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Sebelius: No Public Abortion Funding In Health Care Bill

McClatchy | David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pledged Sunday that President Barack Obama will support barring public funding for...

Choose Life: Was Moses Really Pro-Life or Pro-Abortion?

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Feiler

From the "Baby Moses Law" in Texas to a pitched battle over "Choose Life" on license plates, the Bible's leading prophet has become the latest touchstone in America's hottest hot-button issue.

We Believe in Health Care Reform

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

When men and women have access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health care, our country is healthier and stronger.

Abortion Is New Front in Health Care Battle

Wall Street Journal | FAWN JOHNSON and LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most versions of the Democratic health plan would create subsidies for lower-income people to buy private health insurance. If that insurance includes...

Letterman Should Call Himself Letterperson from Now On

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Catie Lazarus

Sarah, how creepy is it that NOW is jumping on your bandwagon? Trying to be friends with the alpha popular princess by sweeping abortion, pay parity, stem cell research under the rug!

Dr. Carhart, Under Threat From "Domestic Terrorist Network," Abandoned by Federal Marshalls

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Dr. Carhart lost his federal marshal protection two weeks ago, much to the alarm of pro-choice leaders, leaving him vulnerable at a time when anti-choice violence has been escalating.

The Moral of My Abortion Story

Aspen Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aspen Baker

It's a shame that so many pro-choice people want to shut down any conversation about abortion's morality, or ethics, because when they do, they shut down women.

How to Resolve the Abortion Conflict

Aspen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aspen Baker

A just and lasting peace between pro-choice and pro-life people is possible, but it lies in the history of those who have fought over this issue, not in the tired rhetoric of "common ground."

Pro-Life Dems Warn Pelosi: No Support Unless Reform "Explicitly Excludes" Abortion Funding

U.S. News & World Reports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Family Research Council isn't usually in the business of praising Democrats. But it's giving props to 19 House Dems for writing to Speaker Nancy P...

Just the Facts, Sir: The False Dichotomy of Catholics vs. "Pro-choice" on Common Ground

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

The assertion that unless Obama bows to the most conservative Catholic position he will lose widespread support is a scare tactic of the right.

Waldman: Still Not Getting It...

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

If women have true choices, increased access to and support for adoption services will not dramatically affect the rate of abortions.

Common Ground on Abortion

Aspen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aspen Baker

The desire for the emotional well-being of women doesn't require compromise of human rights or moral values and it doesn't require the sacrifice of dearly held beliefs.

Waldman and Saletan: Oh, What a Fine Bromance!

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Waldman suggests we set up a Presidential commission to study the "sacredness of sex" and that the President start to talk about this as part of his platform. If I want the government to tell me how and what to think about sex, I'll buy a plane ticket to Afghanistan and live under the original Taliban.

The Case for an Anti-Abortion Violence Registry

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Much as we do not permit convicted pedophiles to teach kindergarten, those who have been imprisoned for plotting violence against abortion clinics should never again be permitted anywhere near such facilities.

Common Ground: What Does the Far Right Get? Or, Who Wins and Who Loses?

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

What women need is both access to contraception that addresses their changing needs throughout their lifecycle and access to safe abortion services.

Are the Culture Wars Back?

Rachel Laser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Laser

An overwhelmingly popular President and a rising chorus of Americans are imploring policymakers to replace the culture wars with culture discussions. In this new moment, engaging in partisan warfare seems simply passé.

"Anonymous" Republican Senator Obstructs Resolution to Condemn Clinic Violence

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Yesterday, a Republican Senator used his power to put a "hold" on a Senate Resolution originally condemning violence against women's health providers, thereby blocking any vote on the resolution.

Huckabee, Jon Stewart Debate Abortion (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Huckabee went on John Stewart last night to debate another controversial topic: abortion. Huckabee's last appearance on the late-night show mad...

How Can I Be Loved for Hating Everybody?

B. Jeffrey Madoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
B. Jeffrey Madoff

The world is changing way too fast. A year ago we thought Hillary Clinton might get elected. Television pundits repeatedly asked us if we were ready...

Higher Ground

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The brutal murder of Dr. Tiller threatens to poison the nascent dialogue Obama initiated.

Exposing Fake Women's Health Clinics: My Visit to a Local Crisis Pregnancy Center

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

We can no longer afford to believe the sun revolves around the earth, the threat of global warming is a fiction, and that abstinence-only education and CPCs merit hard-earned tax dollars.

If Men Got Pregnant, Would Abortion Be Legal?

Glenn Sacks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Sacks

A million and a half American women legally walk away from motherhood every year. By contrast, courts forbid men to avoid responsibility even the most extreme circumstances.

Note to Women: Don't Think! Ross Douthat Is Here to Do It For You

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Women, take off your shoes, get knocked up, and go back to the kitchen, 'cause Ross will tell us everything we need to know and the world will be a better place.

God and Abstinence

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

At the Mississippi Department of Human Services' summit, "Abstinence Works: Let's Talk About It," we didn't talk about abstinence, but we sure did chant, cheer, dance, pray and sing about it.

Seeds of Hatred---Reaping the Harvest

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larry Gellman

We can't call ourselves civilized until we learn to disagree like grownups.