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Roe v Wade

Gardner bill "strikes at the heart of Roe v. Wade"

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's spokespeople are saying that a federal personhood bill cosponsored by Garder and called the Life at Conception Act...

What Hobby Lobby Won't Tell You About Abortion

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Galanty Miller

This is insane. Watermelon-flavored Oreos is insane. Ryan Seacrest has 13 million Twitter followers is insane. But absolutely nothing compares to the socially accepted fact that men are making laws about women's bodies. That's crazy town.

Dropping the Pretext: North Dakota Takes a Frontal Attack on Roe v. Wade

Nancy Northup | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Nancy Northup

Last March, North Dakota enacted a blatantly unconstitutional and downright archaic law completely banning abortions very early in the first trimester, before many women will even know they are pregnant.

To the Feminists Who Challenge Marianne Williamson on Women's Rights

Frances Fisher | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Frances Fisher

Feminist activists are painting Marianne as though she were some conservative like Phyllis Schlafly. Marianne has never uttered a word -- privately or publicly -- against Roe vs. Wade. Marianne supports it 100%.

Checkerboard Justice Cannot Stand

Tom Carpenter | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Brown, we are reminded that much like segregation, now is the time for the Supreme Court to address the important issue of the " inherently unequal" ban on same-gender marriages.

The Injustices of the Justices: Supreme Court Style

Gerry Myers | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

Throughout history, there have been controversies over various Supreme Court rulings, but like most Americans, I didn't really pay much attention to m...

Democrats Need Obama to Barnstorm the Country

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

The rich vs. middle class and poor campaign actually works. It works because in today's America it is fact that the current Republican leadership supports legislation that benefits the special interests and the wealthy while Democrats support legislation benefitting the poor and middle class.

Conservatives Fume Over Rand Paul's Abortion Comments

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may have alienated some of his socially conservative supporters this week after he sounded surprisingly ambivalent on the issue...

To Hell and Back in Just 45 Years

Kate Michelman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Kate Michelman

I had a college degree, but suddenly I had no car, no income and few alternatives. To keep our family going, I was forced onto welfare and relied on food stamps to keep food on the table. In the blink of an eye, my aspirations for achieving a middle-class life for my family were shattered.

Catholic Hospital Systems: A Growing Threat To Access T0 Reproductive Services

John Geyman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Religion
John Geyman

Expansion of Catholic hospital systems is accelerating around the country, partly by acquiring non-Catholic hospitals. This trend is posing an increasing threat to access to care in two major areas -- reproductive services and end-of-life care.

Imagining Reproductive Rights in a Homonormative World

Sal Bardo | Posted 05.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Sal Bardo

But the concept of a homonormative society invites all sorts of other, less obvious questions, paramount among them being the logistics of procreation and gender roles.

Laura Bassett

Wendy Davis Blurs Abortion Position, But Hangs Onto Abortion-Rights Backers

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis (D) muddied her stance on abortion rights this week, telling the Dallas Morning News that she could support ...

I'm Pro-Choice and I'm a Man -- Why More Men Need to Speak Up For Reproductive Rights

Bustle | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Bustle

As a man who is also a feminist, I feel somewhat uncomfortable making the argument that the pro-choice movement needs more men. It reeks of "knight-and-shining-armor"-ism. But as with any social cause, this fight is ultimately about changing minds.

What Century Are You Living In? An Open Letter to House Republicans

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

What century are you living in? Your "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act" is a solution in search of a problem. Despite your attempts to confuse people with the bill's misleading title, federal funds cannot be used for abortion under the Affordable Care Act.

Mark Ruffalo Speaks Out For Women's Rights

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

In honor of the the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Jan. 23, actor Mark Ruffalo shared a piece of his personal history in a short video and spoke a...

Roe-ing, Wade-ing, & Reflecting

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 03.25.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

We should advocate for women, empower their leadership and vision and fight for their rights in the midst of global oppression. That's what it means to support life.

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.

Thousands To Brave Cold For Abortion Protest

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of abortion opponents are facing wind chills in the single digits to rally and march on Capitol Hill to protest legalize...

Obama Reaffirms Commitment To Reproductive Freedom

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion by reaffirming his ad...

Pope Francis Tweets Support To DC Abortion Protest

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pope Francis is sending his support for an anti-abortion march today in the nation's capital. Francis tweeted Wednesday that "I j...

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.

Protecting Access to Women's Health, 41 Years After Roe v. Wade

Sue Dunlap | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Sue Dunlap

I am proud to live in a state like California, where we can -- and must continue to -- advance women's health. And I look forward to the day when the rest of nation joins us, because the ability to access reproductive health care shouldn't depend on a woman's zip code.

I Live in a State that Respects Women. And Sadly, that's Unique.

Melissa Goodman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Melissa Goodman

I live and work in the magical land of California, which last year, had the notable distinction of being the only state in the nation to buck this ugly trend, stand up for women and actually expand a woman's access to abortion.

State Victories Create Dilemma For Abortion Foes

AP | DAVID CRARY and JOHN HANNA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opponents who have chipped away at abortion with state-level restrictions are facing a dilemma in some of the places where they ...