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Is George W. Bush Pro-Life?

John Gehring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Gehring

Former President George W. Bush receives a pro-life award this weekend from Legatus, an organization of Catholic business professionals. The honor raises an essential question: What does it mean to be pro-life?

Parental Notification Laws for Abortion Cause Physical and Emotional Harm

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Reproductive Justice

Illinois is aggressively seeking to enforce the Illinois Parental Notification of Abortion Act. It is imperative to put an end to the threat of parental notification in Illinois.

Choose Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

There is something I've been thinking about for quite a while but wasn't ready to blog about until I read, on The New York Times online, about the guy...

What Would Jesus Do?

Ian Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Squires

While considering what kind of relationship Scott Roeder and Dr. Tiller each have with Jesus Christ, I wonder: WWJD if He went to medical school? I think he'd probably become an abortion doctor.

Why Is CBS in Bed With the Religious Right on Super Bowl Sunday?

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Rowe

After accepting an anti-abortion commercial from an evangelical organization, CBS rejected a humor-driven commercial from a gay dating site in which two apparently straight men make out as they celebrate a touchdown.

Obama Can't Make Eye Contact With Abortion Rights

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.

37 Years After Roe, Abortion Access Attacked in Kansas Courtroom

Janet Crepps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Crepps

Allowing a voluntary manslaughter option negates the Supreme Court's constitutional protection of abortion rights and is an invitation to grotesque and self-serving vigilantism.

Will the Real Pro-Lifer Please Stand Up?

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The Cardinal O'Connor nominating committee's decision to honor George W. Bush as a hero of its cause tells us a lot about the crisis now facing the pro-life movement.

Why Brown Is Not the Pro-Life Candidate In Massachusetts Senate Race

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

How is the defeat of health care a pro-life position? A recent study from Harvard Medical School claims 40,000 Americans die on average every year as a consequence of having no health insurance.

Oklahoma Abortion Law: Details To Be Publicly Posted Online

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Oklahoma law requires physicians to disclose detailed information on women's abortions to the State's Department Of Health, which will then post...

Is Availability of Contraception a Pro-Life Issue?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

At the dawning of the 21st, Catholicism is still holding out on condoning birth control. Perhaps that is about to change.

The Health Care-Abortion Issue: An Open Letter To The Catholic Bishops

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Dear Bishops: In our struggle to get health care for all, you saw an opportunity to make sure that American women can't afford abortions, a way to be the deciders for all of us.

State Gets Go-Ahead To Enforce Controversial Teen Abortion Law

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Just hours after a state board voted Wednesday to allow the enforcement of a long-debated Illinois law requiring a teenage girl's pare...

Oklahoma Abortion Law To Publicly Post Women's Information Blocked By Court

Women's eNews | Susan Elan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Enforcement of an Oklahoma law that will publicize an unprecedented amount of personal information about women who undergo abortions has been delayed ...

Common Ground on Abortion, Finally

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

Pro-life Christians and pro-choice political progressives have struck a partnership. Their goal is to reduce the need for and occurrences of abortions in America.

Anti-Abortion Group To Protest Sarah Palin

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When she was running for governor of Alaska in 2006, Sarah Palin reportedly said that even if her then-14-year-old daughter were raped, she would "cho...

Stupak Amendment Supported By Many Previously Pro-Choice Democrats

FiveThirtyEight | Nate Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When I first learned that the Stupak Amendment, which would prevent abortion from being covered under health care plans included in the health care in...

Oklahoma Abortion Laws Forcing Women To Reveal Their Race And Relationships Spark Court Battles

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY — Abortion rights supporters have challenged two new Oklahoma laws that would give the state some of the strictest abortion laws i...

6 Supreme Court Justices Attend Catholic Service Red Mass; Cardinal Pleads For Rights Of Unborn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — An American cardinal on Sunday issued a plea for the rights of the unborn at a church service that included Vice President Joe Bide...

Girl Sues School For Ban On Anti-Abortion Protest

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. — A New Jersey high school student claims in a federal lawsuit that school administrators violated her First Amendment free-s...

Shocked -- Or Not? New Data Shows Abortion Quite Common In Most Red States

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

New data confirms that abortions tend to happen more often in big, blue states, but also that abortion is quite common in red states where anti-choice is strongest.

And Once Again, It's Abortion

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a comprehensive health care plan for the United States -- a plan that will cover 96% of Americans. That is a victory for women.

The "Born Alive" Myth: Tale Turned Political Tool

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The substitution of "baby" for "fetus" in the debate over born-alive bills is just another way for opponents of abortion to derail the abortion debate by blurring the lines between abortion and infanticide.

Stepping Up the Pressure: The Archbishop Comes to the Abortion Clinic

Reproductive Justice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Reproductive Justice

Every woman has different life circumstances. Every pregnancy produces different challenges. Who is more able to assess the moral validity of every woman's abortion? I certainly don't think it's the Archbishop.

Calling All "Fake" Catholics

Bryan Cones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Cones

Deal Hudson appoints himself the arbiter of what is Catholic, and if you support health care reform that in any way might lead to an abortion paid for with public funds, you are not one.