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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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When Things Go Wrong With Mr. Right: How Texas Women Can Mend Fences With Gov. Rick Perry

Christina Pesoli | Posted 08.30.2013 | Comedy
Christina Pesoli

I am still shocked at your embarrassing display of unladylike conduct at the Texas Capitol the other night. Governor Perry was trying his best to spare you from pesky decisions regarding your lady parts, and rather than thanking him for Senate Bill 5, you got all hysterical.

Wake Up, GOP! Extreme Social Crusades Are Passé

Susan Bevan | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Susan Bevan

As a lifelong Republican woman I am tired of this ilk claiming they speak for me and for the millions of other mainstream Republicans who remain true to the GOP's tradition as the party of limited government.

Fear and Loathing in Texas

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Wendy Fontaine

No matter how you feel about abortion, arguing against it by saying "every life matters" while you are, in fact, the nation's top killer of inmates is either disingenuous or downright phony.

Ms. Davis Goes to Austin

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Texas is going blue. The only question is when. If Wendy Davis runs for governor in 2014, and Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, it will be "High Noon" in Texas with these two leading ladies starring in the Gary Cooper role.

The Nationwide Attacks on Reproductive Rights

Larry Bodine | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Larry Bodine

State legislatures across the country have enacted an avalanche of restrictions that deny women of their reproductive rights. Just this year alone, more than 300 anti-abortion measures have been introduced in the states -- in direct violation of Roe v. Wade.

Supreme Court Hands Win To The Offended In Abortion-Protest Case

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 06.11.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. In the battle between the right to offend with free expression and the right to not be offended by fr...

Pass Women's Equality Agenda Now!

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

While politicians -- disproportionately, overwhelmingly men -- continue to squabble over issues that they haven't experienced and don't understand, the ability for women to empower themselves continues to hang in the balance.

Anti-Abortion Leader Compares Rape And Incest To Accidents

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

The head of a pro-life group in Michigan made a controversial comparison on Wednesday, arguing that women in the state should be forced to pay extra f...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Expresses Doubts On Roe v. Wade

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO — One of the most liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could be expected to give a rousing defense of ...

Weld County Renews Decision To Ban Plan B At Health Clinics

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.09.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Colorado’s Weld County Board on Monday renewed a 2010 policy that prevented county health clinics f...

So Long, Pro-choice... I'm Pro-faith

Janis Powers | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Janis Powers

In other words, fertilized eggs inside a woman's body are treated differently that those created in a petri dish. If life begins at conception, the where's the uproar over the dispensation of scientifically fertilized eggs?

Colorado Supreme Court Rejects Fetal Rights Case

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 07.06.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER- The national media storm came and went. The Colorado bishops issued their condemnation. And t...

State Lawmakers Advance Crimes Against Pregnant Women Act

Posted 05.03.2013 | Denver

A bill that would allow prosecutors to punish criminals who harm an unborn child during a crime received final approval by state lawmakers on Friday a...

On Rape Culture, Masculinity and Reproductive Justice

Kierra Johnson | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Kierra Johnson

The idea that it would be more practical to arm every woman than to teach men about rape is depressing -- and it's insulting to men. It's an extreme manifestation of the classic "boys will be boys" mentality -- and everyone but the "boys" are responsible.

State's Only Abortion Clinic Gets Big Reprieve

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Mississippi from revoking the license of the state's only abortion clinic. U.S. Distr...

Losing My Funny

Elan Barnehama | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Elan Barnehama

There are many issues facing us globally, nationally, for which there is no wrong or right answer. Instead screaming immoral and slinging insults at those who have a different opinion, why is it not possible to muster even a little cultural respect for those who believe differently then us?

No Woman Can Call Herself Free

Valerie Ervin | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Valerie Ervin

All women are impacted by these decisions but they disproportionately affect women of color, poor women, women who live in rural areas, and those who have been struggling financially since the recession.

Coercion, not Consent

John Culhane | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
John Culhane

The Supreme Court needs to step in to declare that any physically invasive procedures that aren't independently justified constitute an "undue burden" on a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.