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Roe v Wade

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.

Aborted Baby Flag Removal Sparks Debate at DePaul University

Nico Lang | Posted 04.08.2013 | Chicago
Nico Lang

Tuesday, January 22 marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark court decision on abortion and women's sexual health, but at DePaul University, that day will be remembered very differently.

Hyde Restrictions Would Make Obama Budget Immoral

Harry Knox | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Harry Knox

While Roe v. Wade guaranteed that abortion was legal in America, the last four decades have been a struggle to ensure access to that right. As clergy, I see this problem with a pastoral eye. How is it just to deny a woman access to a constitutionally-protected right simply because she is poor?

The War on Women Is Political

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Basically, women's reproductive freedoms challenge male domination economically, socially, and religiously, and therefore, what can be more political?

Abortion No Longer About Women

Salon | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Is feminism simply about women’s physical presence in the workforce? That’s the conclusion you would draw from reading Ross Douthat’s recent col...

40 Years of Roe v. Wade, Doctors of the World and Airswimming on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke to Sasha Ahuja of Planned Parenthood Action NYC on 40 years of Roe v. Wade and women's rights and health today. Then actress Aedin Moloney of Fallen Angel Theatre Company told us about the fantastic play, Airswimming by Charlotte Jones.

The Real, Global March for Life

Kim Lovell | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Kim Lovell

As we reflect on a week characterized by a celebration of choice, a dedication to tackling climate disruption, and the attempt of some to "march for life," let us not forget the real marches for life made every day by women across the globe.

Commemorating Roe v. Wade

Cecilia Attias | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Cecilia Attias

Last Tuesday, Americans marked an important milestone in their history -- the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973 made abortion legal across the nation.

Abortion Opponents March In Washington

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Anti-abortion demonstrators from around the country marched through Washington to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to ...

Women Spoke -- Will Lawmakers Listen?

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

To paraphrase actor-activist Alec Baldwin, you know your country is in trouble when people ask, 'Did the rape guy win?' and you have to respond, 'Which one?' The candidates' offensive and absurd comments should not be laughed off as an aberration.

Celebrating Roe V. Wade As A Pro-Choice Muslim

Altaf Saadi | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Altaf Saadi

I celebrate Roe v. Wade proudly as a Muslim woman. I deeply hope that more Muslim women and men will do the same with me, refusing to accept blanket, unfounded statements about religious or Islamic opposition to abortion.

The American Catholic Church And Roe. v. Wade

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Many American Catholics took exception to this decision and have engaged in four decades of political action to reverse this outcome. There might have been a time when this strategy was viable. No longer.

Catholic Hospital: Fetus Not A Person - Today's Religion Reads

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.26.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

Today's religion reads: A Catholic hospital says that a fetus is not a person, secular groups examine gender divides in their communities, the priest of the "cross lobby" gets his day in in the spotlight, and Pope Benedict XVI tells us that social media is the real thing.

Gun Control, Religion And Abortion

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

What's the relationship between gun control, religion and views on abortion? A new survey sheds some light, while a Washington, D.C. minister vows to continue his fight against gun violence through forging a "cross lobby" for gun control.

Republican Compares Abortion Clinics To Concentration Camps

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics

A Republican state lawmaker in Virginia stirred controversy on Tuesday when he used the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade to compare abo...

The Abortion Debate

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Making this debate about God deflects it from a discussion of some of our most pressing issues. If Republicans are so concerned with the life of unborn children, how is it that they don't care about children already in existence?

Abortion Rights Are Pro-life

Leonard Peikoff | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Leonard Peikoff

Tragically, the lives of the parents are completely ignored by the anti-abortionists. Yet that is the essential issue. In any conflict it's the actual, living persons who count, not the mere potential of the embryo.

WATCH: Maddow Celebrates Major Anniversary

Posted 01.23.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow honored the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on her Tuesday night show. The MSNBC host sent two of her producers to women's clinics in...