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Jason Linkins

Indiana Lawmaker Will Close The Rape Loophole In Abortion Law, Because Of All The Women Pretending To Be Rape Survivors

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

The ministrations of lawmakers who seem to believe women are chattel roll on, today to the Indiana State legislature.

Is Locking Up Pregnant Women the New Cure for State Financial Woes and Mental Health Problems?

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

When a person suffering from mental illness happens to be a pregnant woman, she does not lose her right to be treated like other human beings experiencing the same problems.

Dear GOP, Get Your Hands Off My Body

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

You are all the time saying that we should have more limited government. Don't you see any contradiction in telling me what to do with my body, which is the only thing I can truly call my own?

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.

Jason Linkins

Arizona Legislators Pass Paranoid Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Arizona Senate has passed a new bill limiting abortion rights, and, since this is the Arizona Senate we're talking about, you just know that it's not incoherent and vaguely paranoid at all! Basically, the bill is rooted in the brand-new varietal of anti-Planned Parenthood paranoia, in which the organization stands accused of culpability in a massive scheme to commit in-utero genocide. As in other recent cases of abortion law fearmongering, supporters of this bill cannot actually point to such an epidemic that's actually happening. But they try their best all the same!

How Women Became Citizens (Hint: It Didn't Happen Overnight!)

Ellen Chesler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Chesler

We women must either speak up more passionately and reclaim our own historical agency by overturning recent injustices, or we condemn our daughters to refight the very battles we once had every reason to think we had won.

Join the Coalition to Stop the War on American Women

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Maybe they didn't hear us the first time. Republican leaders passed a budget so backwards and unacceptable to women and families that women in the S...

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.