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ReThink Review: Obvious Child: Abortions In Movies Shouldn't Always Be Tragedies

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Jonathan Kim

Obvious Child, in addition to being funny, well-acted, and touching, feels so important. There will be over two and a half million unplanned pregnancies in America this year, and those women (especially those who are young and frightened) need to know that they have a choice.

The Catholic War on Women

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

Kelly Carlin and Katie Klabusich join Dennis this week on Acronym TV. Kelly Carlin frames her experience of being a woman in the current cultural and...

Rep. Joe Walsh Says He Can Overlook Bruce Rauner's Views on Abortion

William J. Kelly | Posted 07.23.2014 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

Conservative leaders criticized Rauner last week after he skipped an Illinois Right to Life (ILRTL) dinner to attend a pro-choice gala for the ACLU. Rauner reiterated his pro-choice position on abortion Monday at a North Shore women's group.

Patriarchy and Religion: Built to Oppress Women

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

From Texas to Alabama to Congressmen saying that women can't get pregnant when raped because their bodies have a way of shutting that down, men, usually white conservative men with ties to patriarchal religious institutions are working their balls off trying to control women; specifically a woman access to birth control and abortion.

Paul Blumenthal

Anti-Abortion Super PAC To Spend Millions On Senate Races With Limited Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The national anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List announced Wednesday that it will spend more than $3 million through its super PAC...

Coming Out of the Abortion Closet

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

Kelly Carlin, in this clip from the full Acronym TV episode "The Catholic War On Women," decides to come out of the abortion closet:

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Attends Pro-Choice Event, Anti-Abortion Groups Freak Out

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

A Republican businessman challenging Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) attended an abortion-rights gala Saturday. Unsurprisingly, anti-abortion groups in th...

Laura Bassett

Women's Groups Team Up To Target Democrat In Competitive Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

Two powerful women's groups are teaming up for the first time in their histories, according to sources in both organizations. The target of their new ...

Transhumanists and Libertarians Have Much in Common

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Libertarianism and transhumanism have too many deep philosophical principles in common to not grow and evolve together. The all-important role of personal freedom makes the two ideologies a natural fit for one another.

Samantha Lachman

Gabrielle Giffords: 'Strong Women Get Things Done'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- EMILY's List, an advocacy group dedicated to electing Democratic women to office, hosted an awards dinner Tuesday night where a distinct...

Google Cracks Down On Misleading Anti-Abortion Ads

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 04.29.2014 | Technology

Women searching Google for family planning resources will no longer be shown deceptive advertisements from organizations trying to talk women out of a...

Ding-a-lings of Spring

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

The rain of ridiculous ravings from America's political right continued unabated as spring took hold. Let's look at a few examples.

To Hell and Back in Just 45 Years

Kate Michelman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Kate Michelman

I had a college degree, but suddenly I had no car, no income and few alternatives. To keep our family going, I was forced onto welfare and relied on food stamps to keep food on the table. In the blink of an eye, my aspirations for achieving a middle-class life for my family were shattered.

Apparently, We Need To Remind People That Pro-Choice Women Are Allowed To Have Babies

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant, and some anti-abortion activists responded to the news Thursday by showing they don't understand what being "pro-choice" ...

Can Women Decide for Themselves?

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

Not a bad idea at all, making one's own decisions. Unfortunately, it's not always easy today if those are health care decisions, especially if you're a woman, especially if you're poor, especially if you live in the many, many areas of the U.S. without access to a women's health clinic.

Abortion Wars: A Judge Speaks of Women's Health, Women's Needs

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, in his recent ruling that Alabama's abortion law must go to trial, raises the interesting issue of an "undue burden" on pregnant women. Imagine that. Bringing the focus around to women.

Winning the Future for Women in Politics and Service

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As a country, we are failing in our efforts to include women in national and local politics while subjecting politicians to insufferable forms of sexism

Katie at the Kroger: A 'Stronger Together' Moment

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Rev. Susan Russell

It means supporting each other in the struggle to challenge those using women's reproductive health as a bargaining chip in the game of patriarchal politics.

Tea Party Rep. John Fleming Flip-Flopped on Abortion -- And No One Noticed

R. Kyle Alagood | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
R. Kyle Alagood

I wrote a Shreveport Times column this week in an attempt to spark meaningful conversation about poverty and health care in Louisiana. What I never expected was that my column would become Dr. Fleming's springboard for announcing he has moderated his abortion access position.

How Tulane Students Are Fighting for Reproductive Rights

Emma Johnson | Posted 05.21.2014 | College
Emma Johnson

Anticipating a barrage of anti-abortion, or TRAP laws this legislative session, Tulane students are mobilizing with other pro-choice organizations to keep abortion and women's healthcare resources available to Louisiana women.

The Story of the Woman-Bashing Meme

Varda Epstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Varda Epstein

Here's a funny thing about politics: people assume that "right-wing conservative" translates to gun-toting, anti-abortion, intolerant, bigoted, sexist homophobe

How to Host a Fetus

Erin Gibson | Posted 04.28.2014 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

In response to Virginia Senator Steve Martin's remarks about reproductive rights, I dove into my collection of Victorian etiquette books to find more information on the proper way to host a fetus.

The Big Hollywood Lie About Abortions

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.23.2014 | Women

For this infographic, researchers looked at every single American movie or TV show that featured an abortion storyline going all the way back to 1916....

Keeping Bosses Out of Our Birth Control

Karen Middleton | Posted 04.20.2014 | Denver
Karen Middleton

Providing a basic health service to millions of people shouldn't be up for debate, but the bosses fighting this law want to do whatever it takes to push their way into decisions that should stay between an individual and their doctor.

I'm Pro-Choice and I'm a Man -- Why More Men Need to Speak Up For Reproductive Rights

Bustle | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Bustle

As a man who is also a feminist, I feel somewhat uncomfortable making the argument that the pro-choice movement needs more men. It reeks of "knight-and-shining-armor"-ism. But as with any social cause, this fight is ultimately about changing minds.