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The Torah Is Pro-Life and Pro-Choice

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

This brief essay is bound to make no one happy. It is not meant to. Nor is it meant to place judgment on anyone's leaning regarding a very volatile political issue in American society.

Pregnant Woman Blasts Anti-Abortion Activists, Floors Everyone

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.05.2014 | Women

Journalist Sunny Hundal had been filming a group of anti-abortion protesters outside a clinic in London on Wednesday when a pregnant passerby stepped ...

Pro-Life Does Not Equal Anti-Woman

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

Women voters don't take the bait when you accuse your pro-life opponent of being a misogynist. In two elections this November, Democrats failed to retain seats under seemingly favorable circumstances thanks to poor campaigns based almost entirely on women's issues.

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Ballot Measure Passes In Tennessee

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Tennessee voters on Tuesday approved a controversial ballot measure that ensures the state constitution does not protect a woman's right to abortion u...

Laura Bassett

Colorado And North Dakota Voters Reject Fetal Personhood Measures

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Voters in Colorado rejected an anti-abortion ballot measure on Tuesday that would have granted personhood rights to developing fetuses from the moment...

Experts And Advocates Confident Voters Will Reject 'Sneaky' Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women

On Nov. 4, Americans will have some serious choices to make, particularly with respect to women’s reproductive rights. Colorado, Tennessee and N...

There's a 72-Hour Imposed Waiting Period for Abortions (And This Is Why You Need to Know About It)

H. Alan Scott | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
H. Alan Scott

Half of all states have a mandatory waiting period of 24 hours, but Missouri, South Dakota and Utah took it a step further. And sorry not sorry, if your pregnancy falls on a weekend or holiday, you've got to wait even longer.

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Fund Group That Contradicts Their Ideology

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite their stated support for both personal and economic libertarianism, billionaires Charles and David Koch are sending funds throug...

How Amendment 67 Backers Order Breakfast

Shan Wells | Posted 12.16.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells

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The Abortion Conversation We Need To Have

Katha Pollitt | Posted 12.16.2014 | Women
Katha Pollitt

We need to put abortion back into its context, which is the lives and bodies of women, but also the lives of men, and families, and the children those women already have or will have.

Feminist Issues Are Transgender Issues

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 12.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

If we only work on behalf on the "right" kinds of women, it diminishes the movement and repeats mistakes of the past, where feminism was not nearly intersectional enough. Beyond a concept of simple solidarity, though, is that many of the core issues of feminists and transgender people are the same.

Laura Bassett

Map Shows Abortion Access In Texas Now Only For Wealthy Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

A series of draconian anti-abortion laws in Texas has closed all but eight of the 44 clinics that operated across the state in 2013. The remaining cli...

Hello America, It's Me, Colorado

Jen Caltrider | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Jen Caltrider

If Amendment 67 were to pass, Colorado's 2.6 million women would face the harshest restrictions on their rights anywhere in the country. I'm afraid this could happen.

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 10.25.2014 | 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 10.23.2014 | 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 10.15.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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...