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My First "Neighborhood House Party"

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Ruth Neubauer

My First "Neighborhood House Party" As a very young faculty wife with two babies in two years, I was more involved with the second diaper pail disapp...

Like a Broken Record, House Continues Its Obsession With Attacking Women's Health Care

Nancy Keenan | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

If anti-choice politicians are focused on creating jobs and growing our economy, they sure have a funny way of showing it.

New "As Cool As I Am" Video: Dar Williams & The War On Women, Plus The Message Launches

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

2012-06-15-Screenshot20120615at12.41.03AM.pngSinger-songwriter Dar Williams has released a music video in response to the alleged War On Women. Watch it here.

Five Things the House is Doing to Attack Choice

Nancy Keenan | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

In the first five months of 2012, the anti-choice House leadership has lined up no fewer than five separate bills with anti-choice provisions for floor action. It's amazing they can keep a straight face when they say there's no War on Women.

Christian Doctor Explains Why He Performs Abortions

nj.com | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

Willie J. Parker, an obstetrician based in Washington, D.C., didn't always perform abortions. He's a Christian from Birmingham, Ala., who initially re...

The Importance of Choice

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Hayley Rose Horzepa

After being raped by two men when I was just fifteen years old, I understand the value of choice. Maybe that's because I never had one. The trauma I e...

Laura Bassett

President Of Major Pro-Choice Group Stepping Down

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Nancy Keenan, president of the advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America, announced on Thursday that she plans to step down from her leadership position...

Lucia Graves

Dem's Pro-Life Voting Record Sparks Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

While Democrats and Republicans have been arguing throughout the campaign season about women's reproductive rights, the issue has now taken center sta...

Walking The (Catholic) Plank

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Why doesn't my Catholic Church get its own house in order first? Get the plank/log/boulder/semi truck/elephant out of its own eye before it tries to remove a speck from another's eye?

It's a Dog's Life

Neil McCarthy | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Mitt Romney is now the presumptive Republican nominee for president and after tomorrow's round of GOP primaries, that result will be all but official....

Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin Are Pro-Choice

Bob Cesca | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Ultimately, conservatives have totally missed the reasonable position regarding abortion. Instead of banning choice, conservatives should be making it easier for women to choose "life."

The Right's 2012 Solution: "Just Close Your Eyes"

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Republicans seem to think they can get away with almost anything because their Election Day hopes will be saved by a bad economy. But the people they attack know the Tea Party's history of cynical, culture-war attacks that deeply affect the lives of real people. We have our eyes wide open.

In Defense of My Body, Health & Choices

Voto Latino | Posted 06.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Not one question was answered. We were vocal and they were stunned silent. Mission accomplished.

The Lessons of The Scarlet Letter Today

Linda Greider | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Linda Greider

Long life and lots of experience have taught me that nobody ever changes their mind about abortion. But to put a face, or at least a name, on the subject, here's a story: Fifty-three years ago when I was 16, I had an abortion.

Women Are NOT Stupid

Libby Mitchell | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Libby Mitchell

The sponsors of every one of these anti-abortion and anti-contraception bills says they aren't trying to stop abortion, but instead are just trying to make women more "aware" of what is happening in their wombs, and what will happen if they undergo an abortion.

Over My Dead Body (Literally)

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.23.2012 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

We must find ways to have a civil dialogue that balances the needs and rights of women. When all sides can come together in reason, committed to caring for every person on this planet, maybe we'll make some headway on this issue.

Pro-Choice in Da House

Katie Goodman | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Katie Goodman

Whenever you have to boil down a political view to a 3rd grader, it really makes you clear about what you believe. This has happened to me several times, most recently with the "War on Women."

Help, Help! There's an Elephant in My Uterus. Permission Slips from Men for Abortion?

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Alaska has become the latest state to fall victim to the Republican War on Women. One legislator even wants women to get a permission slip signed by the man who impregnated her before she can have an abortion.

Pro Life or Pro Sperm

David Morris | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
David Morris

Recent events make clear the need for a new language to describe the raging debate about sex and birth. Consider the problematic word that dominates our conversation: pro-life.

Wisconsin Republicans Move To Limit Abortion Coverage

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The Wisconsin State Assembly on Wednesday passed a bill that will limit abortion coverage, as well as a measure imposing abstinence-only sex education...

Fertility And Me

Toni Nagy | Posted 05.14.2012 | Women
Toni Nagy

There is an expiration date on my uterus, a "sell by" number on my sexuality and not much I can do to prolong it.

The Hypocrisy of the Abortion Debate: Why Conservatives Should Vote Pro-Choice and Leave Planned Parenthood Alone

Eric Segall | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Eric Segall

Anti-choice republicans and conservatives only believe in small government and personal liberty when it is their personal, subjective, and contestable views of freedom that get to carry the day.

GOP Lawmaker Compares Women To Farm Animals

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Georgia state Rep. Terry England compared women to farm animals while discussing an abortion measure on the Georgia state house floor. The republic...

I'm Pro-Choice Because I Love My Kids

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Every child deserves to be wanted, safe and loved. I don't deny there are damaged women out there who use abortion as a means of birth control. A former friend had five abortions. Those pregnancies were her cry for help. But I can't help thinking those babies were better off not being in her care.

Unborn in the USA

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Given that the number of unborn is currently unknown, it could reach the trillions -- or gazillions -- and should all those unborn give their grateful loyalty upon birth (should it occur) to the religious far right, the Republican Party could overwhelm elections through eternity.