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We Loved You, Sarah, Because You Made Us Feel Smart

Christina Patterson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

It's a fine line between politics as fun, and politics as farce. Sarah Palin crossed it the first time she spoke, but at least if you're laughing, or scowling, or even if you're wincing, you're probably still awake.

Laura Bassett

Mexican Supreme Court Rules In Reverse 'Roe v. Wade'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court of Mexico fell one vote shy of overturning Baja California state's "personhood" amendment on Wednesday night, ensuring...

Court Upholds South Dakota Mother-Fetus Relationship Law

AP | By KRISTI EATON | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- South Dakota can require doctors to tell women who seek abortions that they have an "existing relationship" with their fetus that...

Stopping The Assault on Women's Health and Rights

Cecile Richards | Posted 10.31.2011 | Women
Cecile Richards

I used to think of Roe v Wade as the turning point in the struggle for women's rights and health. By recognizing reproductive rights as constitutional...

The Perry Problem: What Would Happen if States Could Outlaw Abortion?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 10.08.2011 | Women
Nancy Keenan

Rick Perry invites charges of hypocrisy when he speaks so glowingly of so-called "states' rights" while at the same time vowing to use the powers of the federal government to erode women's freedom.

Andrea Stone

National Women's History Museum Placates Conservatives To Get Bill Passed In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after two alpha males on Capitol Hill slew a bill to allow a National Women's History Museum here, the head of the nascent...

States Pass Record Wave Of Anti-Abortion Laws

AP | DAVID CRARY and TIMBERLY ROSS | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

OMAHA, Neb. — Inspired by a contentious Nebraska law, abortion opponents in five other states have won passage of measures banning virtually all...

Abortion Tactics and Conflicted Moral Ambivalence

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The way abortion was legalized in America in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton left us with a culture war that won't quit and turned the Republican Party into a far right fringe element dominated by religious extremists.

Planned Parenthood Scores Victory In South Dakota

AP | DIRK LAMMERS | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Saying it would humiliate and degrade women, a federal judge on Thursday afternoon granted Planned Parenthood's preliminary ...

Laura Bassett

Louisiana Republican Aims To Overturn Roe v. Wade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

The Louisiana state legislature is considering a bill that would make performing an abortion a criminal offense, including in cases of rape and incest...

The Abortion Battle: Is the Pro-Choice Movement Gun-Shy?

Nancy Northup | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Nancy Northup

While the number of anti-choice bills we are tracking this year is similar in number to past years, they are some of the most extreme that we've seen in decades and are passing at a faster rate than in the past.

Jane Roe, From Roe v. Wade, Fights Abortion In New Film

Posted 07.04.2011 | Entertainment

Over four decades after first filing suit to guarantee her right to terminate her pregnancy, Norma McCorvey is set to star in a new film as an elderly...

Laura Bassett

States Seeking to Limit Abortion Rights To Unprecedented Degree In 2011: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

In the wake of the election of a new wave of conservative state legislators, lawmakers across the country have advanced abortion-limiting legislation ...

The Roots of Republican Actions Today

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Unless you understand the influence of nut-case religion on a nut-case "party" you can't make sense of what the Republicans are doing to America.

Abortion Politics Is Back Again (How I Helped Found the "Pro-Life" Fiasco)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Abortion is back in the news. The Republicans are turning to their old standby -- "life issues" -- once again. It has worked for them before. It may again.

A Reagan Litmus Test for 2012 GOP Hopefuls

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Bunch

I think we can agree in our muddled political environment of 2011 that any candidate who could answer "yes" to all 10 of the following questions would make America a much better place than it's become in recent years.

Republican Abortion Wars: A Handy Club to Beat Democrats With

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Republicans misuse abortion as a polarizing issue to energize their base. They are about to do that again... with a vengeance.

Why We Do What We Do

Maureen Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Maureen Paul

I was a teenager in 1968 when I learned that I was pregnant. Young and terrified, unable to raise the money, I eventually was forced to carry the pregnancy against my will.

When Rights Become Wrong

Elizabeth E. Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth E. Evans

Those of us Christians who espouse a right-based framework that doesn't consider the goals and health of others are playing with ideas that certainly would have surprised the early church.

What Is The Role Of Theology In The Abortion Debate?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

A particular theology can never make a good basis for public policy. Anti-choice advocates believe they are a majority, but their position amounts to religious tyranny all the same.

Arizona State Senator Cites Abortion Rights As Factor In Tucson Shooting

The Huffington Post | Nick WIng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Linda Gray, a Republican state senator from Arizona, claimed over the weekend that abortion rights preserved by Roe v. Wade were more of a contributin...

Roe v. Wade v. Silence

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenna Henry Hansen

I live in a country where it is OK to distribute "WANTED" posters that not only display photos of abortion service medical providers, but include their names and addresses.

Abortion, American Culture And The Limits Of Law

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

If abortion were to be banned in all 50 states tomorrow, and nothing else I have described were to change, there would still be hundreds of thousands seeking abortions each year in America.

The Quiet Man Who Wrote Roe v. Wade

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

In a rare interview with a reporter, Harry A. Blackmun spoke publicly for the first time about the controversial decision that continues to roil the political waters 38 years later. I know because I was that reporter.

Roe v. Wade: 38 and Under Attack

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Thirty-eight years after Roe gave America's women the right to plan for their families and control their reproductive health, this tenet of modern American rights is under assault.