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Roe v Wade

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.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Sex, Substance and Spitzer

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgShrum & Reagan debate why some survive scandal (Jefferson, Clinton) while others don't (Hart, Edwards). And there's unanimity that Morsi ouster is least worst option for Egypt, U.S., Democracy. And: Can Hillary be too old if Dutch wasn't?

If You're Pro-Choice You Should Take Heed

Walker Bragman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

North Carolina is the latest in a string of Republican states to attempt to restrict women's access to reproductive care. But why now, 40 years after Roe v. Wade, which ruled abortion a matter a privacy, are we seeing such a concerted attack from the right?

North Carolina, Texas, Colorado: Why Abortion & Reproductive Rights Matter

Karen Middleton | Posted 09.11.2013 | Denver
Karen Middleton

In the coming weeks, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado will be releasing a scorecard of elected officials and their record supporting -- or not -- women's reproductive health care and abortion rights. You should know who stands with you. And who doesn't.

Where Faith and Abortion Meet in Texas

Greg Garrett | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Let's say you have a faithful opposition to abortion. Okay. I respect that. But how do you feel about the fact that hundreds of thousands of women are being steam-rollered by Texas male politicians trying to end-run Roe v. Wade?

Life Begins

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Boehner's Half Right on Women, and the Polls Prove It

Martha Burk | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

House Speaker John Boehner told reporters the GOP's abortion ban that passed the House 228-196 on Tuesday won't change the party's relationship with women. He's half right. It won't change the party's relationship with women, because women already hate the GOP.

The Nationwide Attacks on Reproductive Rights

Larry Bodine | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Larry Bodine

State legislatures across the country have enacted an avalanche of restrictions that deny women of their reproductive rights. Just this year alone, more than 300 anti-abortion measures have been introduced in the states -- in direct violation of Roe v. Wade.

An Open Letter to President Obama

Nancy Northup | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Nancy Northup

There is perhaps no other fundamental right that is under more ferocious attack than the right of reproductive choice -- and we need you to help us fight back now.

Inspiring Each Other Forward

Mike Lux | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Yesterday, homeowners who have been royally screwed over by big Wall Street banks risked not only arrest but worse in demonstrations at the Department of Justice demanding that they start prosecuting bankers rather than the people ripped off by them.

Justice Ginsburg, Roe v. Wade and Same-Sex Marriage

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

I am a great admirer of Justice Ginsburg. But in her criticisms of Roe v. Wade, I must dissent. Roe transformed the lives of tens of millions of women in this nation. It was the right decision... and its time had come.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Expresses Doubts On Roe v. Wade

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO — One of the most liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could be expected to give a rousing defense of ...

The Importance of Roe vs. Wade

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

What is "the abortion industry?" When was the last time you saw an abortion commercial on TV? Even Planned Parenthood doesn't talk about this small part of its activities.

The Religious Right Wasn't Created To Battle Abortion

Sally Steenland | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

According to the pundits and experts, the 1973 decision to legalize abortion outraged millions of Americans and mobilized them into a powerful movement to defend the rights of the unborn. But this tale turns out to be a myth.

Why Patrick Mara Is So Wrong for D.C.

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.18.2013 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

Mara does not represent the views of the people of the District of Columbia, which makes him wrong for the people of D.C.

GOP Gov Signs Strict Abortion Measure

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed into law a measure that outlaws abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the disputed pr...

Laura Bassett

Kermit Gosnell Trial Is 'Peek Into The World Before Roe v. Wade'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

Abortion rights opponents are drawing the wrong lesson from the horrific case of Kermit Gosnell, Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, s...

Katherine Graham Must Be Turning Over in Her Grave

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.08.2013 | DC
Peter D. Rosenstein

For many years the Washington Post was a reliably progressive paper responsive to its reader's interests. However the Post today is no longer that paper.

State House Passes Bill Aimed At Limiting Use Of Abortion Pill

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

By Susan Guyett INDIANAPOLIS, April 2 (Reuters) - The Indiana House on Tuesday approved a bill requiring clinics that administer the ...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Can the GOP Change on Gays and Guns? Not This Week

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgIts "Autopsy" notwithstanding, Reagan & Frum discuss a possible Grand New Party" on gay rights or guns post-Sup Ct and Newtown. Can it escape Evangelical and NRA stridency? Then: North Korea & North Dakota are both bluffing like crazy.

Same-Sex Marriage: First the Supreme Court Has to Decide What to Decide

David Westin | Posted 05.28.2013 | Media
David Westin

Here we were watching some of the best lawyers in the country arguing about whether the Constitution protects one of the most basic of human rights -- the right to marry -- at a time when people across the country are changing what they have to say about the sexual orientation of their fellow citizens.

Shorty Wanna Be a Thug

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

Most of us share an open secret. It reveals itself every time we head to the gym, or prepare for an interview or an important presentation, or, in my case, cleaning day. I cop a Beyoncé, and for a few shining moments I put on the costume of black masculinity. It's like a white tee. One size fits all.

Is North Dakota Abortion Ban Helping Clinic?

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The director of North Dakota's sole abortion provider says people stopped by the downtown Fargo facility to donate cash shortly afte...

The Questions No One Is Asking About the Kermit Gosnell Case

Kate Michelman | Posted 05.26.2013 | Crime
Kate Michelman

How, in a state that has led the nation in imposing restrictions on abortion, could such atrocities go undetected? Just as puzzling is why the numerous complaints against him were ignored.