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Seriously Seeking Common Ground

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The Pregnant Women Support Act offers some proposals that both sides can endorse. And there may well be solutions for the problematic areas, assuming there really is good will.

Obama's Latest Feat -- Bridging the Pro-Choice/Pro-Life Divide?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

The ongoing celebration of Barack Obama's existence on earth has spawned another miracle -- he has brought together two formerly unrelenting foes: the pro-Lifers and pro-Choicers.

Better Fathers: Courtesy of the Sexual Revolution

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Little attention has been paid to the impact that women's liberation has had on men -- Gen X dads spend significantly more time with their children than baby-boomer fathers.

Mock the Vote

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

In this election, record numbers of Catholics and young Evangelicals voted in unexpected ways. Rather than induce reflection in staunch pro-life groups, they have instead reacted with denial and yet more extremism.

The Obamagelical Reformation

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The 2008 election may mark the moment religious voters put reason above rhetoric. The birth of the Obamagelical.

Can Common Ground Prevail?

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

After decades of resistance, some in the pro-life movement are stepping forward in support of pro-choice goals, even if that means jeopardizing their standing in the established pro-life community.

The Dissembler

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Hopefully, with the arrival of the Obama administration, Steven Mosher's ability to force his extremist views on the rest of the world will soon be over.

Bush, Our Ex-Boyfriend

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Bush is the ex-boyfriend we've finally gotten out of our life only to discover he left an unpleasant souvenir, like an STD. A particularly nasty strain too, in the form of new HHS regulations.

Why Pro-Life Obama Supporters Should Be Disappointed

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Waldman

Obama's pro-life supporters are claiming to be pleased that he at least waited a day before reportedly repealing the Mexico City "gag rule." If I were them, I'd be disappointed.

Notes from a "Pro-Abortionist"

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenna Henry Hansen

Although "feminist" and "pro-choice" are not interchangeable, I know many women that are "accused" of being a feminist and/or pro-abortion just for speaking up.

First Ladies: Character to Caricature, Part One

Carl Sferrazza Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Scanning Michelle Obama's post-election coverage makes it seem that the importance of being First Lady is about sleeveless dresses and puppy breeds. It isn't.

At Last, Prevention First

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Medical experts continually warned us during the Bush years that the abstinence-only approach would sow the seeds of ignorance in teenagers. Those seeds are finally bearing fruit.

26 Reasons Pro-Choice People Should Be Happy

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Relish the feeling of hope and accomplishment that comes as every new pro-choice member of Congress recites his or her oath of office today.

W's Parting Gifts to Women

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

It's not new that outgoing Presidents try to change national policy at the last minute through rule changes. But W is set to set a record.

The Pro-Lie Movement Targets Hillary

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

Defamation is a tool of the anti-choice establishment -- the "Susan B. Anthony List" claims Clinton, as Secretary of State, will "promote abortion" around the world.

Will Tom Daschle Be What The Reproductive Rights Community Wants?

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

The former S. Dakota senator may please some inside-the-Beltway Democrats, but the reaction of reproductive and sexual health advocates working on the ground will be interesting to gauge.

Catholics Vote for Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

In a poll commissioned by Planned Parenthood, Catholic voters' number-one response on family planning concerns were "too many unwanted children in America whose parents can't take care of them."

Abortion Politics Isn't Saving Lives

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Some sobering statistics: every year, more than a million pregnancies end in abortion; roughly one-third of all women in the U.S. will have an abortion during their reproductive lifetime.

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.