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The Pro Life Movement at a Crossroads

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

In the winter of 2013, it is fair to say that the pro-life movement faces a crossroads the likes of which it has not seen since 1976. It will do well, therefore, to recall some of the events of that earlier political season.

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...

Children Conceived Through Rape Open New Front In Abortion Culture Wars

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Standing before the throngs at the March for Life on Jan. 25, Ryan Bomberger admitted that he was the poster child for one of the mos...

Vocal Pro-Life Celebrities

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.01.2013 | Celebrity

Celebrities are notorious for their liberal-minded politics. Many are outspoken supporters of LGBT causes, and the list of famous Barack Obama support...

"Moderate" Politicians, "Defense" Spending and Other Orwellian Nonsense

Norman Solomon | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

"Pro-life" values? Not a label that abortion-rights advocates should use for opponents of a woman's right to choose an abortion. One of the main reasons those opponents keep calling themselves "pro-life" is they want to imply that supporters of abortion rights are anti-life. Why help?

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...

The American Catholic Church And Roe. v. Wade

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Many American Catholics took exception to this decision and have engaged in four decades of political action to reverse this outcome. There might have been a time when this strategy was viable. No longer.

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.

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 ...

Before Roe v. Wade: The Price Women Paid

Martha Burk | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

What most people don't know is that lawful abortion clinics were in operation before Roe. One of those places was New York, and one of those clinics was started by Merle Hoffman, a true pioneer in providing for women's reproductive health.

The 'Pro-Life' Movement's Success Is About Raw Politics

Tracy Weitz | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Tracy Weitz

Historically, evangelical Christians had stayed away from politics, believing that such engagement would taint their religion. However, opposition to abortion became a way for the Republican Party to appeal to this disenfranchised group, mobilizing huge numbers of new voters (and donors).

Reframing Pro-Choice: Will it Work?

Laura Carroll | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Laura Carroll

It is time to reframe the issue away from "choice" versus "life." But can a broader justice frame be enough to bring together factions who will still have passionately different views on abortion?

Stunning Photo Of Baby In Womb Grabbing Doc's Finger

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

In the midst of a C-section delivery, baby Nevaeh Atkins reached out of her mother's womb and grabbed the doctor's finger. Father Randy Atkins' qu...

Michigan Gov Signs Abortion Clinic Limits

Detroit News | KAREN BOUFFARD AND CHRISTINE MACDONALD | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill requiring that abortion clinics be licensed but will veto another that would have required Blue Cross Blue Shield o...

Murder, Blasphemy And The Quest For A Truly Pro-life Ethic

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 02.24.2013 | Religion
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

The politicking began, not surprisingly, as soon as the sirens faded in Newtown. Ardent appeals for stricter control on assault rifles were met by equally strident calls to arm classroom teachers.

Scandal-Ridden Republican Finishes Election Cycle Nearly Broke And Without Allies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

House Republicans rushed to deliver campaign cash to scandal-tainted Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) in the days leading up to the November elections ...

The Election Is Over, but the Fight Goes On

Kate Michelman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Kate Michelman

The national vote, while worthy of high-fives all round, is hardly the end of our struggle for women's rights. When conservatives lose a decisive battle at the federal level, they don't go home and sulk. They redouble their efforts at the state and local levels.

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...

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.

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...