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A Winning Night for Women

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

It is hard to overstate the landslide victory for women last night. For too long, our health and rights have been used as a political battering ram.

Pro-Choice Victories in the 2008 Election

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Last night, while standing just a few feet from the podium from which our next pro-choice president spoke, I was overcome with pride and emotion.

The Solution to Roe vs. Wade

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michealene Cristini Risley

Senator Obama synthesized the issue in his comments during the final presidential debate. He said, "No one is for abortion, period." He is right.

Mondale's Revenge

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

To be sure, the failing economy provided Democrats the context they needed. But a candidate with a little backbone gave them the ability to convince voters to take a chance on change.

Not All Politics Is Local: Connecting the Dots on Abortion Initiatives

Jessica Arons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Arons

Unless voters in South Dakota, Colorado, and California defeat these measures this Election Day, an abortion ban may be coming soon to a place near you.

A Shocking Abortion Ad

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven Waldman

This campaign season has brought a new species: ads that advocate for fewer abortions but are implicitly pro-choice.

Palin and McCain's Disregard for Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Palin affirmed our fears that she, along with John McCain, is on board with the platform's most severe anti-woman principles. Apparently women's health is not only "extreme," but it's not even up for discussion.

Victims of Sexual Abuse Get Heard

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

With the nomination of Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket, women who had scattered after Hillary Clinton's defeat were reenergized as they coalesced in their opposition to Palin's abortion viewpoint.

(Watch) Brian Williams Ask McCain-Palin if Abortion Clinic Bombers are Terrorists Like Ayers

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

McCain has previously said he was "proud of everyone attending our rallies" which includes Paul Schenck who has been linked to numerous acts of violence, including the murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian.

Extremism in Colorado

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The groups supporting Amendment 48 represent the most extreme wing of the right to life movement. They seek to change the Colorado constitution to grant a fertilized egg the status of a human being.

Will Palin Prevent Other Women From Becoming "The One"?

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

Palin's almost gleeful proclamation that she's just an everyday hockey mom and that experience is what we need in a VP, slams all the progress that women elected officials have been making for years.

Campaigns Heat Up Under the Arizona Sun

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

Under a spectacular blue Arizona sky, Governor Janet Napolitano kicked off a Democratic day of action in a small park outside of Tucson. In the shadow...

Abortion Rights: Back in the Spotlight

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

There is precious little public debate on whether actually having a child is necessarily a viable choice, financially and professionally. For many, it's not.

Mocking Women's Health and Losing Their Votes (with "Air Quotes")

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

The same woman who wants a president to address the difficulty of paying to put gas in the car while other bills pile up also wants a president who respects her ability to make personal decisions.

Debate Analysis: Objective Indicators Suggest Education, Prevention, Pro-Choice Values Win

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

By every objective, measurable analysis during the debate, Americans are embracing the pro-education, pro-prevention, and pro-choice.

Sacred Sex and Common Ground: How Obama Won Abortion Part of the Debate

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Waldman

McCain won the battle to most thrill the activists but Obama got the bigger prize: he defined himself as a reasonable seeker of the common ground.

A New Conversation on Abortion

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Life is precious. John McCain believes that, Barack Obama believes that, Sarah Palin believes that, and so does Joe Biden. In fact, I'm not sure I have ever met a person who believes otherwise.

Abuse of Power, Anger and Abortion Politics: Extremism Exposed

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Maybe McCain's last act of patriotism for the country he loves is exposing extremist elements by picking Palin and making Americans more aware of how this Culture of Lies has taken root.

More Supporters of Anti-Choice Terrorism Linked to McCain

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

It seems obvious that the McCain campaign is comfortable with the extreme tactics of the most violent parts of the "Pro-life" movement,

NRLC Recycles Debunked Born Alive Attacks

Emily Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Douglas

The NRLC plans to air a radio ad nationwide charging that Obama is "responsible for killing a bill to provide care and protection for babies who are born alive after abortions."

Another Major Pro-Life Scholar Endorses Obama Citing Pro-Prevention Policies

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

It defies all logic that these staunchly pro-life luminaries of Catholic legal scholarship would take these positions if the ludicrous charges about Obama supporting "infanticide" were in any way true.

The Jewish Context of the Abortion Debate

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

The GOP stands firm in its opposition to abortion in any way, shape or form, for any reason whatsoever -- this pro-life position is in direct conflict with Jewish law.

This Election Women Shouldn't Forget The Abortion Debate

Cindy Letchworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cindy Letchworth

We need to remember that women have made great strides for personal freedom over the years. Now is not the time to take a step backwards and let history repeat itself.

Obama Plays Offense Asserting Pro-Education, Pro-Prevention, Pro-Choice Values

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Politically, Obama's embrace of the education and prevention agenda long encompassed in the phrase "pro-choice" represents a shift away from abortion politics as usual.

To Hate Like This Never Felt So Good -- Taking Revenge on Sarah

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Goldstein

My happiness with Obama was always much stronger than my dislike of McCain. And then Sarah happened, and it got personal. Here's how I'm sticking it to her.