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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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

State Gets Go-Ahead To Enforce Controversial Teen Abortion Law

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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...

Common Ground on Abortion, Finally

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

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.

Another GOP Swipe Against Women

Candace Straight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Candace Straight

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.

Calling All "Fake" Catholics

Bryan Cones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Cones

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.

Reform...at What Cost?

Susan Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Bevan

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?

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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...