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Black Philanthropy Month 2013 and Beyond: Support Mother Africa, Revive the Dream

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

In a global economy, there is little time for an "us vs. them" approach to giving. Black Philanthropy today needs New Global Citizens comfortable working with diverse partners to promote social justice wherever there are people in need whether in Detroit, Durban or Port-au-Prince.

Mark Ruffalo Takes A Stand On Abortion

Posted 08.19.2013 | Entertainment

Mark Ruffalo spoke out on reproductive rights this weekend, penning a letter in support of a woman's right to choose. The 45-year-old actor's statemen...

What I Learned Undercover at a Crisis Pregnancy Center

Caitlin Bancroft | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Caitlin Bancroft

I wasn't considering abortion. I wasn't considering adoption, or parenting, or childcare. I wasn't even pregnant, and I definitely wasn't scared -- at least not at first.

A Letter to Men Who Trust Women

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Reproductive health's now center-stage in political debates and legislation. Men really can, should, and do play an important role in all of this.

Another Politically Motivated Investigation of Nonprofits?

Robert Walker | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Robert Walker

Now it's the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that appears to be taking a politically selective look at nonprofits. This time around, however, conservatives are not complaining. Why? Because they are the ones who are pushing GAO to do it.

Celebrate Solutions: Empower Young People, Improve Our World

Janna Oberdorf | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Janna Oberdorf

This International Youth Day, we must continue to invest in young people, and we must do everything we can to empower them with the tools they need to push for change locally, nationally and globally.

Post Abortion-Syndrome: The Solution in Search of a Problem

Sarah Erdreich | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Sarah Erdreich

A recent study from the University of California, San Francisco found that the vast majority of women that had an abortion felt that they had made the right decision.

Russell's Challenge: Keep Women's Rights at Center of U.S. Foreign Policy

Serra Sippel | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Serra Sippel

The elevation of Susan Rice to National Security Adviser, Samantha Power to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Catherine Russell to Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues re-affirms President Obama's declaration that promoting gender equality is "vital to achieving our overall foreign policy objectives."

The New Normal

Diane Russell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Diane Russell

They say "truth is stranger than fiction" and we certainly have some incredible examples as of late, so much so that it makes you wonder if recent headlines weren't actually some bad-on-purpose movie where things like sharknados are actually real.

The Divine Right of Senators

Rev. Tom Davis | Posted 10.05.2013 | Religion
Rev. Tom Davis

As a longtime minister and close student of the history and current status of the abortion issue in America, I can find no instances where these senators have pondered what they would do if they were a woman and legislators ordered them to have medical tests which their doctors said were unnecessary.

The Power of Pissed-Off Women

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Our goal is nothing short of radical inclusiveness, as we work to build an organization, a movement, and a society that values diversity and upholds respect for every single woman and girl, no matter where she comes from, what she looks like, where she works or who she loves.

Women and the New Global Development Agenda

Dawn Laguens | Posted 10.02.2013 | Impact
Dawn Laguens

Where women succeed, communities prosper -- from Texas to Thailand. This is the basic premise that Planned Parenthood and civil society organizations around the world have brought to the table in the global conversation around how best to reduce poverty and foster sustainable development.

Abortion Politics

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It would seem that Republicans would want to adopt strategies that would strengthen their appeal to women -- particularly young women, a group they lost overwhelmingly. But instead they've pursued their war on abortion rights with undiminished vigor.

Judge Ends Battle Over Planned Parenthood Funds

AP | KEN KUSMER | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — A judge on Tuesday made permanent her order barring Indiana from denying Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood clinics, ending the...

One Step Closer to Equity for Peace Corps Volunteers

Debra L. Ness | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Here's a fact that may surprise you: Women who work for the Peace Corps at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and women who volunteer for the Peace Corps and serve overseas receive different health care coverage from the federal government.

What Colombia Can Teach the US About Abortion

Courtenay Strickland | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Courtenay Strickland

You don't have to imagine what it would be like if abortion rights in the U.S. were widely curtailed. All you have to do is look at the countries that currently have restrictive laws. What you will find is that abortion still happens. It's just secret and illegal, and more often than not, highly unsafe.

Judge Delays Enforcement Of Strict Abortion Law

Reuters | Verna Gates | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday delayed until next year the enforcement of Alabama's new abortion law, which tig...

'Pro-Choice Mother' Is Not an Oxymoron

Sarah Erdreich | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Sarah Erdreich

Going through nine months of pregnancy and now raising a child has made me even more pro-choice than I ever thought possible.

WATCH: Latina Texans Face Reproductive Health Crisis

Huffington Post | Posted 07.22.2013 | Latino Voices

With the Texas Senate's passage last week of a controversial bill restricting access to abortion, Latinas are voicing their concerns. Lillian Ortiz, N...

Apple Has Lost Its Mind, Part 2: Woe Is Apple

Pam Murtaugh | Posted 09.17.2013 | Business
Pam Murtaugh

This ode overturns Apple's original, unspoken premise. Its contrived poetry celebrates Apple's past as if it's the path to the future. Woe is Apple.

It's Not About the Ultrasound

Muriel Hogan | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Muriel Hogan

Our clinic might close this week. Wisconsinís new abortion law, Act 37, has been delayed by a temporary restraining order until a hearing July 17. If the law goes into effect, Affiliated Medical Services will close its doors after 30 years as a Milwaukee abortion provider.

Why a Pro-Choice Activist Went to a Crisis Pregnancy Clinic (and What She Found There)

Sarah Erdreich | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
Sarah Erdreich

"Want to go to a crisis pregnancy clinic?" I asked my husband one night during my first trimester of pregnancy. "No," he said flatly. "Why would we?"

Why Plan B Gets an A: When It Comes to Birth Control, More Options Improve Reproductive Choices

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

I believe that more reproductive choice trumps the potential risks of synthetic hormones being available over the counter.

Abortion Back In The Political Spotlight

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — With no immediate hope of overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion, Republicans around the country are increa...

Jennifer Bendery

Texas Dems Ready For Next Round In Abortion Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- State Democratic lawmakers put up a fight, but they knew in the end they couldn't stop Republicans from pushing through a controversi...