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A Proud (And Beautiful) Proclamation That There's No Shame In Having An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women

"I am not ashamed. I am not ashamed. I’m so sick of keeping these words contained. I am not ashamed." In the slam poem "I Think She Was A She," ...

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

Abortions Must Be Covered By Health Insurance Companies In California

AP | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have rul...

Cory Gardner Still Backs Abortion Ban, Opposes Birth Control

Karen Middleton | Posted 08.15.2014 | Denver
Karen Middleton

When Cory Gardner's campaign tries to say the federal anti-abortion, anti-birth control bill isn't the same as the state personhood bill, we ask: do you really think Colorado women and Colorado voters are that dumb?

I Had A 'Secret' Abortion Before Roe v. Wade

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women

When an Alabama judge equates women's reproductive rights to gun rights in order to make abortion access more agreeable, the stigma that still surroun...

'I'm Having An Abortion This Weekend'

Salon.com | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

I’m pregnant. I just found out. I’m having an abortion on Saturday at 10 a.m. Those are three text messages I sent to my closest friends, in th...

We're Fighting for Access, Not Choice

Dawn Laguens | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Dawn Laguens

Today "choice" does not exist for women in more than 30 states because they live in states in which legislatures have passed laws restricting access to abortion. When there is no access, there is no choice.

Todd Akin: 'Bad Ideas' Lead People To Slavery And Poverty

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Former Missouri congressman Todd Akin said Friday that he is a proponent of weeding out "bad ideas" that, in his view, keep society down. In an int...

Contraception: A Big Ape Ruling

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 09.01.2014 | Religion
W. Hunter Roberts

The recent decision on contraception was not about the sanctity of human life, non-interference in religious freedom, or scriptural high ground. It was a victory, pure and simple, for those who want to control women's bodies.

These Men Are On The Front Lines Of Reproductive Rights

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women

Last month, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that required protestors stay at least 35 feet from an abortion clinic. When...

Laura Bassett

New Louisiana Law Could Shut Down Most Abortion Clinics In The State

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed into law on Thursday an anti-abortion bill that could shut down four out of the state's five abortion-providing...

Why We Hate

Dr. Nikhil Joshi | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nikhil Joshi

I'm sitting in a hotel lobby. It's a hotel like many others in a place like many others. I'm people watching, waiting for my cab to arrive. I can't he...

ReThink Review: Obvious Child: Abortions In Movies Shouldn't Always Be Tragedies

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Jonathan Kim

Obvious Child, in addition to being funny, well-acted, and touching, feels so important. There will be over two and a half million unplanned pregnancies in America this year, and those women (especially those who are young and frightened) need to know that they have a choice.

The Catholic War on Women

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

Kelly Carlin and Katie Klabusich join Dennis this week on Acronym TV. Kelly Carlin frames her experience of being a woman in the current cultural and...

Rep. Joe Walsh Says He Can Overlook Bruce Rauner's Views on Abortion

William J. Kelly | Posted 07.23.2014 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

Conservative leaders criticized Rauner last week after he skipped an Illinois Right to Life (ILRTL) dinner to attend a pro-choice gala for the ACLU. Rauner reiterated his pro-choice position on abortion Monday at a North Shore women's group.

Patriarchy and Religion: Built to Oppress Women

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

From Texas to Alabama to Congressmen saying that women can't get pregnant when raped because their bodies have a way of shutting that down, men, usually white conservative men with ties to patriarchal religious institutions are working their balls off trying to control women; specifically a woman access to birth control and abortion.

Paul Blumenthal

Anti-Abortion Super PAC To Spend Millions On Senate Races With Limited Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The national anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List announced Wednesday that it will spend more than $3 million through its super PAC...

Coming Out of the Abortion Closet

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

Kelly Carlin, in this clip from the full Acronym TV episode "The Catholic War On Women," decides to come out of the abortion closet:

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Attends Pro-Choice Event, Anti-Abortion Groups Freak Out

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

A Republican businessman challenging Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) attended an abortion-rights gala Saturday. Unsurprisingly, anti-abortion groups in th...

Laura Bassett

Women's Groups Team Up To Target Democrat In Competitive Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

Two powerful women's groups are teaming up for the first time in their histories, according to sources in both organizations. The target of their new ...

Transhumanists and Libertarians Have Much in Common

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.

Samantha Lachman

Gabrielle Giffords: 'Strong Women Get Things Done'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- EMILY's List, an advocacy group dedicated to electing Democratic women to office, hosted an awards dinner Tuesday night where a distinct...

Google Cracks Down On Misleading Anti-Abortion Ads

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 04.29.2014 | Technology

Women searching Google for family planning resources will no longer be shown deceptive advertisements from organizations trying to talk women out of a...

Ding-a-lings of Spring

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

The rain of ridiculous ravings from America's political right continued unabated as spring took hold. Let's look at a few examples.

To Hell and Back in Just 45 Years

Kate Michelman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Kate Michelman

I had a college degree, but suddenly I had no car, no income and few alternatives. To keep our family going, I was forced onto welfare and relied on food stamps to keep food on the table. In the blink of an eye, my aspirations for achieving a middle-class life for my family were shattered.