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Friday Talking Points -- A 'Regular Disorder' Rant

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

After pointing out one story which was strangely ignored in the pile-on in the media this week, it seems the profits for the company contracted to build the Obamacare site are way up. How nice for them, eh? Sigh.

Abortion Providers Are Heroes: In Defense of Abortion on Demand and Without Apology

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Today, we speak with Sunsara Taylor of StopPatriarchy.org, who just returned from Jackson defending the Women's Health organization from the anti-choice group Operation Save America, described by StopPatriarchy.org as a "extreme, violence inciting, women-hating Christian fascist organization."

Are Politicians Who Cut Food Stamps and Deny Health Access Truly 'Pro-Life'?

Joe Conason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joe Conason

Whatever anyone may think about abortion, the persistent question for self-styled pro-lifers is why they tend to insist on making life so much more difficult for so many children who have entered the world.

A Satanic Salute... Seriously?

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

To suggest that your political opposition is made up of evil devil-worshippers kind of goes against the nature of pluralism and a democratic society, doesn't it?

Women and North Carolina GOP Lose Upon Implementation of New State Abortion Restrictions

Mark Kleinschmidt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark Kleinschmidt

Today North Carolina's new oppressive anti-choice law goes into effect and no North Carolina woman is safer or healthier because of it. But the biggest loser of all may be North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, who violated a clear campaign promise when he signed the legislation into law.

ReThink Review: After Tiller -- Defending Late-Term Abortion

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

After Tiller follows doctors in Nebraska as restrictive new anti-abortion laws force him to close his clinic and attempt to open a new one. After just a few minutes of watching these doctors consult with colleagues and patients, two prevalent anti-abortion myths can be completely dispelled.

Pope Francis Makes Up To Conservatives And Blasts Abortion

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 11.20.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis offered an olive branch of sorts to the doctrine-minded, conservative wing of the Catholic Church on Friday as he de...

'In a Burnt Orange Mood: What Must Molly Ivins Be Thinking?'

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

Pondering this question about Molly Ivins several times a day has become a new hobby of mine since the spectacular Senator from Fort Worth, Wendy Davis, stood up for 13 hours and basically destroyed the Republican Party in Texas.

Wendy Davis and Julian Castro Are the Texas Future; Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott Are the Texas Past

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The hour will soon arrive when Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces whether she will run for governor, and if she does, Texas politics will never be the same.

What I Learned Undercover at a Crisis Pregnancy Center

Caitlin Bancroft | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Caitlin Bancroft

I wasn't considering abortion. I wasn't considering adoption, or parenting, or childcare. I wasn't even pregnant, and I definitely wasn't scared -- at least not at first.

Abortion Restrictions Follow Telemedicine Health Care Advancement

Religion News Service | Kimberly Railey | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The war over abortion is going digital. Missouri last month joined six other states that have enacted bans on abortion by telemedicine this y...

Royal Princes, Babies as Game Prizes and One Simple Question

Marie Woolf | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion
Marie Woolf

The birth of a royal prince shared headlines with babies given away as game-show prizes in Pakistan. In both cases, ecstatic crowds clapped and cheered. For what, exactly? Life -- or luck?

Post Abortion-Syndrome: The Solution in Search of a Problem

Sarah Erdreich | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Sarah Erdreich

A recent study from the University of California, San Francisco found that the vast majority of women that had an abortion felt that they had made the right decision.

Pro-Abortion Protestors Vandalize Chile Cathedral

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 07.27.2013 | Religion

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Abortion-rights demonstrators vandalized Chile's main cathedral during a Mass and used pews as barricades during clashes with polic...

'Pro-Choice Mother' Is Not an Oxymoron

Sarah Erdreich | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Sarah Erdreich

Going through nine months of pregnancy and now raising a child has made me even more pro-choice than I ever thought possible.

After the Birth, Do Not Forget the Labor

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
Norma Cook Everist

Labor is work, hard, hard work. Co-labor is important, sharing collaboratively in bringing life into the world and raising children in community.

The Creeping GOP: Women's Health and Inclusive Democratic Space

Beeta Baghoolizadeh | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Beeta Baghoolizadeh

No matter how orange my scarf was that night, people had managed to conflate the politics of the swaying, praying Christian right with "oppressed" Muslim women swathed in black.

If You're Pro-Choice You Should Take Heed

Walker Bragman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

North Carolina is the latest in a string of Republican states to attempt to restrict women's access to reproductive care. But why now, 40 years after Roe v. Wade, which ruled abortion a matter a privacy, are we seeing such a concerted attack from the right?

North Carolina, Texas, Colorado: Why Abortion & Reproductive Rights Matter

Karen Middleton | Posted 09.11.2013 | Denver
Karen Middleton

In the coming weeks, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado will be releasing a scorecard of elected officials and their record supporting -- or not -- women's reproductive health care and abortion rights. You should know who stands with you. And who doesn't.

Pro-Life vs. Pro-Birth

Alex Palombo | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Alex Palombo

I've gotten called some awful things when I tell people that I'm both a practicing Catholic and an advocate for women's choice -- from baby killer to hypocrite. But hear me out.

We Will Not Stand Idly By: Rabbinic Remarks From the Rally at the Texas State Capitol

Rabbi Rachel Kobrin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kobrin

We stand here today with open hearts, committed to speaking honestly, listening compassionately, struggling deeply, and acting with moral courage. We stand here today and affirm.

Where Faith and Abortion Meet in Texas

Greg Garrett | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Let's say you have a faithful opposition to abortion. Okay. I respect that. But how do you feel about the fact that hundreds of thousands of women are being steam-rollered by Texas male politicians trying to end-run Roe v. Wade?

Abortion: Does My Faith Get a Voice?

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

I'm going to speak as a person of faith to my fellow brothers and sisters of faith. You first need to know that I seriously admire your advocacy on behalf of life. There is much integrity to that consistency. But, like all things religious, it is also potentially dangerous.

North Carolina Trying to Compete With Ohio and Texas in Lunacy

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Jamison Doran

You know when you were little and your mother would tell you, "If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all?" Well I'm about to throw all of that out the window (sorry mom).

Life Begins

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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