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The Murder of Dr. Tiller, a Foreshadowing

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

For those who would like to think Sunday's murder in church of Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider, is an isolated incident, here's the horrifying news: You are wrong.

Obama's Catholic Baptism By Fire

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rotondi

The t-shirt slogan,"The Day the Dome Was Tarnished Forever" became holy inspiration for others to engage in crass sloganeering and even violent action.

Why "Choosing Life" is a False Choice

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

While Obama's nuanced approach to the abortion debate deserves appreciation, the continued dissection of this issue is not honest at its root.

Aborting Abortion Debate's Tone

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John Marshall

Some believe life begins at conception. Others say that life begins at 40. Like most things, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. From now on let's say that life begins when you've completed your high school gym requirement.

Weak on Women's Rights at Notre Dame

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

I need to know Obama is not afraid to say unequivocally that he supports the fundamental rights of his daughters and my granddaughters as strongly as he supports so-called open dialogue and debate.

Ryan Grim

GOP Base Rejects Pro-Choice Republicans: "We Would Never Bend On That"

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans, in search of an identity, are playing with fire. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), in charge of recruiting Republican candidates fo...

The Real Idea of a University

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

When President Obama speaks to the new graduates at Notre Dame on Sunday, he will do so knowing that the vast majority of Catholics support him being there.

Antiabortion Activist Takes on Planned Parenthood with Hidden Camera

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Norman

Her own delay in reporting the crime she perceived to have occurred in Memphis is an especially perplexing mystery considering how much Rose proselytizes about the legal and moral obligation to protect children.

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.

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.

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.

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...