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Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We've recently seen the abortion rhetoric really heat up to ridiculous proportions. Those with opposing views are being stereotyped and demonized. And facts are taking a back seat to sound bytes.

Stupak-Pitts Is Not Worth Killing Health Care Bill

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

I am hoping Rep. DeGette and others will look at the big picture and ask themselves: Would I vote against this bill if I or a member of my family had no health insurance?

Assault on Women's Reproductive Rights Continues with a Vengeance

Ellen Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Malcolm

As Congress struggled to pass health care reform to improve the lives of America's families, anti-choice forces took advantage of the situation to mount yet another assault on abortion.

What Catholics Want in Healthcare Reform

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

American Catholics can picture themselves as patients, and want to be able to get birth control and condoms at their doctor. They also think they can speak for themselves.

6 Supreme Court Justices Attend Catholic Service Red Mass; Cardinal Pleads For Rights Of Unborn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — An American cardinal on Sunday issued a plea for the rights of the unborn at a church service that included Vice President Joe Bide...

Harold Ford Abortion Attack: NARAL Hits Possible Gillibrand Challenger On 'Pro-Life' Stance

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Harold Ford Jr. has barely stuck his toe in the water and already the sharks are circling him. News that the former Tennessee congressman is mulling ...

Shocked -- Or Not? New Data Shows Abortion Quite Common In Most Red States

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

New data confirms that abortions tend to happen more often in big, blue states, but also that abortion is quite common in red states where anti-choice is strongest.

Truth Is Indeed One of the First Casualties of War

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

Despite his carefully nuanced positions, we know that Jim Wallis is anti-choice and opposes access to comprehensive reproductive health services for women.

If You Have Donated To The RNC Since 1991, You Have Funded Abortion

Melinda Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melinda Warner

Using the RNC's logic, every person who has donated money since 1991 has also funded abortions, because a portion went towards the employer's portion of each employee's health care premium.

Stupak Amendment Supported By Many Previously Pro-Choice Democrats

FiveThirtyEight | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When I first learned that the Stupak Amendment, which would prevent abortion from being covered under health care plans included in the health care in...

The "Born Alive" Myth: Tale Turned Political Tool

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The substitution of "baby" for "fetus" in the debate over born-alive bills is just another way for opponents of abortion to derail the abortion debate by blurring the lines between abortion and infanticide.

Pro-Life Pretense

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Obama's still-to-be released common ground agenda in the abortion conflict is already having a profound and largely overlooked effect: it has exposed deep fault lines in the pro-life movement.

Day of Action for Women's Health 1/13/2010

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Women (and men) who believe that women's health care should be "safe, fair, and covered," have the opportunity to make their voices heard today by joi...

EBay Removes Drawings That Glorify Slaying of Abortion Doctor George Tiller

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EBay has removed an auction posted by supporters of Scott Roeder, the man charged with the May murder of abortionist George Tiller. The listing featur...

The Scarlet Letter Revisited: Sen. Nelson and Abortion Shaming

Sally Steenland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Steenland

It's been a while since we made women stitch scarlet A's to their clothes as one of their many punishments for having babies out of wedlock. That kind...

Another Look at Stupak-Pitts

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Stupak amendment supporters should support a proposal that requires that at least one insurance policy on a state exchange include abortion coverage so long as another, identical policy does not include abortion coverage.

Abortion Rights Groups Scramble In Stupak Amendment's Wake

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights groups, outflanked and outnumbered in the health debate, are scrambling to regain lost ground after the House passe...

Conservative Catholic College Rejects Birth Control

Reproductive Justice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

Belmont Abbey College argued in court that it was a secular institution in order to receive state funds, but then removed birth control from its employee health care plan. Their reason? The Catholic Church.

Peace and Persuasion

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Obama's goal seems to be to appeal to a reasonable group that can talk to, rather than past, each other about abortion. If he's going to succeed, he has to confront those who perceive common ground as a threat.

Oklahoma Abortion Laws Forcing Women To Reveal Their Race And Relationships Spark Court Battles

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — Abortion rights supporters have challenged two new Oklahoma laws that would give the state some of the strictest abortion laws i...

Ex-Kansas Attorney General Subpoenaed In Tiller Murder Trial

AP | ROXANA HEGEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WICHITA, Kan. — Defense attorneys for a man charged with killing one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers have subpoenaed two state ...

Rumble in Little Rhody: Patrick Kennedy Takes On The Bishop And The Church's Moral Myopia

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Providence Bishop Tobin's barring Patrick Kennedy from receiving communion is an assault on the separation of church and state now enshrined in the First Amendment and the Kennedy legacy itself.

Harvard Stands Up to Stupak

Leah Reis-Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah Reis-Dennis

Watch out, America's politicians, students are back on the streets. We voted last year because of Obama, and you have just given us a reason to vote next year.

And Once Again, It's Abortion

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a comprehensive health care plan for the United States -- a plan that will cover 96% of Americans. That is a victory for women.

Abortion in Health Care Reform: The Fight is Far From Over

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

The so-called Stupak Amendment is an outrageous denial of choice to women, dictated behind the scenes by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and their army of lobbyists.