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Roe v Wade

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...

Can You Hear Us Now? Leadership Needed on the 37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

On Roe v. Wade's 32nd anniversary five years ago, we urged progressive leaders to articulate and defend a clear, comprehensive, and moral vision for r...

Best Political Halloween Costumes: Put Your Costume Where Your Mouth Is

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Wear a fancy suit with a top hat and a cane. Stuff yourself with pillow so you look as bloated as possible. Wear a dollar sign around your neck (you can make it out of tin foil.) You're... Too big to fail.

Abortion Message: Berkeley City Council Sends Hangers To Congress

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BERKELEY, Calif. — The Berkeley City Council has a pointed message for Democratic members of the U.S. House who voted to keep federal funds from...

The Logical Flaw Behind the Stupak Amendment

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

Politicians' personal beliefs on abortion are absolutely irrelevant. It is time to treat the legality of abortion with the same strength that we treat all of our other laws.

Abortion Rights Groups Scramble In Stupak Amendment's Wake

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights groups, outflanked and outnumbered in the health debate, are scrambling to regain lost ground after the House passe...

Why the President Has Been Losing on Health Care, and What He Needs to Say

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

At this historic moment, the White House has determined that the best way to win the center is to tack right. But sometimes, the best way to win the center is not to move to the center, but to move the center.

Abortion Is New Front in Health Care Battle

Wall Street Journal | FAWN JOHNSON and LAURA MECKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Most versions of the Democratic health plan would create subsidies for lower-income people to buy private health insurance. If that insurance includes...