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Reproductive Rights

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

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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.

Texans Are Still Standing

Candice Russell | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Candice Russell

It's been almost a year since the day Wendy Davis arrived on the senate floor in her now famous pink sneakers to bravely filibuster a bill that if passed would have huge implications on reproductive health care in the state of Texas.

The Dawn of the IUD: Why is America So Far Behind?

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

These stats raise questions about everything from sex education and the correct use of contraception to reproductive rights and population problems.

On Making Abortion Go Away

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

Abortion opponents can make it impossible, unthinkable, illegal; they cannot make it a thing of the past. Because women desperate to end unwanted pregnancies will always, always, always find ways to do so. Some of them, as is already happening, will die trying

The Women of Texas -- Part 2 of a Series

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Arcelia Hurtado

The politically motivated attacks on the reproductive health of vulnerable women in rural South Texas must stop. But they will not unless everyone cares enough to act: gay, straight, blue or red.

Dropping the Pretext: North Dakota Takes a Frontal Attack on Roe v. Wade

Nancy Northup | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
Nancy Northup

Last March, North Dakota enacted a blatantly unconstitutional and downright archaic law completely banning abortions very early in the first trimester, before many women will even know they are pregnant.

Remembering Dr. Tiller

Colleen Crinion | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Colleen Crinion

I remember where I was when NPR reported the news on the radio. I was stunned, pulled out of whatever I had been doing and into a new time, an uncertainty. Something had shifted.

The Catholic War on Women

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Dennis Trainor

Kelly Carlin and Katie Klabusich join Dennis this week on Acronym TV. Kelly Carlin frames her experience of being a woman in the current cultural and...

mFistula: A Mobile-Based Film and Advocacy Initiative to Help End Obstetric Fistula

Lisa Russell | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Lisa Russell

Regardless of the location, there are countless fistula stories about women who live in extremely remote areas or are too poor to afford the transportation to a facility where free services are available. They are left living their entire lives in physical and social discomfort.

Anti-Abortion Laws Spread In South

The New York Times | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana State Legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that could force three of the state’s five abortion clinics to close...

Energizing the 70 Percent

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

If you're poor, down on your luck, living in a remote or impoverished area, and you want or need to terminate an unplanned pregnancy? Forget it.

Abortion Waiting Periods Are an Insult to Women

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Do right-wingers believe women need extra time to think about important decisions because they are: a) emotional, b) easily distracted, or c) old-fashioned dumb. Specifically, I'm thinking about what happened this week in the Show Me State.

Two Simple Words: I Decide

Alexander Sanger | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Alexander Sanger

At least 200 million women want to avoid pregnancy yet lack access to modern contraception. What would it take to shrink this number to zero? A mere $8.1 billion -- or about 1 percent of what Americans spent during the 2013 holidays.

Faith Leaders Call Upon Obama To Include Abortion Access In Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion

Over thirty leaders of faith-based groups across the U.S. called on President Obama to ensure safe access to abortion services worldwide as part of U....

About Honesty in Women's Health...

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Fran Moreland Johns

A small victory for reproductive justice: Google recently removed deceptive "crisis pregnancy centers" ads that come up when users look for abortion services.

Abortion, Like Contraception, Is Essential Health Care That Saves Lives

Terry O'Neill | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

From a public health point of view, abortion care, no less than contraception, is an essential measure to prevent the heartbreak of infant mortality, and to prevent another tragedy as well -- maternal death.