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Roe v Wade Anniversary

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 Those outdated labels don't come close to defining who we are or the complexity of this issue.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.

Laura Bassett

Politicians And The Public Think Differently When It Comes To Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Forty-one years after the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade, two-thirds of the American population believe that decisions on abortion sho...

The Threat to Reproductive Health Care -- Part 1

Terry O'Neill | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

As we observe the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade decision, it's vital to remember that every woman has the right to have the children she wants, raise the children she has, plan her own family and make her own health care decisions. That means women must have the social, economic and political power to pursue their goals.

Commemorating Roe v. Wade

Cecilia Attias | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Cecilia Attias

Last Tuesday, Americans marked an important milestone in their history -- the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973 made abortion legal across the nation.

Women Spoke -- Will Lawmakers Listen?

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

To paraphrase actor-activist Alec Baldwin, you know your country is in trouble when people ask, 'Did the rape guy win?' and you have to respond, 'Which one?' The candidates' offensive and absurd comments should not be laughed off as an aberration.

Abortion Rights Are Pro-life

Leonard Peikoff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Leonard Peikoff

Tragically, the lives of the parents are completely ignored by the anti-abortionists. Yet that is the essential issue. In any conflict it's the actual, living persons who count, not the mere potential of the embryo.

WATCH: Maddow Celebrates Major Anniversary

Posted 01.23.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow honored the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on her Tuesday night show. The MSNBC host sent two of her producers to women's clinics in...

Palin Blasts Obama 'Hypocrisy' On Roe v. Wade Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

As pro-choice advocates and abortion foes alike marked the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling, Sarah Palin criticized President Oba...

States Still Seek To Limit Key Rights

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

Ever since a 40-year-old Supreme Court decision found that abortions are legal in some circumstances, state legislatures across the country have been ...

On The 40th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade

Debra Cooper | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Debra Cooper

40 years ago today the Supreme Court released its 7-2 decision affirming a woman's right to have an abortion. Since then, this right has been upheld...

Denver Archbishop: Abortion Is 'Murder,' 'Always Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.22.2013 | Denver

On the 40th anniversary of historic abortion rights case Roe v. Wade, Denver's new Archbishop, 61-year-old Samuel J. Aquila has released a pastoral le...

Fighting for Our Right to Choose

Wendy Greuel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Wendy Greuel

Roe v. Wade guaranteed our right to choose. It didn't guarantee that this right could be taken for granted. With the attack on choice showing no signs of abating, I believe it will be enormously important for women in visible positions to fight threats to women's health.

Landmark Abortion Rights Plaintiff: 'Abortion Is Something I Don't Believe In'

Posted 01.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Exactly 40 years after the landmark abortion cases that established a woman's right to choose, one of the original plaintiffs joined HuffPost Live to ...

40 Years After Roe v. Wade, Majority Of Americans Believe Abortion Should Be Legal

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, a majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to a new poll conducted by NBC...

Unlike Fashion, Abortion Can't Be Labeled

Nanette Lepore | Posted 03.24.2013 | Style
Nanette Lepore

Over the past few years, more and more Americans have felt less comfortable having their personal beliefs about abortion be put into a box. What does "pro-choice" or "pro-life" even mean? And why can't I be both?

Doc Explores Lives Of Four Late Term Abortion Doctors

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, one documentary at Sundance Film Festival addresses the enduring controversy surrounding abortions. "After Til...

40 Years After Roe: A Doctor's Opinion on the Importance of Protecting Access to Safe and Legal Abortion

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Vanessa Cullins

Roe v. Wade has had a huge impact on the health and safety of women. In 1965, illegal abortions contributed to nearly one-fifth of all pregnancy- and childbirth-related deaths. Today, less than 0.3 percent of women who end a pregnancy sustain a serious complication.

Family Shaping

Sarah Buttenwieser | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Sarah Buttenwieser

Throughout my own reproductive life, I've thought about this when the notion of "family planning" comes up. I forged a path through life, some of it plotted and tried for, and some of it... not.

Laura Bassett

EMILY's List Recruits Women To Politics To Defend Roe v. Wade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

In the small, fluorescent-lit conference room of a Marriott hotel in Northern Virginia, 16 women of varying ages gathered around a slide projector. So...

On Anniversary Of High Court Ruling, Abortion Foes March On

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Abortion opponents marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision Tuesday with workshops, prayers and calls for more lim...

Inaugurating Roe: Remove Restrictions on Abortion Coverage

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

This year, when the president submits his budget proposal to Congress, he can omit the restrictions on coverage of abortion. This small but bold act would send a strong signal to Congress and to women and families around the country.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Abortion Rights Stand-Off At Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

The Roe v. Wade decision protecting the right to have an abortion was handed down from the Supreme Court on Jan. 22, 1973. On Monday night, 39 years l...

Women Are Watching On Anniversary of Roe

Cecile Richards | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Last year, anti-women's health politicians across the country launched what was surely the most aggressive assault on women's rights since the Roe decision was handed down.

The Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign for Reproductive Rights -- Why Now

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen R. Shaffer

It is not enough to appoint and elect smart, progressive women and pro-choice men to government. They and we need to mobilize visibly and vocally to advocate for reproductive rights and justice.