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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.

What "Pro-Life" Really Means

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andy Ostroy

Finally, a logical, practical interpretation from some in the religious community of what it truly means to be "pro-life." Kudos to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

After St. Joseph's: Are Women Still Safe in Catholic Hospitals?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Thomas J. Olmsted, the Catholic bishop of Phoenix, Arizona, has condemned and excommunicated a highly regarded nun who approved an abortion necessary to save a pregnant woman's life.

A Feminist's U-Turn: A Torrid Tale of Disappointment and Discovery

Megan Carpentier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan Carpentier

Writing about women's issues made me learn more about those issues and feminist theories about them than a classroom ever did. It also allowed reclaim the word "feminist" for myself.

Abortion Doctor Suspended After Philadelphia Raid: 'Deplorable' Conditions Reported At Kermit Gosnell's Office

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — Federal agents raided a clinic where abortions are performed and found "deplorable and unsanitary" conditions, including blood on...

McCain and the Flip-Flops

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Norm Stamper

"Talk about your flip-floppers," says McCain. "Gates and Mullen aren't on board on this, my friend. They're just parroting their boss. They want to keep 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' as much as I do."

Pro-Choice License Plate Advocated In Virginia: Supporters Threaten Lawsuit

AP | By DENA POTTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- Abortion-rights advocates have been unable to halt the "Choose Life" license plate variations in nearly two-dozen states, so now they...

Women's Realities: What Do You Want Others To Understand About Your Experience Of Abortion?

Joyce McFadden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joyce McFadden

The choice to have an abortion can be heartbreaking, but if we lived in a society without the ability to make that choice, imagine how much more heartbreak there would be.

Deal-breaker, Thy Name is Abortion

Ian Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Squires

As long as Americans die because they don't have a doctor, we are not No. 1. Meanwhile, it is unconscionable for the health care debate to be contaminated by an unrelated matter.

37 Years After Roe, Abortion Access Attacked in Kansas Courtroom

Janet Crepps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Crepps

Allowing a voluntary manslaughter option negates the Supreme Court's constitutional protection of abortion rights and is an invitation to grotesque and self-serving vigilantism.

Celebrating Roe v. Wade with Dr. Ruth

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Within the first 60 seconds of her keynote address at Planned Parenthood of Illinois' The Future of Choice event, legendary sexpert Dr. Ruth Westheime...