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.
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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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
CHICAGO — Just hours after a state board voted Wednesday to allow the enforcement of a long-debated Illinois law requiring a teenage girl's pare...
Pro-life Christians and pro-choice political progressives have struck a partnership. Their goal is to reduce the need for and occurrences of abortions in America.
As a Republican, I favor limited government. But the Republican senators who voted against the anti-rape measure ignored common decency and basic human rights.
Deal Hudson appoints himself the arbiter of what is Catholic, and if you support health care reform that in any way might lead to an abortion paid for with public funds, you are not one.
Like it or not, abortion is a legal medical procedure and a decision that has to be left to doctors and families. Why are women being singled out and denied coverage, even through private plans?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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.
Despite his carefully nuanced positions, we know that Jim Wallis is anti-choice and opposes access to comprehensive reproductive health services for women.
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.
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...
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