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Roe v Wade

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.

Remember Roe v. Wade -- and Stop the Violence

Katherine Spillar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Spillar

We who support a woman's right to an abortion can't stand by idly when violence compromises that right. Here's what we have to do.

Roe Anniversary: Blog for Choice Day 2011

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Blog for Choice Day gets people reading and talking about reproductive rights online on one of the most important days surrounding a woman's right to choose.

Roe v. Wade 38th Anniversary: A Time for Celebration -- and Commitment

Merle Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merle Hoffman

While Roe established abortion as a legal right for women, current laws in many states mean women still have to cross state lines or face other restrictions to secure abortions.

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.

Movie Review: Made in Dagenham

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

That equal pay-for-women movement began in the British town of Dagenham -- and is the subject of the funny, uplifting Made in Dagenham, a film by Nigel Cole.

HuffPost Review: For Colored Girls

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Saying that For Colored Girls is the most disciplined, least clownish film that Tyler Perry has made -- his best film to date -- is faint praise indeed. And that's how it's meant.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Boxer, Fiorina Face Off In Senate Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Cal.) and Republican Carly Fiorina faced off in their first debate on Wednesday night in their tough battle for the state's Sena...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sees Bright Future For Roe v. Wade: 'We Will Never Go Back'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 77-year-old two-time cancer survivor and nearly 17 year veteran of the high court, made an appearance at the Aspen Id...

Five Things This Feminist Mom Is Grateful for on Mother's Day

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

On the tenth anniversary of being able to celebrate Mother's Day as a mother myself, I've been thinking of some things about babies and children and motherhood for which I am eternally grateful.

Weekly Pulse: Kagan Hearings: Gags, God, Guns, and Gays

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings kicked off on Monday. Her nomination has been met by...

Taking Our Country Back From the Cult of Curmudgeon

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

Why does Bush get a pass from the Cult of Curmudgeon while his successor gets hung in effigy?

Roy Sekoff: 'Diversity' Would Be Supreme Court Justice Who's For The Powerless (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Wednesday to talk about Obama's next nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. "Too many times," Sekof...

Justice John Paul Stevens: A Champion for Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Justice Stevens' writings during his time on the U.S. Supreme Court, show that he was a most wise and unusual man who could see beyond the bounds of his own gender.

Nebraska Abortion Law: Mental, Physical Screening Required For Women And No Abortion After 20 Weeks

AP | NATE JENKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska could become the first state to require doctors to screen women for possible mental and physical problems before perfor...

Update: Congressman Franks Responds

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Trent Franks might be, just on a straight standardized test level, the stupidest person in Congress. I'm not talking about his politics. I'm talking about basic problem solving and sounding out big words.