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Reproductive Rights

Thousands To Brave Cold For Abortion Protest

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of abortion opponents are facing wind chills in the single digits to rally and march on Capitol Hill to protest legalize...

Obama Reaffirms Commitment To Reproductive Freedom

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion by reaffirming his ad...

The Threat to Reproductive Health Care -- Part 1

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

As we observe the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision, it's vital to remember that every woman has the right to have the children she wants, raise the children she has, plan her own family and make her own health care decisions. That means women must have the social, economic and political power to pursue their goals.

Whoa, Sarah Silverman Went There

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Sarah Silverman has seen her share of controversies -- after all, her no-holds-barred style, coupled with her wit, intelligence and sweetness, has bee...

What Sexual Reproductive Health Is Like In Some Of The Biggest Slums Worldwide

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Free contraceptives, progressive legislation, text messages, mobile reproductive health services and community-based outreach--these are just some of the ways cities are transforming urban approaches to family planning.

Women vs. the Catholic Church Round 2: Whose Rights Was the Constitution Written to Protect?

Marilyn Katz | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Marilyn Katz

Millions of women work for, go to school at or have spouses that work at or use Catholic social services, hospitals, universities and schools. It is these millions, not the dubious rights of institutions, that are intended by and should be upheld by the Supreme Court.

A Resolution for 2014: Eliminating Health Care Inequality

Alexander Sanger | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Alexander Sanger

Latin America seems to be doing well at first glance: maternal and child mortality numbers have dropped, contraceptive use is up and abortion was even legalized in Mexico City in 2011. But as a public health professional in the region with a focus on the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents, I'm not so quick to celebrate these victories

Reproductive Rights Today: Still Not Safe

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Amelia Shroyer

Why aren't we critical of men's sexuality in the same way we constantly scrutinize and blame women?

America Scores Embarrassingly Low In This Key Health Category

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

This week, the Population Institute released their annual State of Reproductive Health And Rights report card. And most of America really isn't doing ...

Another New Year -- And One More Chance to Choose the World We Want

Mariela Castro Espín | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Mariela Castro Espín

I joined the UN High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Development to help make sure sexual and reproductive rights are specifically addressed in the UN's Post-2015 Development Agenda, and that the rights of women and young people receive the priority they deserve.

Beyonce or Poverty: Which One Will Matter to Women 50 Years from Now?

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
C. Nicole Mason

Although women have made tremendous gains in terms of labor force participation, access to higher education and hold more high profile positions in government and corporations than any time other time in our nation's history, they still remain at the bottom of the economic totem pole. The question is why?

The Still Uncertain State of Reproductive Health in America

Robert Walker | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Robert Walker

This week the Population Institute released its second annual report card on reproductive health and rights in the US, and the results were not encouraging. Thirteen states received a failing grade, and the US as a whole received a "C-" for the second year in a row.

Jason Linkins

Where Did Chuck Todd Get The Idea That Ron And Rand Paul Favor Women's Rights?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

People be toking in Colorado, and "Meet The Press" is on it! Tepidly, anyway, judging by this weekend's panel. During a brief discussion Sunday of ...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Women's Rights in 2013

Alexander Sanger | Posted 03.01.2014 | Women
Alexander Sanger

When it came to women's rights, there was indeed ugliness. Despite these setbacks, there is reason for hope. Here's my wrap-up of the top five wins for sexual and reproductive rights in 2013.

What if Mary Did Not Have a Choice?

Gabriella Lettini, Ph.D. | Posted 02.13.2014 | Religion
Gabriella Lettini, Ph.D.

Advent is about the choice to nurture a world reflective of divine justice and individual choice. To participate in a challenge to oppressive powers. Mary chose to participate, to nurture a force pushing against her experience of an occupying empire and furthering equality among peoples.

Jon Ward

Republican Senate Candidates Train To Improve Pitch To Women Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican House of Representatives candidates aren't the only ones training to better communicate with women voters. GOP candidates fo...

What Happens When We Don't Need Women's Bodies for Gestation?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Feminists in many disciplines have extensively considered what ectogenesis could mean for women's rights, the structure of the family, class, race and society. What does it mean to sever human "birth" from the human body

On New Abortion Restrictions, Michigan Legislature Should Let the Voters Decide

Lori Lamerand | Posted 02.02.2014 | Detroit
Lori Lamerand

Last December, the state legislature used the lame duck session to shove through wildly unpopular restrictions on women's health care. Now, as December rolls back around, here comes another dangerous and deeply unpopular measure: A ban on private abortion insurance coverage.

Common Cause Unites Women, LGBT and Immigrant Rights Leaders

Elena Shore | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Elena Shore

Eddy Arias didn't know he was undocumented when he came to the United States at the age of 14. That didn't stop immigration authorities from detaining Arias two years ago, during a routine traffic stop.

A Woman's Health Care Decisions Should Be in Her Own Hands, Not Her Boss's

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

No corporate entity should be in position to limit women's legal access to care, or to seize a controlling interest over the health care choices of women.

Mobilizing Towards Reproductive Justice?

Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland

This week the Supreme Court blocked an emergency application to overturn a recent law that will close one-third of abortion clinics in Texas. This law is already affecting the lives of thousands of women by denying them access to safe terminations.

A Free #BirthControl Generation, Thanks to the ACA

Clare Coleman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Clare Coleman

With all eyes on the Supreme Court this week, birth control and its coverage as a preventive benefit for women without a co-pay will once again take center stage in the national conversation.

Talking Reproductive Justice and Feminism With Young Lakota's Sunny Clifford

Sara Alcid | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Sara Alcid

Making its public premiere this week on PBS's Independent Lens, the documentary film Young Lakota weaves together the stories of Lakota youth in South Dakota in the wake of an impending state-wide abortion ban.

Sharing Stories, Making Policy, Changing Lives

Karen Middleton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Denver
Karen Middleton

It is so important that we change the conversation to tell our stories and to understand why these stories matter, to us personally, to health care policy, and to Colorado.

Tough News From Texas -- But the Fight Is Far From Over

Cecile Richards | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Access to reproductive health care should never depend on your zip code -- and from statehouses to courthouses to the ballot box, we are going to continue the fight to make sure it doesn't.