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STUDY: Abortion Restrictions Have Shocking Effect On Poverty

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.16.2012 | San Francisco

Women who attempted to get abortions but were denied are three times as likely to fall into poverty than those whose efforts were not blocked, a recen...

No More In Between: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ruth Neubauer

My closest friend in the world believes that in the future the Republican Party will be moving to the center. The center is where they have to go in o...

It Was a Good Election for the Pro-Choice Movement -- But the Culture Wars Aren't Over!

Carole Joffe | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Carole Joffe

In spite of Obama's and Democrats' senatorial victories, the Republicans did very well in state races, where the real consequential action against abortion takes place.

Election Results Shows Fatal Flaw in GOP's Extreme Social Agenda

Susan Bevan | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Susan Bevan

During the closing months of this election, it seemed as if not a week went by without another extreme GOP candidate making bizarre and ignorant comments on reproductive health issues.

Republicans and Grover Norquist Must Answer Question: Liberty for Whom?

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Through the fall campaign, there was no expectation that Romney would approach W's 40 percent share of the Latino vote, and few paid attention to the Asian American community which voted Democrat in higher proportions. But Republicans did not expect women to turn on them. And yet they should have seen that coming.

Iman: Why My Daughter's Unexpected Announcement Left Me Thrilled

Iman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty
Iman

In my opinion, there's always been an expectation that because of biological determination, women are naturally supposed to forgo some of their own dream and ambitions for the sake of childrearing because the ol' clock is ticking.

Women Won Big On Election Day

Daniel Simon | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The Republicans took a shellacking on Tuesday and they know it. Whether or not they make the proper changes is something the future of their party dep...

Dodging the Election of a 'Personhood President'

Laura Carroll | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Laura Carroll

If we had elected a "Personhood President," there would be cause for great concern. As we head into the next four years, expect this contingent to continue to attempt to make personhood, not Roe v Wade, the law of the land.

Choosing Lives: A Pastoral View On What Is At Stake In This Election

Mary Clark Moschella | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Mary Clark Moschella

The choice this nation makes today will have an enormous impact upon the freedom, health and safety of American women and girls. As a teacher of pastoral theology and care, I urge readers to consider the well-being of women when you cast your vote for president on Tuesday.

Getting Reproductive Rights out of Politics

Nancy Northup | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Nancy Northup

We should not wake up the day after an election worrying that our doctors will be driven out of practice or prevented from using their training and best medical judgment to provide the care that's right for us.

When Pro-Life Isn't

Anjali Sareen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anjali Sareen

How can conservative Republicans claim to be pro-life when their purported concern for the individual life ends immediately at birth?

For Millennial Voters, What Really Matters Is the Morning After

Kierra Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Kierra Johnson

We have a choice. We can repeat history and see this generation as a list of names to solicit for donations and pad listervs or we can choose to seize this new base of people of invest in -- and engage with -- in building a proactive movement and progressive legislative agenda.

My Rape; My Illegal Abortion; My Almost Dying: Reflections from 1968

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

I don't want a single other woman to have to endure what I went through -- both physically and emotionally. My story is only one of so many/too many of those days when abortion was illegal, and women lost their lives and their fertility. Let this not happen to our country again.

The Biggest Nonissue in the Presidential Election

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Meredith C. Carroll

I'm absolutely convinced we're all pro-life, every last one of us -- who could possibly argue against life? How we're all not pro-choice, too, however, is the maddening question that will get so many of us to the voting booth next week.

Paul Ryan's Record Opposing Abortion Rights Back in Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Janell Ross | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace argued on Sunday over GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's position on abortion...

Why This Liberal Woman Is Voting for Mitt Romney

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Brett Blumenthal

Just as the nation took a chance on Obama four years ago, I'm betting on Mitt Romney to focus on what is most important to our nation right now: getting us back on our feet, developing jobs for our people, and strengthening our nation's security.

Reproductive Freedom Means More Than Protecting Roe v Wade

Laura Carroll | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Laura Carroll

Why does society still stigmatize having no children by choice? Because the majority remain fundamentally stuck on the long-held pronatalist belief that we are all wired to want to become parents.

When Strict Abortion Laws Lack Medical Sense

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.24.2012 | Health and Fitness

“The baby would likely be stillborn in the seventh or eighth month,” Sheila Sunder wrote of her first trimester ultrasound results in a Motherlode...

Is the Clock Turning Back for Women's Rights?

Elaine Goldsmith | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Elaine Goldsmith

Nobody is pro-abortion -- but anyone who saw the world of back-alley abortions and botched procedures, as I did, would ever want to go back to those days.

Abortion Opponents Chip Away At Access

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- It's legal to get an abortion in America, but in many places it is hard and getting harder. Just this year, 17 states set new limits on ab...

Why My Vagina Is Voting for Barack Obama

Hayley Krischer | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Hayley Krischer

Let's break it down to see if Mitt Romney can get your vote in the women's department over President Obama.

The Left Is Pro-Choice, But Not Quite So Pro-Debate

Christina Patterson | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Christina Patterson

If you had heard the discussions about abortion over the past 10 days, you might not think that the laws we have, which are, on balance, pretty good laws, came about through rational debate.

Defeating Yourself: How Joe Biden Snatched a Draw From the Jaws of Victory

Howard Barbanel | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

Biden seemed to be on steroids and amphetamines, as if he were trying to overcompensate for last week's lackluster performance by his boss, President Obama, in his match-up against Mitt Romney. This led to Biden actually punching himself around the ring a few times.

Freedom... What Is It Good for?

Shari Cohen | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics
Shari Cohen

So they want to abolish a woman's right to choose to have a safe abortion, but they also want to eliminate a woman's access to birth control so that she can easily prevent unintended pregnancies. I know! Is anyone else scratching their head right about now?

A Choice That Matters

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

If Mitt Romney cannot decide on the issue of choice, where does he stand on solving the world-wide issue of gender disparities that are so rooted in a woman's ability to control her own fertility?