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Reproductive Rights

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...

Does Rick Perry Want To Control Your Vagina?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.12.2013 | Comedy

Rick Perry has made it clear that he fancies himself quite the expert on what women should do with their vaginas, as he and his fellow Republican legi...

Jennifer Bendery

Jane Nelson, Texas GOP Senator: Abortion Bill Isn't A 'War On Women, I'm A Woman!'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- It's been a long week for Texas state Sen. Jane Nelson. As Republican chairwoman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee...

Bad All Around: Attacks on Women in NC

Anu Kumar | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Anu Kumar

If we really want to improve women's health and reduce the abortion rate, we already know what works: invest in comprehensive sex education in school, ensure that women and girls have easy access to affordable birth control, expand access to health coverage for everyone, and protect access to quality abortion care.

Taking Texas-Sized Steps to End Teen Pregnancy

Pamela Barnes | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Texas has the fourth highest teenage pregnancy rate in the United States. Despite these growing numbers, public schools in Texas teach an abstinence-only curriculum, leaving teens without the sexual and reproductive health information they desperately need.

North Carolina, Texas, Colorado: Why Abortion & Reproductive Rights Matter

Karen Middleton | Posted 09.11.2013 | Denver
Karen Middleton

In the coming weeks, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado will be releasing a scorecard of elected officials and their record supporting -- or not -- women's reproductive health care and abortion rights. You should know who stands with you. And who doesn't.

Why the GOP Is Running Into a Political Box Canyon -- And Political Marginality

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

On issue after issue, the GOP has veered far from the mainstream of the American electorate. Worse, they are swimming upstream against a tide of changing demographics.

We Will Not Stand Idly By: Rabbinic Remarks From the Rally at the Texas State Capitol

Rabbi Rachel Kobrin | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kobrin

We stand here today with open hearts, committed to speaking honestly, listening compassionately, struggling deeply, and acting with moral courage. We stand here today and affirm.

Republicans and the Parable of the Boiling Frog

Lori Day | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Lori Day

The GOP has begun to turn up the temperature on the pots of water a bit too quickly, ensuring the frogs will jump out. Watching the gathering protests and escalating anger in Texas, Ohio and North Carolina these past two weeks has given me hope that people are paying more attention.

Schoolhouse Rock Parody Destroys Texas Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.09.2013 | Comedy

As the Texas legislature prepares to vote on a new bill that would massively restrict abortion rights for women across the Lone Star State -- for the ...

Why I Got Arrested for Women's Health

Janet Colm | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Janet Colm

All these issues are connected -- education, health care, prenatal care, unemployment benefits, support for domestic violence services, early education, voting rights -- and access to birth control, accurate sex education, and abortion. This is how we make our state better.