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Roe v Wade

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.

Gov Admits Newly Signed Abortion Ban Likely To Draw Challenge

Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple acknowledges a court battle is likely after he signed legislation bannin...

Hundreds Protest Against State's Harsh Anti-Abortion Measures

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics

BISMARCK, N.D. — More than 300 abortion-rights activists carried signs and chanted, "Veto! Veto! Veto!" in a demonstration Monday at the state C...

The Journal Led Astray by Same-Sex Marriage

Roger Pilon | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media
Roger Pilon

In recognizing rights, the Court is not "creating" them. It's simply acknowledging that they were always there, even if we haven't always lived up to our principles and recognized them, as clearly we have not.

The Morality Brigade

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

What people do in their bedrooms shouldn't be the public's business. Women should have rights over their own bodies. Same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. But what powerful people do in their boardrooms is the public's business.

Why Write Women's History?

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Nancy Rubin Stuart

That social disconnect between the rhetoric of the woman's liberation movement and the realities of suburban life led me to wonder about women across the country who were also beginning to change traditional roles. As a journalist I I had to find out.

C. Everett Koop Shows Way Forward For Evangelicals

Jonathan Dudley | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Dudley

C. Everett Koop will be remembered fondly, not because he compromised his commitment to Christian morality, but because he refused to compromise on some Christian commitments in service to other ones. In doing so, he provided a model example of Christian political engagement.

You've Come a Long Way, Baby (Or Have You?)

Ruth Rosen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Ruth Rosen

These days it may be hard for some to believe, but before the women's movement burst on the scene in the late 1960s, newspapers published ads for jobs on different pages, segregated by gender.

Amanda McCorquodale

Florida Rep.'s Bill Brings Back Absurd Abortion Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 02.19.2013 | Miami

A Florida representative filed an anti-abortion bill Monday that he claims protects the rights of women -- those in the womb -- despite a lack of evid...

The Feminine Mystique and Women's Equality -- 50 Years Later

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.20.2013 | Books
Peter Dreier

Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique -- published 50 years ago this week -- catalyzed the modern feminist movement and catapulted its author into becoming an influential and controversial public figure.

Chelsea Kiene

Pro-Life Activists Seek Justice After Woman's Abortion-Related Death

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.12.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Maryland pro-life activists are demanding legal and political action following the death of a 29-year-old woman who passed away Thursday...

Tackling Abortion in YA Literature

A.J. Walkley | Posted 04.08.2013 | Books
A.J. Walkley

As a writer, I've always turned to the written word to piece together the ways of the world, and to better understand myself and others. I knew that in this matter, it would be no different -- I would write a book that got to the heart of a decision that polarizes so many of us.