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Birth Rights: Helping Expectant Mothers Survive In Indonesia

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Robin Lim wanted to reinvent herself. After suffering the loss of both her sister and her best friend in the same year, she and her husband moved to...

The Republican Attack on Women's Health Goes Global

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

What does a congressperson from Ohio have in common with a 16 year-old sex worker in Cambodia? They're both symbols of the perverse political stalemate in Washington, D.C.

GOP War on Women Goes Global

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

These cuts to basic services benefiting the poor, and particularly poor women, will not reduce the deficit, will not create jobs, and will not improve the future prospects of the United States.

Compromising Funding Is Compromising Women's Lives (VIDEO)

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

By Jasmine Burnett, Regional Coordinator for SisterSong Women Of Color Reproductive Justice Collective The Planned Parenthood New York March for Wome...

International Women's Day: Hold the Champagne

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

A year ago, the U.S. was in a position of global leadership on women's issues. What a difference a year makes. Congress -- or at least the U.S. House of Representatives -- is in full retreat.

City Council Passes Bill To Curb Deceptive Anti-Abortion Tactics

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Pregnancy counseling centers, including those run by anti-abortion groups attempting to dissuade women from ending their pregnancies,...

Jason Linkins

The Nationwide Effort To Restrict Reproductive Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As has been noted here and elsewhere, 2011 has seen a nationwide resurgence in the effort to curtail women's reproductive rights. I know! It's almost...

WATCH: Planned Parenthood Is Your Friend

Erin Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

Planned Parenthood, thanks for giving me affordable birth control so I could sleep with dudes who are really good at sex but who would make horrible f...

Apoplectic About Abortion: One Clergy Woman's Emotional Roller Coaster

Donna Schaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Donna Schaper

From deep within my apoplexy, I ask: What in the name of God and goodness is Congress thinking? My reluctant and puzzled conclusion: Congress is moralizing about sex.

Legislating Abortion Stigma

Anu Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anu Kumar

Last week, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce heard three "experts" on abortion policy testify on the "Protect Life Act," one of several bills aimed at reducing access to legal abortion services.

Elise Foley

Jackie Speier On Sharing Her Abortion Story: 'It Just Overwhelmed Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jackie Speier listened to debate on the House floor on Thursday evening as a Republican Rep. Chris Smith read a long, detailed desc...

The Fight to Save Family Planning

Robert Walker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Walker

In a world beset by a growing tide of hunger, severe poverty, and social unrest, does it really make sense to cut international family planning assistance? Of course not.

The Spectrum Of Speculation About Planned Parenthood: Rep. Mike Pence And The Mormon Woman

Rev. Tom Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Tom Davis

Two wildly contrasting views of Planned Parenthood have surfaced in recent weeks.

On Abortion: Overturn Hyde

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Half of all pregnancies are unplanned. At least a third of U.S. women have abortions. Polls show that the majority of Americans -- over 60% by any mea...

Republicans Renew War on Women

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The new Republican House majority has proposed savage restrictions of women's reproductive rights, another brutal attack in the three-decades-old Republican war on women.

GOP Budget Wars on Reproductive Health

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

The GOP's mantra has long been that there is too much government involvement in our lives. So how do they square that with telling a woman who has been raped that maybe her rape just wasn't violent enough to warrant an abortion?

GOP Dials Back the Clock on Progress for Women

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

It is troubling to see lawmakers who champion limited government in every other circumstance become the champions of government overreach when it comes to a woman's choice over her medical options.

Sanctimonious Sanctity

Ian Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Squires

Even if you interpret it from a pro-life perspective, the US Constitution is not the end-all word of God. Or Allah. Or the Pope. Or even Chris Rock.

Saving a Mother's Life: The Case for Abortion

Mary Jo Kilroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Jo Kilroy

I would like to see abortion become rare because women have access to family planning services. But I am worried that Congress will make abortion rare by continuing to whittle away at our rights.

The Ups and Downs of Abortion: Fear, Poverty and Geography Impact Abortion Rates

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

New data helps illuminate the landscape of reproductive rights in the new decade: a complex mix of choice and limitations in health, wealth and geography, all conspire to make a woman's deeply personal decision an intensely political one.

Roe v. Wade v. Silence

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenna Henry Hansen

I live in a country where it is OK to distribute "WANTED" posters that not only display photos of abortion service medical providers, but include their names and addresses.

Abortion, American Culture And The Limits Of Law

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

If abortion were to be banned in all 50 states tomorrow, and nothing else I have described were to change, there would still be hundreds of thousands seeking abortions each year in America.

The Quiet Man Who Wrote Roe v. Wade

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

In a rare interview with a reporter, Harry A. Blackmun spoke publicly for the first time about the controversial decision that continues to roil the political waters 38 years later. I know because I was that reporter.

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...