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Reproductive Rights

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.

Baltimore Becomes First City in US to Require Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Admit They Don't Provide Abortion

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reproductive Justice

A new law took effect earlier this year in Baltimore compelling Christian pregnancy ministries to post signs that say that they do not provide or refer for birth control or abortion.

Oklahoma -- Not OK

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

Misogyny and racism are twins. While they have different targets, they arise out of the same deep psychological deformation: fear of the hater's own inadequacy.

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to...

Punishing the Victim in the Yucatan

Anu Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anu Kumar

In Mexico and throughout North and South America, the story of a little girl who was allegedly attacked by her stepfather is capturing headlines, and once again reviving a debate over abortion.

Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan: A Way Forward

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Afghanistan is now ranked second worst in the world when it comes to maternal mortality. But there is hope on the horizon.

Despite Global Improvements, Pregnant Women Dying Needlessly in New York

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Chen

While the epidemic of maternal and child mortality in poor countries seems to have ebbed--in part thanks to Washington's international assistance -- there's been no such progress closer to home.