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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...

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.

How Evangelicals Decided That Life Begins At Conception

Jonathan Dudley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jonathan Dudley

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, evangelical Christians widely believed the Bible says life begins at birth and supported looser abortion policies. Given current evangelical anti-abortion activism, the reality and significance of this history deserves fuller discussion.

Why Romney Is Not The Pro-Life Candidate

Nicholas P. Cafardi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Nicholas P. Cafardi

In the next few days, hundreds of thousands of my fellow Catholics will vote for Mitt Romney with the belief that he is a pro-life leader who will work to end abortion. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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?

Pro-lifers, Moderates And Moral Indifference

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

A democratic culture cannot draw strength from the emaciated ethics of individuals whose "private" morality never intrudes upon their "public" lives. It depends on citizens who believe in a set of moral truths -- grounded in a just and loving God -- and act on their beliefs in political life.

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.

Woo What Women?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

With the election looming, we decided to write this one together. Call it our endorsement.

Reclaiming Right to Life From the Right Wing

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Right to Life should mean access to health care. The right-wing supports birth, but not health care for all as right of citizenship. Priority number one of a Romney administration is to repeal Obamacare.

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...

Catholic, Pro-Life And Voting For Barack Obama

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Life matters. From conception to natural death, it matters. This is a principle Catholics must carry with them into the voting booth. But it is not a simple binary equation.

Rape Panels

Cenk Uygur | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Republicans so far have referred to legitimate rape, forcible rape, easy rape, honest rape, emergency rape, enjoyable rape and now gift-from-God rape. They're not saying all of this because they just keep slipping up with words.

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...

The Child, The Murderer And The Unfairness Of God

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

If the parable of the Prodigal Son teaches us anything, it is this: We humans may make a distinction between the innocent unborn child and the guilty murderer, but God does not.

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.

Pro-Life Congressman Asks Mistress To Abort Their Child

Eric Sapp | Posted 12.16.2012 | Religion
Eric Sapp

In the New Testament, there is only one sin that gets the divine death penalty: hypocrisy. There is a reason. It's the devil's best tool against the Christian witness. And it's what so disappoints me about the Republican approach to faith and politics.

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.