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What Animal Are the Women You Know Most Like?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Last week, Republican state representative Todd Akin used a dog comparison to describe his opponent Claire McCaskill. Akin just can't seem to decide w...

Anti-Choice Extremists Will Be Welcomed During a Romney Presidency

Nancy Keenan | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has made efforts to stay away from all of the callous and outrageous comments made by his anti-choice allies. Should he win, it's likely Romney could give these anti-choice extremists a seat at the table. Who are these extremists?

Hey Anti-Choicers: Coercion Is Always Wrong

John Seager | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
John Seager

Thank goodness Mississippi voters -- as have voters in every other state where this issue has appeared on the ballot -- put the rights of women above the "rights" of fertilized eggs. But how soon until a state does restrict birth control?

Influential Women Speak Out on the Election

Marianne Schnall | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Marianne Schnall

I posed the following question to some of the most influential women of our time, "What message would you most want to get out to women about the upcoming election?" Here are their inspiring answers.

Despicable: Mourdock, Walsh and Akin

Merle Hoffman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Merle Hoffman

Now, the decision to have an abortion when faced with a life-threatening pre-pregnancy condition is a hard choice. Under President Romney, there would be no choice.

Fey On Reproductive Rights: 'I'm Gonna Lose My Mind'

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 12.25.2012 | Comedy

Wednesday night, Tina Fey spoke at the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala in New York City, and she had some choice words for Rep. Todd Aki...

Obama and Women as Tactical Weapons

Nina Burleigh | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

The Bombshell loves O. Like so many other American women who helped elect him in '08, I adore that great, always-ticking political brain. I love his h...

Do the Candidates Really Care About Abortion and a Woman's Undue Burden?

Anu Kumar | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Anu Kumar

I keep waiting for a candidate to actually talk about the lifesaving significance of safe, legal, accessible abortion. But what I hear instead are scripted responses that completely and carefully ignore the messy reality of women's lives.

Binders in the Back Alley

Stephanie Safdi | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Safdi

To understand exactly how extreme the Romney abortion plan is, it helps to look at it alongside the abortion law regimes around the world.

Romney's Full of It -- Binders Full of It

Arshad Hasan | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

Women have a lot to lose if Mitt Romney is elected but you'd never know it by listening to him talk to undecided voters.

5 Reasons Why Romney's Binders Full of Women Are Really Important

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The quick-witted denizens of the ether have gone to town with Mitt's office supplies. I've heard all kinds of explanations for why this is all just liberal media spin. But, actually, there are many reasons why this meme is legitimate and not just a silly Internet trope.

'Daddy, Did You Really Trade My Reproductive Rights for a Tax Cut?'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

Decades from now, if the Republicans have their way, I can picture daughters of Republicans bluntly asking their fathers: "You traded my reproductive freedom for... a tax cut?"

My Abortion Was Different: Why Women Shame and Blame Each Other

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

We've all heard stories, apocryphal or not, of women who picket family planning clinics and then cross the line when they find themselves with a probl...

9 Clues That Reproductive Policy Is Economic Policy

Valerie Tarico | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

Conservatives who want to restrict access to contraception, abortion and other reproductive health care are putting ideology ahead of compassion and equality. But they are also putting ideology ahead of America's economic well being

The Real Mitt Romney

Terry O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Bully, lie, manipulate, threaten. Mitt Romney believes these tactics will get him what he wants. But I believe in the good sense of women voters throughout the country.

Is it Your Body or Not? Draw The Line, People

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

If a person cannot control her own reproduction, well, really what can she control? What good are all your other rights if your right to control your own body and reproduction is denied? How else do you think we are ever going to deal pervasive gender inequities in the business world?

Romney Grabs a Lifeboat

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

What matters more? What Romney said, or what Obama didn't? ...

Laura Bassett

New 'Bill Of Reproductive Rights' Campaign Attracts A-List Celebrities

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization, launched a new kind of campaign Tuesday that asks American voters to sign a ...

Maine Women Flex Voting Muscle in Key U.S. Senatorial Race

Kathie McClure | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Kathie McClure

Unlike poor Jim Lehrer in the Obama-Romney debate, moderator Anne Schink brooked no misbehavior from five candidates vying for Olympia Snowe's open Senate seat at the Maine Women's Policy Center's Forum on issues affecting Maine's women and girls.

A Bill to Make Bosses Less Mean to Pregnant Women

Michelle Chen | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Many workplaces still make women bear the brunt of the cost of childbearing. So next time you graciously offer your bus seat to a pregnant woman, just think about how our politicians fail to stand up for the labor rights of those who do the work of bringing us into the world.

To Vote or Not to Vote? Why is that Even a Question?

Claire Amber | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Claire Amber

Though it may seem like ages ago, let's remember our history. Let's remember that women, African Americans and immigrants were all shut out of the voting polls, at one point in time.

It's Open Season on Women's Reproductive Health Care

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

Decisions about women's reproductive health are personal. And they need to stay that way.

Rock Your Slut Vote and Other Tips From My Interview With Kimberley Johnson

Christine Bronstein | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Christine Bronstein

"If every women was aware of the literally thousands of bills targeting women's rights, I predict this election would be a landslide Obama victory," Rock The Slut Vote spokesperson Kimberley A. Johnson told me.

Kathleen Turner's Voice Could Save Your Life...

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

... and I don't mean the sultry, breathy, whiskey-and-cigs, sex-goddess reverberations that generated seismic body heat, romanced the stone and enamor...

Should Sex Selection of Embryos Be Regulated in the United States?

Jasmeet Sidhu | Posted 09.14.2012 | Science
Jasmeet Sidhu

Many expectant parents often joke about having a gender preference for their as yet unborn child: a boy, perhaps, to go to baseball games with dad, or a girl, to one day see her in a wedding dress. But what if those preferences could become a choice?