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Reproductive Rights

Delivering America's Promise to Women Who Are Raped in War and Conflict

Serra Sippel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Serra Sippel

A woman's right to dignity and bodily integrity is violated when she is raped in war and torture. Women must have access to services that may restore -- if only slightly -- her health and bodily integrity.

Pope To Be Named Later: Authority, Leader Or Both?

Rev. Marie Siroky | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Rev. Marie Siroky

It is time the Conclave of Cardinals action is one that displays leadership, not authority. It is time they acknowledge the leaders they already have for the faithful.

State's Lone Abortion Clinic Set For Big Hearing

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's only abortion clinic says it is scheduled for an April 18 license revocation hearing before the state Department ...

Abortion Wars Revived in Alaska Legislature

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
AlaskaDispatch.com

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Some Alaska legislators think they, not doctors, should be the ones to decide when an abortion is medically necessary. And they'll b...

Why It Matters to Me and to 220 Million Women

Pamela Barnes | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Reproductive rights are human rights. The right to decide whether to have children, how many to have, and when to have them is a core human right for women everywhere, and having the option of a full range of contraceptive methods ensures that this right can be upheld.

Abortion: The Ultimate Trump Card in House of Cards

Merle Hoffman | Posted 04.14.2013 | TV
Merle Hoffman

By watching the series to the end, as we each have done over one snowy weekend, we have found the real Big Lie. Abortion. The truth is, that there is absolutely no scientifically proven causal relationship between multiple abortions and infertility.

Jason Linkins

Reminder: Contraceptive Care Plays A Role In A Wide Range Of Positive Health Outcomes For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

Lizzie O'Leary -- late of CNN, current freelancer for National Public Radio -- is a friend of mine who has been fighting chronic endometriosis, as wel...

John Celock

'Ultraconservative Utopia' Prepares For Abortion Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

With the introduction of strict new anti-abortion bills nearing in Topeka, Kan., pro-abortion rights college students descended on the state capitol M...

'Big C:' Why Is Control Only Bad When Applied to Guns?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

What is it about politics in our country that makes it so easy for our leaders to decide which issues they will decide for us and which they should leave alone?

New York Must Lead the Way to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 03.27.2013 | New York
Christine C. Quinn

It seems unbelievable that 40 years after Roe v. Wade, we're still fighting for a woman's right to choose.

Jason Linkins

Ladies, The National Review Has Got The Perfect Gun For All Your Needs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

I think that if the Atlantic gets to run what amounts to advertorial content about the Church of Scientology, it's only natural that the National Revi...

Towards Universal Access for Reproductive Health in the Philippines

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

A new law that went into force on January 16 in the Philippines requires the government to meet the unmet need for voluntary family planning information and supplies, especially for the country's poorest people and marginalized groups.

Promoting Public-Private Partnerships to Improve Women's Health

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

At the center of our global health partnerships are strategies and innovations to prevent the needless deaths of women and families, whether from childbirth, HIV/AIDS, malaria, infection or cervical cancer.

The New Roe

Kierra Johnson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Kierra Johnson

The more I sit and consider what the Roe v. Wade decision means at 40 years, the more I am sure that it actually means the same thing now as it did then. The question isn't what does Roe mean at 40. The question is who is the new Roe?

Fulfilling the Promise of Roe v. Wade: Let's Start With the President's Budget

Emily Spitzer | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

Every year, Congress uses the annual budget process to deny women access to a critical reproductive health service -- abortion. We must allow medical standards of care -- and not politics -- to dictate coverage once again.

On the 40th Anniversary of Roe: My Daughter, Her Choices

Jenni Levy | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Jenni Levy

If you meet me, don't assume that I see adoption as a "solution" to abortion. Don't assume that becoming an adoptive parent changed my pro-choice position. Don't assume that just because I have a daughter, I think I'm entitled to control her body.

We Have Always Resisted

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

Provided that reproductive justice is indeed about all women having the right to make healthy and informed decisions about their bodies, advocates who continue to ignore the historical contributions of trans women of color are complicit in reproducing the very oppressions the movement seeks to destroy.

Exploring The Legacies Of Roe And Lawrence

Douglas NeJaime | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Douglas NeJaime

This year marks the anniversary of two powerhouse decisions of the Supreme Court: Roe v. Wade, in which a woman's right to have an abortion was established 40 years ago, and Lawrence v. Texas, which held 10 years ago that laws prohibiting same-sex sexual conduct are unconstitutional.

Roe and Religion

Sally Steenland | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

In the years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion in its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, clergy were among the staunchest supporters of women seeking an abortion.

The Fight for Women's Reproductive Rights Can't Just Be About Winning or Losing the Abortion War

Nancy Northup | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Nancy Northup

It is certainly fair enough to suggest that we could do better at organizing around these issues, at collaborating within the movement, at reaching out to those who might be inclined to support a broader vision of what reproductive rights and justice means.

Abortion as a Blessing, Grace, or Gift -- Changing the Conversation About Moral Values

Valerie Tarico | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

How can we reclaim the moral high ground in the debate about abortion as a part of thoughtful, wise loving and living? Most Americans think of child...

New Study Reveals the Impact of Post-Roe v Wade Anti-Abortion and 'Pro-Life' Measures

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

The cases documented in our study, as well as recent cases, make clear that, 40 years after Roe v. Wade was decided, far more is at stake than abortion or women's reproductive rights.

The 'New Jane Crow' and American Women's Civil Rights

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The creep of personhood results in laws and actions that take away women's constitutional personhood. There is no (gender-neutral) way to extend personhood rights to fertilized eggs without depriving women of the same rights.

Time to End the War on Contraception

Robert Walker | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Walker

There should be, and always will be, issues that divide the nation, but contraception should not be one of them. Not even close. If ever there was an issue that should unite people on both sides of the aisle, family planning has to be it.

My Guns Are Less Regulated Than My Uterus

Shannyn Moore | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

In Alaska, many of us need guns to fill our freezers, but if you need a 30-round clip you're a pretty poor hunter. If you are hoarding automatic (yes, they are legal) or semi-automatic weapons, you need Viagra.