan: the 'Personhood' Crocodile?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Enacted into law, a Romney/Ryan personhood plan could remove women's reproductive rights completely.