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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.

Can We All Just Get a Grip About Barack Obama's Poor Showing in the Debate?

Mario Almonte | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Mario Almonte

So Obama supporters can calm down. Biden will do his job and Obama will then take over. Regarding Obama's first debate, cut him some slack. He's human, after all. He is entitled to stumble once in a while.

The Real Mitt Romney

Terry O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Bully, lie, manipulate, threaten. Mitt Romney believes these tactics will get him what he wants. But I believe in the good sense of women voters throughout the country.

Unapologetic: Evangelical Christian, Pro-Life and Democrat

Jo Kadlecek | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Jo Kadlecek

I wasn't always like this. I grew up in a Christmas and Easter Presbyterian suburban home to Republican parents. My dad campaigned for Barry Goldwater and my mom cried when Nixon resigned on national television because he'd been her hero.

Chris Christie Denies Mitt Romney Shift On Abortion

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

After Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that he does not plan to push legislation to limit abortion access if elected president, Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J....

Personhood Colorado Is Not Taking 'No' For An Answer

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.12.2012 | Denver

From the Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Jennifer Mason, spokeswoman for Personhood Colorado, told the Colorado Independent she believes it’...

VIDEO: Pro-Life Rally At The 2012 DNC

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Krzysztof Piotrowski

Pro-Life activists gather outside of the Democratic National Convention to rally against abortion. ...

Carlos Harrison

'Latin America's Roe v. Wade' Case Heads Towards Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Carlos Harrison | Posted 09.06.2012 | Latino Voices

A case that pro-abortion rights advocates are calling Latin America’s “Roe v. Wade” moved Wednesday to an international court, which could make ...

An Inconvenient Abortion Truth

Laura Carroll | Posted 10.31.2012 | Media
Laura Carroll

How do pro-Romney voters who favor a human life amendment reconcile that Romney's position is in opposition to this amendment? The Daily Show's interviews with GOP delegates shed light on ways people rationalize Romney's stance in this case.

Pro-Choice and Pro-Labor and Therefore Truly Pro-Life

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

I am appalled by the rash of regressive legislation and proposed legislation that would restrict women's reproductive health choices. I am a feminist. And that makes me radically pro-life.

Exploring the Roots of 'The Abortion War'

Laila Al-Arian | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Laila Al-Arian

"Why would Al Jazeera be interested in making a film about abortion in the United States?" That's a question we received often as we set out to film the documentary The Abortion War. The answer is easy.

Republicans: What About Children Outside the Womb?

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

It seems the Republican obsession with being pro-life lasts about nine months. After that, it's each baby for herself. So Democrats, let's be clear and strong: Being pro-birth is not automatically the same thing as being pro-life.