iOS app Android app

Right to Choose

Beyond Single-Issue Politics on the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade: Young Reproductive Rights Activists Are Social Justice Activists

Kelley Robinson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Kelley Robinson

This fight isn't about being "pro-choice" or "pro-life." Those outdated labels don't come close to defining who we are or the complexity of this issue. Instead of talking about what divides us, let's talk about what the majority of us agree on: that women's health care decisions should be left to a woman and her doctor.

Coercion, not Consent

John Culhane | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
John Culhane

The Supreme Court needs to step in to declare that any physically invasive procedures that aren't independently justified constitute an "undue burden" on a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.

When Roe vs. Wade Is Overturned, This Is What Will Happen...

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

It doesn't take a prognosticator to conjure the various scenarios pregnant women who wish to terminate their pregnancy will consider when Roe vs. Wade is overturned and safe abortions become illegal.

When Pro-Life Isn't

Anjali Sareen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anjali Sareen

How can conservative Republicans claim to be pro-life when their purported concern for the individual life ends immediately at birth?

Elizabeth Warren Is the Democrats' Pride, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock Are the Republicans' Shame

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Elizabeth Warren is one of the most exciting and uplifting Democratic candidates in many years. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock will leave a different legacy in this election: They dramatize the Republican problem with women, and the Republican problem with rape.

War on Women Becomes Law of the Land if Romney Chooses the Supreme Court

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Heaven help justice in America if Mitt Romney is given the power to turn the Supreme Court of the United States into his great gift to the far right of the Republican party.

U.S. Servicewomen Left Out of Rape Exception

Rep. Susan A. Davis | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Susan A. Davis

While a ban currently exists on abortion coverage in federal insurance programs, within these plans there is an exception for rape survivors. Women in the military, who put their lives on the line every day for our freedom, are not covered under their military health coverage if their pregnancy is the result of rape.

Why Gay Marriage and Women's Rights Are Critical for the Elections

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The presidential elections of 2012 are understandably all about the economy. But human rights are not a luxury that we can afford to forget about at times of crisis, but a necessary foundation of a prosperous society.

The Larger Point

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The whole environment surrounding a woman's right to access a safe, legal abortion is premised on the assumption that women are not capable of making their own moral, religious, and ethical decisions without the intrusion and supervision of the government.

Contraception -- It's 2012 and Men Still Decide?

Cynthia Kounaris | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Kounaris

Do men want every sexual encounter to end in a pregnancy -- their own or those of their daughters, their sons, their wives... or their mistresses? That seems very illogical to me. So, I have to draw the conclusion that there are many, many men who are for contraception.

Laura Bassett

Obama Presents Dramatically Different Stance On Abortion From Republican Rivals'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

Drawing a stark contrast between himself and the Republican presidential candidates on the issue of women's reproductive rights, President Barack Obam...

Roe v. Wade at 39 - An Interview With Sarah Weddington

Martha Burk | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

The case was argued by a 27-year-old female lawyer from Texas -- Sarah Weddington. Female lawyers were so rare in those days that the Supreme Court lawyers' lounge didn't even have a ladies room. There were no female judges. Weddington faced a wall of older men.

Her Service and Sacrifice Demand Fairness and Equal Treatment From Congress

Gale S. Pollock | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Gale S. Pollock

As divisive as the question of abortion has become, an overwhelming majority of Americans have the grace and empathy, in the face of violent sexual assault, to allow a woman to make the decision that is best for her and her family. Why haven't members of Congress done the same?

Americans' #1 Priority: Abortion?

Rep. Nita Lowey | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women
Rep. Nita Lowey

At a time when the federal government should be focused like a laser beam on job-creating investments and targeted tax relief, the majority takes a pass. They choose instead to rehash standard attacks on women's health.

Fetal Attraction: A Conservative Constitutional Conundrum

Laura Swisher | Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices
Laura Swisher

Maybe it's time to speak to conservatives in a language they understand: free marketism. To that end, I recently had my womb incorporated, which means it shouldn't be subject to any tedious governmental regulations.

Rick Perry's Texas

James Moore | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
James Moore

Texans have always been slightly deranged in terms of their politics but we are now almost certifiable with our continued election of Rick Perry.

Buffets and Bears: The Art of Making Choices

Trish Kinney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

Choosing well is not always easy. And there is enormous pressure by society to choose a certain way, especially where fantastically complex family relationships are concerned.

Sarah Palin Playing the Blame Game: Missed it by One R

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

For those of you who have already forgotten the nightmare called Sarah Palin, let us review a few basic facts about this walking political abomination.

Mocking Women's Health and Losing Their Votes (with "Air Quotes")

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

The same woman who wants a president to address the difficulty of paying to put gas in the car while other bills pile up also wants a president who respects her ability to make personal decisions.

Levi Johnston Is a F---in' Redneck Genius

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

McCAIN: So, is this the Impregnator? LEVI: Impregnawhat? I'm just a fuckin' redneck. Dude, how old are you again? Like, 126 years old? You...