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The Most Essential Right of All

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

Not every child will be planned. But every child should be wanted. It should be the most fundamental right there is.

Surprised About Blanche Lincoln's Fight for Survival? I'm Not

Ellen Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Malcolm

I've been asked repeatedly about Senator Lincoln's political troubles and what, if anything, EMILY's List will be doing to help her win a third term in 2010. My answer? Nothing.

A Bond of Death

Brianne Kraus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brianne Kraus

What I realize is that though we don't agree on much, we do agree on the most important thing. Choice. Recognition. Dignity. For all women.

Angie Jackson Live-Tweets Her Abortion (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith and Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See video below* Florida resident Angie Jackson, known on her blog as Angie the Anti-Theist, rocked the blogosphere on February 22 when she decided ...

Profile Of A Teen Mother

Reproductive Justice | Posted 12.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

I see a lot of teenage girls having kids, and it's not until you have your child and you're taking care of your child that you understand that it's really not about you anymore, that you're living for somebody else. I just feel like wait, if you can, just wait-until it's the right time for you.

Abortion Doctor Suspended After Philadelphia Raid: 'Deplorable' Conditions Reported At Kermit Gosnell's Office

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — Federal agents raided a clinic where abortions are performed and found "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions, including blood on...

Sex Ed in Utah

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

My legislative district in St. George, Utah, is conservative, and I am conservative. Yet, I am running legislation to promote contraceptive education. Why? Well, I'll tell you.

Pro-Choice License Plate Advocated In Virginia: Supporters Threaten Lawsuit

AP | By DENA POTTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the "Choose Life" license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they...

Parental Notification Laws for Abortion Cause Physical and Emotional Harm

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Reproductive Justice

Illinois is aggressively seeking to enforce the Illinois Parental Notification of Abortion Act. It is imperative to put an end to the threat of parental notification in Illinois.

Choose Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

There is something I've been thinking about for quite a while but wasn't ready to blog about until I read, on The New York Times online, about the guy...

What's Wrong With Arizona Lawmakers?

CC Goldwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
CC Goldwater

Local government interference has eroded women's legal rights to choose when and how they reproduce -- the omnibus abortion law creates substantial burdens on some pregnant women.

What Would Jesus Do?

Ian Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Squires

While considering what kind of relationship Scott Roeder and Dr. Tiller each have with Jesus Christ, I wonder: WWJD if He went to medical school? I think he'd probably become an abortion doctor.

Why Is CBS in Bed With the Religious Right on Super Bowl Sunday?

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Rowe

After accepting an anti-abortion commercial from an evangelical organization, CBS rejected a humor-driven commercial from a gay dating site in which two apparently straight men make out as they celebrate a touchdown.

Obama Can't Make Eye Contact With Abortion Rights

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.

Ruth Proskauer Smith Dead: Reproductive Rights

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Ruth Proskauer Smith, a reproductive rights pioneer, has died at the age of 102. In 1969, Smith helped form the first steering commi...

Women's Realities: What Do You Want Others To Understand About Your Experience Of Abortion?

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

The choice to have an abortion can be heartbreaking, but if we lived in a society without the ability to make that choice, imagine how much more heartbreak there would be.

37 Years After Roe, Abortion Access Attacked in Kansas Courtroom

Janet Crepps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Crepps

Allowing a voluntary manslaughter option negates the Supreme Court's constitutional protection of abortion rights and is an invitation to grotesque and self-serving vigilantism.

Will the Real Pro-Lifer Please Stand Up?

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The Cardinal O'Connor nominating committee's decision to honor George W. Bush as a hero of its cause tells us a lot about the crisis now facing the pro-life movement.

Ruth Proskauer Smith, 1907-2010

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelli Conlin

Ruth Proskauer Smith, a founding hero of the reproductive rights movement, died last night at 102 years of age. As we celebrate today the anniversary...

Can You Hear Us Now? Leadership Needed on the 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

On Roe v. Wade's 32nd anniversary five years ago, we urged progressive leaders to articulate and defend a clear, comprehensive, and moral vision for r...

New Report: 2009 a Mix of Highs and Lows for Pro-Choice Americans

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

A new report arrives as Congress continues to debate abortion coverage in health-care reform, reflecting a mix of progress and setbacks for choice across the country.

Why Brown Is Not the Pro-Life Candidate In Massachusetts Senate Race

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

How is the defeat of health care a pro-life position? A recent study from Harvard Medical School claims 40,000 Americans die on average every year as a consequence of having no health insurance.

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...