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Mother's Day at an Abortion Clinic

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

Escorts stand shoulder to shoulder, bound to strangers in an effort to offer a kind word to clients who are exercising their right to make a compassionate, informed, responsible decision, a motherly choice.

Sam Stein

Sessions: I Could Support Pro-Choice Or Gay Supreme Court Nominee (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Social conservatives were likely none-to-pleased on Wednesday, when the new ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, said that...

Killing People vs Aborting Fetuses: An Open Letter to Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Myriam Miedzian

Like you, the church seems much more concerned with the survival of fetuses and "possible fetuses" than with human beings.

Safe, Legal & Early -- A New Way of Thinking About Abortion

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Waldman

An abortion policy matching the values implicit in the polls would focus less on rights or numbers and more on timing.

Mary Ann Glendon's Failed "Hail Mary"

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danielle Crittenden

In declining Notre Dame's award, Mary Ann Glendon is suggesting that Obama may be president but he is not her president, or the Catholics' president -- a highly divisive and anti-democratic sentiment.

Legislation with Legs: The Prevention First Act

Kelley Bell-Wenzlaff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelley Bell-Wenzlaff

If the Ohio Prevention First bill doesn't have legs, then I am going to get out there and talk to people about it until it does, even if that means doing so while my own legs are up in stirrups.

Don't Give the Right Wing a Win on Obama's Nominees

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

The right wing has made these nominees their test case on how to derail President Obama's efforts to put qualified persons in key posts. Our goal is to make sure they fail this test.

The Call for Common Ground on Abortion

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

In a never before attempted event, the Obama administration merged dozens of leaders from the pro-choice and pro-life movements onto one conference call line and, wisely, muted us.

Conceiving Common Ground

Rachel Laser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Laser

We in the pro-choice movement must embrace and not fear common ground on abortion. We do not sacrifice our support for abortion rights. We add to it common ground.

Hm. Both Pro-Lifers and Pro-Choicers Hate the Octomom

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Suleman is a staple for Dr. Phil intervention, tabloid prattle and message-board hostility, but underlying it all is an emerging story that pits her against both pro-lifers and pro-choicers.

Do People Who Support "Traditional Values" Value Pregnant Women?

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lynn M. Paltrow

Sixty-one percent of women who have abortions are already mothers, and another 24 percent will go on to become mothers. 85 percent of all women bring life into this world.

Do We Need A Pro-Choice Litmus Test for Obstetricians?

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

While one has every right to oppose abortion, one should not necessarily have a right to do so while occupying the scarce and precious position of an obstetrics resident.

Talkin' About the Pope...and Hope

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tamar Abrams

Is it too much to hope that Pope Benedict XVI might see the light?

Octomom, Sextomom and the Looming Incursions on Reproductive Rights

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

The bills some lawmakers have proposed have nothing to do with race and gender equality; they are all about restricting women's reproductive decisions by subjecting them to greater state surveillance.

Time to Get Behind Reproductive Rights Bill

Jesse Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jesse Greenberg

Illinois is on the cusp of taking an important step to ensure that women's health care choices cannot be interfered with.

Anti-Abortion or Anti-Sex?

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

To right-wing ideologues, the debate begins and ends with the sinful act of sex outside of marriage, which can lead to only one outcome: punishment.

Palin, Forced Into A Corner, Names Pro-Choicer To Alaska Supreme Court

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had to make a tough choice in filling a vacant slot on her state's Supreme Court: Appoint a woman who once served on the board...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Hot on the heels of his Reversal on Rush, RNC Chairman Michael Steele this week delivered his U-turn on Choice -- first saying women "absolutely" have the right to choose abortion then, after having his knuckles rapped, asserting his pro-life bona fides: "always have been, always will be." At a time when there is a serious discussion around the world about the future of capitalism, including a must-read series in the Financial Times, the GOP is so devoid of actual ideas that spineless lightweights like Steele -- and cartoon characters like Rush Limbaugh, Joe the Plumber, and Sarah Palin -- are able to step in and fill the intellectual void. Bill Buckley must be spinning in his grave.

Religious Conservatives Turning On Senator Brownback

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Brody File has learned that the Family Research Council is taking a "temporarily leave of absence" from the socially conservative "Values Action T...

A DeMinted Attack on College Women

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Anti-contraception Senator Jim DeMint moved this week to increase birth control prices as much as 900% for college women, forcing them to "splurge" if they want to use protection.

Catholic Extremists Swiftboat Sebelius

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The Catholic Church may refer to pro-choice politicians as extremists but the majority of Catholic congregants agree with pro-choice politicians like Sebelius on reproductive issues.

Obama May Overturn Bush 'Conscience Rule' On Abortions

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to repeal a Bush administration rule that has become a flash point in the debate over a doctor's right...

"Pro-Life" Movement Admits Pro-Abortion Stance

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The so-called anti-abortion movement refuses to admit that its long held political and fundraising habits have worked too well to now be abandoned, and so continues to resist common sense.

Redefining the Question of Choice

Lindsey Horvath | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Horvath

In order to truly create a "pro-life" society, we must be willing to support the children who are born into it.

Backsliding on Roe

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

Roe is going to need all the support that can be mustered, because the departure of the Bush administration may bring the extreme factions in the pro-life movement to the fore.