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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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.