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'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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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.