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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.

Lawmakers Kill Abortion Restriction Proposal

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down legislation calling for a 24-hour waiting period for abortions, less than a year after passing s...

Dr. Nafis Sadik Talks Women's Rights

Leah Griesmann | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Leah Griesmann

Dr. Nafis Sadik, the first female head of a major United Nations program (UN Population Fund 1987-2000), is the subject of a new biography, Champion o...

Amanda McCorquodale

Florida Rep.'s Bill Brings Back Absurd Abortion Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 02.19.2013 | Miami

A Florida representative filed an anti-abortion bill Monday that he claims protects the rights of women -- those in the womb -- despite a lack of evid...

Laura Bassett

NARAL's New President To Push For 'Bill of Women's Rights'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

Ilyse Hogue, the newly tapped president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, is in some ways an unlikely pick for the role. Instead of working her way up thro...

Chelsea Kiene

Pro-Life Activists Seek Justice After Woman's Abortion-Related Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.12.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Maryland pro-life activists are demanding legal and political action following the death of a 29-year-old woman who passed away Thursday...

GOP Rep. Supports Abortion Pill In Cases Of Rape, Incest

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 02.07.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Rep. Amy Stephens — a Colorado Springs Republican who once worked for evangelical powerhouse organi...

Tackling Abortion in YA Literature

A.J. Walkley | Posted 04.08.2013 | Books
A.J. Walkley

As a writer, I've always turned to the written word to piece together the ways of the world, and to better understand myself and others. I knew that in this matter, it would be no different -- I would write a book that got to the heart of a decision that polarizes so many of us.

Aborted Baby Flag Removal Sparks Debate at DePaul University

Nico Lang | Posted 04.08.2013 | Chicago
Nico Lang

Tuesday, January 22 marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark court decision on abortion and women's sexual health, but at DePaul University, that day will be remembered very differently.

Anti-Abortion Ideology Trumped Science In Weld County

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 02.05.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. When Weld County commissioners decided to stop providing emergency contraception to county patients, ...

John Celock

'Ultraconservative Utopia' Prepares For Abortion Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

With the introduction of strict new anti-abortion bills nearing in Topeka, Kan., pro-abortion rights college students descended on the state capitol M...

Hyde Restrictions Would Make Obama Budget Immoral

Harry Knox | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Harry Knox

While Roe v. Wade guaranteed that abortion was legal in America, the last four decades have been a struggle to ensure access to that right. As clergy, I see this problem with a pastoral eye. How is it just to deny a woman access to a constitutionally-protected right simply because she is poor?

Best/Worst Pro-Life Sign Ever?

Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy

While perusing Reddit, as we do every morning, we came across a post titled, "I'm pro-choice, but full marks for creativity..." Intrigued, we clicked...

Dad In Catholic Hospital Abortion Case: It's About 'Their Bottom Line'

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 01.26.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. CANON CITY— Jeremy Stodghill isn’t the kind of Christian who believes the Gospels map an earthly ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Church To Investigate Catholic Hospital That Argued Fetuses Are Not People

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion

The bishops of Colorado are vowing to undertake a "full review" of the "policies and practices" a Catholic health nonprofit that has argued in medica...

In Malpractice Suit, Catholic Hospital Argues Fetuses Are Not People

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 01.24.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Lori Stodghill was 31-one years old, seven-months pregnant with twin boys and feeling sick when she a...

Abortion Rights Are Pro-life

Leonard Peikoff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Leonard Peikoff

Tragically, the lives of the parents are completely ignored by the anti-abortionists. Yet that is the essential issue. In any conflict it's the actual, living persons who count, not the mere potential of the embryo.

On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Republicans Applaud its True Meaning

Susan Bevan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Susan Bevan

At its heart, Roe reaffirms American women's essential right to make personal health decisions privately and without interference from government.

What President Obama Should Say on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Tracy Weitz | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Tracy Weitz

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and as a pro-choice president, Obama is likely to mark it with a statement reaffirming a woman's constitutional right to abortion. But on this anniversary maybe it is time to ask him for something more.

The New Roe

Kierra Johnson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Kierra Johnson

The more I sit and consider what the Roe v. Wade decision means at 40 years, the more I am sure that it actually means the same thing now as it did then. The question isn't what does Roe mean at 40. The question is who is the new Roe?

Landmark Abortion Rights Plaintiff: 'Abortion Is Something I Don't Believe In'

Posted 01.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Exactly 40 years after the landmark abortion cases that established a woman's right to choose, one of the original plaintiffs joined HuffPost Live to ...