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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Bethany Blankley | Posted 01.21.2012 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

What history has shown is that Christians and Jews lived faithfully to their belief and did not accept or follow the cultural norm. They focused on raising their families according to the tradition of their faith.

Michele Bachmann's Body: A Potential Crime Scene?

Cristina Page | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Cristina Page

Bachmann should think twice about serving up her miscarriage as proof of her pro-life credentials. In the future she dreams of for American women, it could be circumstantial evidence.

In Committee: Women Senators, Reproductive Rights and the 2012 Elections

Barbara Lee | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Since women's political fate tends to be tied to the political fate of Democrats overall, next year's elections pose a very real threat to some of the most powerful pro-woman, pro-choice voices in Congress.

'Crisis' Pregnancy Center Sues San Francisco Over Controversial New Law

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.17.2012 | San Francisco

Following a San Francisco Board of Supervisors decision banning crisis pregnancy centers from engaging in what it deemed, "false or misleading adverti...

Reality Check: Republican Losers Did Not Overreach

Karl Frisch | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Conventional wisdom pushers and the Beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in last night's off-year election. To hear them spin it, Republicans lost because they "overreached." Ridiculous.

The War on Women You Haven't Heard of

Nancy Keenan | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Anti-choice extremists never take their eye off the prize: making abortion illegal in the United States. Right now, they have their sights set on Mississippi.

Americans' #1 Priority: Abortion?

Rep. Nita Lowey | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Rep. Nita Lowey

At a time when the federal government should be focused like a laser beam on job-creating investments and targeted tax relief, the majority takes a pass. They choose instead to rehash standard attacks on women's health.

Quinn Defends Speech At Pro-Choice Event Following Catholic Criticism

Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

Catholic groups in Illinois have joined Cardinal Francis George in slamming Illinois Governor Pat Quinn for his decision to present a pro-choice leade...

Personhood: Why Beginning Life at Conception Carries Risks, Even for Anti-Abortion Activists

Sarika Bansal | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Sarika Bansal

Sadly, by granting equivalent legal rights to fertilized eggs, the personhood amendment may tip the scales and begin prioritizing the zygote over the post-born person.

Judge Halts Part Of Controversial Abortion Law

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge blocked part of North Carolina's new abortion law Tuesday, ruling providers do not have to place an ultrasound i...

Can 'I Don't Know' Break The Abortion Stalemate?

John Backman | Posted 12.23.2011 | Religion
John Backman

"Becoming human" is not a scientific question but a spiritual or philosophical one. And who can answer any such question definitively?

Jon Ward

Herman Cain's Abortion Comments Roil Iowa Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first signs of real damage to Herman Cain's campaign emerged Thursday as his position on abortion -- that he is personally anti-abor...

Supervisors Approve Law Targeting Anti-Abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.19.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco is as solidly a pro-choice town as exists anywhere in the United States and, with a vote by the city's Board of Supervisors this week, t...

Controversial Oklahoma Anti-Abortion Law Blocked

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked from taking effect a new law designed to reduce the number of abortions perfo...

Failed Colo. 'Personhood' Initiative Lives On In Miss.

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 12.17.2011 | Denver

JACKSON, Miss. -- A national effort to put abortion bans into state constitutions is looking for its first victory next month in Mississippi, where vo...

Twenty Years Later: Anita Hill's Fight Is Still Ours

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

20 years ago today, Anita Hill's testimony in front of an all-male Judiciary Committee riveted women across the nation -- and galvanized them to action.

The Mormon in the Room

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Robert Jeffress' anti-Mormon bigotry is exactly the kind of "spiritual tyranny" that George Washington warned us about. It has no place in American politics and GOP primary voters should reject it for what it is: un-American.

Evangelicals Don't Believe Life Begins At Conception

Jonathan Dudley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Dudley

It makes little sense to reject pacifism, to insist abortion is morally equivalent to the organized slaughter of millions of children and then to say that violence should never be used to end abortion.

The Perry Problem: What Would Happen if States Could Outlaw Abortion?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 10.08.2011 | Women
Nancy Keenan

Rick Perry invites charges of hypocrisy when he speaks so glowingly of so-called "states' rights" while at the same time vowing to use the powers of the federal government to erode women's freedom.

House GOP Revives Global War on Women's Health With "Gag Rule"

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.07.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

While Congress was playing fiscal roulette last month, House Republicans quietly advanced their attack on reproductive choice, too.

The Most Shocking Thing My Mother Ever Told Me About Sex (And How It's Shaped My Politics)

Keli Goff | Posted 09.25.2011 | Women
Keli Goff

Recently my mother told me something shocking. When she decided that her family was complete and sought to have her tubes tied, she was told that her husband would have to sign a form giving his consent.

Reproductive Rights and Health: Time for New Commitment

Steve Heilig | Posted 09.21.2011 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

In California, reproductive choice has long been considered relatively safe, due in no small part to our elected leadership -- many of whom happen to be women. Is that coincidence? I doubt it.

TOMS Shoes Founder Expresses Regret for Focus on the Family Appearance

Joe Mirabella | Posted 09.08.2011 | Business
Joe Mirabella

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, has issued an exclusive statement to Change.org in response to an embarrassing controversy linking the popular ...

Hypocrisy or Irony? Right-Wing Media and Abortion

Cynthia Dill | Posted 09.09.2011 | Women
Cynthia Dill

Sitting in his ivory tower reserved for men only in Portland, Maine, M.D. Harmon lectures readers about the myriad uses of irony while blaming "femini...

Texas To Defund Planned Parenthood

Politico | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics

The Texas Legislature approved a bill Monday that would both compel the state to push the Obama administration to convert Texas’s Medicaid program i...