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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

(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.

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.

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.