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Reproductive Rights

Dangerous Claims That Abortion Is Genocide

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

The anti-abortion right wing is hard at work trying to drive a wedge into communities of color. A conspiracy theory -- which alleges that abortion amounts to genocide perpetrated by white people on minority communities -- is gathering steam.

This Is Not Your Mother's Reproductive Rights Movement

Julie Burkhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Julie Burkhart

The pro-choice movement in the United States is at a critical crossroads. A new reproductive justice movement is emerging from the hardships endured b...

Weekly Pulse: Egg Salad Surprise! Congress Votes to Clean Up Food Supply

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger It's a Christmas-week miracle! The Senate, in a vote that astonished everyone, brought the Food Safe...

Arizona. Hospital Loses Catholic Status Over Surgery

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

PHOENIX — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix stripped a major hospital of its affiliation with the church Tuesday because of a surgery that e...

Honoring Elizabeth Edwards: Standing With Women And Families

Anu Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Anu Kumar

It's worth acknowledging that what Fred Phelps does is just an extreme example of what society does to women on a daily basis. Any woman who shows independent agency in her childbearing decisions is open to questions and even vilification.

Protect the Reproductive Health of Women in Our Military

Kirsten Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kirsten Moore

It is disconcerting that a woman serving our country would have to make the decision about ending her pregnancy based on where she is deployed, or whether the has the money and ability to fly home.

HIV-Positive Chilean Mothers Claim To Be Forcibly Sterilized, Abused In Hospitals (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As nations around the world commemorate World AIDS Day, a group of HIV-positive women in Chile has come forward with more sobering news, claiming they...

Important Progress, But Also New Challenges, in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Sharon L. Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sharon L. Camp

Fewer people worldwide are getting infected with HIV than 10 years ago, and those who have already contracted the virus are living longer, according t...

Filmmakers Document Late-Term Abortion

Catherine Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Catherine Epstein

Young women and girls who are victims of sexual abuse sometimes don't recognize their own pregnancy--or may feel too ashamed to tell others--before the second or third trimester.

Argentina's Slow Tango With Women's Lives

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marianne Mollmann

Any law that labels abortion a crime, even if it allows for exceptions, in practice makes it complicated, if not impossible, to get access to health- and life-preserving abortions. This is the situation in Argentina.

ACLU: Walgreen's Stores Wouldn't Sell 'Morning After Pill' To Men

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On at least two separate occasions earlier this year, the company denied access to the "morning-after pill" to men who were not accompanied by their f...

Women's Health and Rights: Why US Foreign Policy Matters

Serra Sippel | Posted 06.17.2011 | World
Serra Sippel

Progress on women's sexual and reproductive health and rights has always been vulnerable to political whims. U.S. foreign policy affects women oversea...

Black Church Denounces Anti-Abortion 'Genocide' Lies (VIDEO)

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Reproductive Justice

The black church has the moral authority to confront the outrageous lies about abortion perpetrated by this campaign and to bear witness to the fact that, for women, freedom must include reproductive options.

The Abortion Debate: Open Hearts, Open Minds And Tragedy As A Fair-Minded Word

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

Abortion is a tragedy in and of itself, regardless of whether or not we, as individuals or as a society, feel that it is so.

India Fights Population Boom With Cash Payments To Couples Who Delay Babies

New York Times | JIM YARDLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

...If youth is India's advantage, the sheer size of its population poses looming pressures on resources and presents an enormous challenge for an alre...

Does the U.S. Care about Women? That Depends on Where They Live

Anu Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anu Kumar

The Department of Health determines that contraception is not preventive care for women in the US, but USAID continues to expand access to contraception in the developing world? Talk about a split personality!

What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Office of State Attorney General

Christine Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Bronstein

Until recently I had no idea how much control the Attorney General has over my uterus. As Attorney General, Kamala Harris will make choice a priority in her administration.

Michael Bennet Ad Hits Ken Buck On Reproductive Rights

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

On Friday, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet released his latest campaign commercial, which hits his opponent, Republican Ken Buck for his stances on re...

Gendering the Birthright Citizenship Debate

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Terms like "anchor baby" and "drop and leave" reduce Latina immigrants to the status of breeders and criminals, negating not only their humanity but their right to motherhood as well.

Schodorf's Support of Choice an Example to Follow for GOP Women

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

In the past two decades, I've often found myself asking, "Where are all the pro-choice Republican women?"

Beyond the Christianization of Abortion

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

When it comes to the issue of abortion, we Christians would do very well indeed to acknowledge that virtually everyone agrees that getting an abortion is never a desirable option -- it is a last resort.

Sarah Palin's 'Mama Grizzlies' Don't Speak for Women or GOP

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Since 81% of Americans believe that individuals should have control over their own important life decisions, Palin's staunchly anti-choice beliefs are in direct contradiction of the majority of not just her party, but everyone.

Contrary to the Myth, Abortion is NOT the Most Controversial "Choice" Issue: Words of Caution for Elena Kagan

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

What is the most controversial thing a female candidate can say?
A) I had an extramarital affair.
B) I am gay.
C) I do not want to have children.

Five Things This Feminist Mom Is Grateful for on Mother's Day

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

On the tenth anniversary of being able to celebrate Mother's Day as a mother myself, I've been thinking of some things about babies and children and motherhood for which I am eternally grateful.

Demographics of Abortion: Race, Poverty and Choice

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Now we know that the link between poverty and abortion is deepening, just as state lawmakers are pushing laws to limit access to abortion.