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Reproductive Rights

What It Really Feels Like To Be A Childfree Woman

Bri Seeley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Bri Seeley

At the age of 24 I began to ask my doctors if I could be sterilized. Year after year at my annual exam I would state my case -- each year unchanged from the previous year. At each visit my physician told me that I was too young, what if I changed my mind? But the reality was that I didn't change my mind.

Childfree By Choice: How Women are Redefining Tomorrow's Family

Faith Popcorn | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Faith Popcorn

Millennial-focused media is just beginning to recognize this emerging mindset and celebrities are popularizing and glamorizing this path, too, with powerful women like Chelsea Handler, Zooey Deschanel and Cameron Diaz leading the charge.

We're Fighting for Access, Not Choice

Dawn Laguens | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Dawn Laguens

Today "choice" does not exist for women in more than 30 states because they live in states in which legislatures have passed laws restricting access to abortion. When there is no access, there is no choice.

Watch: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion, was issued 41 years ago. Despite consistent public opinion to the contrary, conservatives and the religious right have patiently and relentlessly campaigned against it for decades. And recently, their efforts are finding some success.

Fighting Back Against 'Hobby Lobby'

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 07.18.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement are being threatened by a radical right wing that seeks to roll back the progress we've made.

Working Hard to Get the World We Want: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights After 2015

Katja Iversen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

Imagine a world where no woman dies giving life, where unwanted pregnancies are a thing of the past, where every girl is able to attend school and receive a quality education, and where everybody -- including girls and women -- can exercise their rights and have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Should Abortion Be 'Rare?'

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Make abortion rare! By supporting universal contraceptive coverage. By supporting Planned Parenthood. By expanding education. By reducing unplanned pregnancies in all ways that empower women and reduce violence against women.

Right-to-Lifers Are Hypocrites -- And Here's Why

Mark Olmsted | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

It's not the right of the fetus to life that really drives them. It is their belief that woman who have sex for pleasure should bear the "consequences" of their decision. The hostility is tangible -- I have the hate-tweets to prove it.

World Population Could Almost Quadruple By 2100 If Access To Contraception Doesn't Improve

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact

World population levels could soar to explosive heights if contraception doesn’t become readily available to women in developing countries. Frida...

The Story Behind the Numbers on World Population Day

Purnima Mane | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Purnima Mane

While these numbers are still high and have major global impact, I urge us not to lose sight of the fact that each country is faced with its own unique set of population challenges and opportunities.

Women of America, Beware! SCOTUS Wants to Party Like It's 1969

Nancy Howell Lee | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Nancy Howell Lee

The hate-filled vehemence of the anti-abortion forces has continued without cease and, if anything, grown in vehemence.

Supreme Court to Women: Father Knows Best

Nan Aron | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

These three decisions, taken together, are an assault on the rights, health, and economic well-being of women in every corner of this country. But they are also a challenge to President Obama, to Congress, to the political system, and to the American people to take the action necessary to undo the damage.

The Doctrine of Corporate Separateness: Why the Hobby Lobby Decision Is an Absolute Farce

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Because corporations exist in order to put up a barrier between a business and its owners, that means that the religious liberty of the owners cannot be violated by anything the corporation is compelled, by law, to do.

Addressing a World of Inequities on World Population Day

Pamela Barnes | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Some see WPD as a day to focus on the population "boom," or overpopulation, but ultimately this just distracts people from a universal truth: If women and girls can access contraception, they are more likely to finish school, they will have fewer children by choice, and they are more likely to prosper.

In 2014, Still Not Independence Day for Women

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Irene Monroe

America's need to showcase her indomitable spirit of heroism this July 4th celebration arrives mired by the two recent Supreme Court -- both highlighting a "war against women."

Barefoot and Pregnant: The Supreme Court and the War on Women

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Taking away control from women is the point, not religious freedom. The goal of this conservative war on women, being facilitated now by the U.S. Supreme Court, is, in fact, doing away with women's control of their reproductive and thus their economic lives.

Hobby Lobby, 1 - Women, 0

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

It is hard not to despair. A woman entering a clinic for personal health care now must wade through potential hordes of obnoxious strangers getting i...

A Right to Contraception Without Access Is a Disaster for the Black Community

Renee Bracey Sherman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Renee Bracey Sherman

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, likely affecting access to contraception for millions of women across the country.

Hobby Lobby Employees Band Together to Craft Homemade Birth Control

Reductress | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

After the landmark ruling denying employees of Hobby Lobby access to contraception, several employees have banded together to pool their skills and ...

The "Real" Message of the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Decision

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey P. Colin

As women's and reproductive rights advocates bemoan the supreme court's decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case, there is an aspect of this decision that is being missed by those who are most critical of the decision: the decision is more a statement on worker's rights.

Seth Rogen Calls Hobby Lobby And Supreme Court Justices 'A**holes'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Actor Seth Rogen is not happy at all with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Monday that said closely held corporations are not legally bound to pro...

Don't Take Birth Control Options Away From Moms -- The U.S. Supreme Court Is Wrong on Hobby Lobby

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Reliable birth control that permits women to manage how many children to have, and when to have them, has been nothing short of revolutionary -- not just for women and mothers, but for our country as a whole.

Politicians React To Hobby Lobby Decision

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Numerous politicians reacted on Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The Court, in a 5-4 decision, ru...

Sex and the Constitution: Why Lawyers Aren't Asking the Right Questions

Mark Olmsted | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

If the right to get married -- though not specifically mentioned by the founding fathers -- is deemed fundamental to unfettered human experience, wouldn't the same argument be made in regards to physical intimacy?

Chris Christie, Anais Nin and the Enforcement of Motherhood

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

What do New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and writer Anais Nin have in common? Not a whole lot, Christie would probably say. But a case can be made for their similar positions on one major issue: the importance of motherhood.