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Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 03.13.2012 | San Francisco
Ellen R. Shaffer

We need the government to fix the economy and to fund vital basic health services, and to quit interfering with our private decisions about our reproductive health.

Defining Rape

Wendy Pollack | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Wendy Pollack

The Justice Department's expanded definition of rape is a positive step in recognizing all of its victims and the brutality of the crime, and in holding perpetrators accountable.

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.

It's (Not) the Economy, Stupid

Kirsten Moore | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Kirsten Moore

Americans want Congress to create jobs and fire up the economy, so yesterday the House of Representatives passed new restrictions on abortion -- restrictions that will affect millions. Can we connect these dots?!

Laura Bassett

House Passes Controversial Anti-Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After an emotional floor debate, the House of Representatives on Thursday passed the so-called Protect Life Act, which prohibits women f...

Laura Bassett

Nancy Pelosi: Protect Life Act Would Let Pregnant Women 'Die On The Floor' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Ahead of Thursday's House vote on the so-called "Protect Life Act," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) called the bill a "savage" attack on ...

Laura Bassett

Protect Life Act: New Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Refuse To Perform Abortions

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House is scheduled to vote this week on a new bill that would allow federally-funded hospitals that oppose abortions to refuse to pe...

My Catholic Conscience: Doing The Right Thing For Women

Jon O'Brien | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

As Catholics and as citizens, we must oppose the move to de-fund Planned Parenthood and stand up for our rights and freedom to follow our own consciences on these personal issues.

Insurance Bans on Abortion Go for the Jugular

Carlton W. Veazey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlton W. Veazey

If successful, insurance bans may be more devastating to women's reproductive health care than the hundreds of state laws that mandate counseling, forced delays, and bans on specific procedures.

No Laughing Matter: Youth and "Stupak on Steroids"

Angela Baxter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Baxter

As a group, a community, a vulnerable population, young people and our needs have continually been left out of the debate around reproductive and sexual health and rights.

The People Behind the "Let Women Die" Act

Elizabeth Shipp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Shipp

Elections have consequence,s and for American women, that can't be made any more painfully clear than by the recent actions by newly elected anti-choice members of Congress.

GOP Abortion Bill Would Allow Doctors To Refuse To Provide Any Abortion

Mother Jones | Maddie Oatman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, the GOP backed down from its attempt to limit the definition of rape under federal abortion law. But hold your applause: While the Republic...

GOP-Controlled House Moving To Restrict Abortion Funding

McClatchy | William Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The battle over abortion takes center stage in Congress this week as two House subcommittees hold hearings on separate bills that would expand restric...