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Roe v Wade

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 Those outdated labels don't come close to defining who we are or the complexity of this issue.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 ...

41 Years of Fighting Over Roe

Martha Burk | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

January 22 is the 41st anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Roe was supposed to put an end to the fight over access to a life-saving procedure. Far from it.

City's Anti-Abortion Banners Spark Free Speech Debate

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The message on an anti-abortion group’s banners in San Francisco has sparked a fiery debate, calling on the city to determine when free speech becom...

Texas Anti-Abortion Law Forces Women To Make Tough Choices

Al Jazeera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

When Hannah Roe Beck, a 21-year-old student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, volunteers for the Lilith Fund hotline, she has $1,080 per shif...

Laura Bassett

Historic Pro-Choice Bill To Be Introduced In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

Following an unprecedented three-year wave of state legislative attacks on abortion and family planning services, a group of Democratic lawmakers in t...

The Forgotten Holding of Roe v. Wade

Dov Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dov Fox

Most people identify Roe v. Wade with a single landmark judgment. Lost in these debates is Roe's altogether distinct holding that the state's interest in "potential life" constitutes a valid reason to regulate reproductive conduct.

Rubio To Be Keynote Speaker At Anti-Gay Group's Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is scheduled to serve as the keynote speaker at the "conservative dinner event of the year": the Florida Family Policy Counc...

Is Roe v. Wade in Danger?

Mehroz Baig | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Even though 87 percent of all U.S. counties lack an abortion provider according to 2008 data, actions to restrict the access of abortion services continue steadily.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Texas Abortion Limits

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Siebold

Overturning Roe v. Wade has never been about saving babies. It's about controlling women, and the religious extremists will continue masking this hidden agenda until they are exposed.

The 3 Things Scalia Gets Wrong

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia got a lot of attention for his colorful interview with New York magazine on Sunday. While most of his claims were...

Iowa Gun Law Places Us All in the Crosshairs

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

It makes about as much sense to grant the right of a person with significant visual limitations to own a gun as it does for us to drive a Mack Truck!

New-jitsu Politics and the Power of the Far Right

Hans Johnson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

For the first time in 15 years, the frame for a national election cycle is coming to focus on the dangers of the extreme right wing holding the country hostage to its ideology.

Women's Rights and Inequality in America

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

There's the woman whose co-worker had to make a sign designating her as "Engineer" because, in meetings, people would assume she was a secretary. Another woman pipes up to say: "Even if I introduce myself as 'doctor,' male (particularly older male) parents of patients still refer to me as the nurse."

The Republican War on Women: A Red Herring

Jabril Faraj | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Jabril Faraj

We will be better off as a country the more equal we are and the more opportunity we provide for the best and brightest to rise to the top, regardless of the economic station people are born into. Unfortunately, we've gotten away from this conviction over the last few decades.

The GOP's Grand Abortion Scheme

MSNBC | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

It’s been four decades since Roe v. Wade was handed down, and that’s how long the anti-abortion movement has been coming up with strategies to rev...

Abortion Politics

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It would seem that Republicans would want to adopt strategies that would strengthen their appeal to women -- particularly young women, a group they lost overwhelmingly. But instead they've pursued their war on abortion rights with undiminished vigor.