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Reproductive Rights

Putting A Speed Limit On Change

Dr. Joe Wenke | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Joe Wenke

Some people are arguing that the movement toward marriage equality is going too quickly. They say that it would be better to go more slowly in granting same-sex couples the right to marry. Should we go slowly in ensuring freedom and equality for all people because it will upset bigots?

Dem Blasts 'Taliban-Like Philosophies' Of GOP Colleagues

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

The rhetoric surrounding a debate over abortion rights in Kansas heated up on Monday, when state Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City) accused his GOP coll...

The Flawed Logic of Prenatal Discrimination

Dov Fox | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Dov Fox

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in the same-sex marriage cases, North Dakota enacted three of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. Two of them are unlike any ever considered by U.S. courts.

The Morality Brigade

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

What people do in their bedrooms shouldn't be the public's business. Women should have rights over their own bodies. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. But what powerful people do in their boardrooms is the public's business.

Make Your Voice Heard on Reproductive Rights

Mark Herring | Posted 05.25.2013 | DC
Mark Herring

Our position is very simple and widely supported outside the extremist circles that dominate our state government: Personal medical decisions should be left to a woman and her doctor. But the laws being pushed by Ken Cuccinelli and his backers reject that fundamental premise.

State Weighs First Abortion Insurance Mandate In United States

AP | JONATHAN KAMINSKY | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

OLYMPIA, Wash. — In 1970, Washington became the first – and remains the only – state in the country to legalize elective abortions b...

Making Anti-Gay Christian-Right Views Law, At Home And Abroad

Rev. Kapya Kaoma | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Kapya Kaoma

Did you know that the Christian-right legal organization responsible for drafting the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriage in the U.S., also supports the criminalization of homosexuality in Kenya and Zimbabwe and has now set its sight on Brazil?

Harsh Anti-Abortion Measure Gives Jolt To The Right

New York Times | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

The adoption by Arkansas last week of the country’s strictest abortion ban — at 12 weeks of pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat is typically detecte...

Dr. Nafis Sadik Talks Women's Rights

Leah Griesmann | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Leah Griesmann

Dr. Nafis Sadik, the first female head of a major United Nations program (UN Population Fund 1987-2000), is the subject of a new biography, Champion o...

GOP Lawmakers Look To Deal Blow To Planned Parenthood

AP | ANDREW DeMILLO | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Not content with enacting the most restrictive abortion law in the country, Arkansas Republicans plan to press the legislative ad...

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

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

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.