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On The 40th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade

Debra Cooper | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Debra Cooper

40 years ago today the Supreme Court released its 7-2 decision affirming a woman's right to have an abortion. Since then, this right has been upheld...

40 Years After Roe V. Wade, How Do Americans Really Feel About Abortion?

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 01.22.2013 | Religion

(RNS) In the past four decades, American attitudes have changed markedly on gay marriage, smoking, bullying and a host of other cultural issues. Bu...

The Abortion Debate: We’re All In This Together

Barbara Kay Lundblad | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Barbara Kay Lundblad

How shall we interpret what Jesus said in light of our deep divisions over abortion? Is the fetus in the womb oppressed or is the pregnant woman denied choices oppressed?

What President Obama Should Say on the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Tracy Weitz | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Tracy Weitz

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and as a pro-choice president, Obama is likely to mark it with a statement reaffirming a woman's constitutional right to abortion. But on this anniversary maybe it is time to ask him for something more.

Fighting for Our Right to Choose

Wendy Greuel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Wendy Greuel

Roe v. Wade guaranteed our right to choose. It didn't guarantee that this right could be taken for granted. With the attack on choice showing no signs of abating, I believe it will be enormously important for women in visible positions to fight threats to women's health.

Searching for the Soul of Politics 40 Years After Roe

Serra Sippel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Serra Sippel

Congress must repeal the Helms Amendment entirely, but in light of current reports of war rape in Syria and gang rape in India, there is an urgent need to comply with current U.S. law and fund abortion in cases of rape, incest and life endangerment.

Landmark Abortion Rights Plaintiff: 'Abortion Is Something I Don't Believe In'

Posted 01.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Exactly 40 years after the landmark abortion cases that established a woman's right to choose, one of the original plaintiffs joined HuffPost Live to ...

40 Years After Roe v. Wade, Majority Of Americans Believe Abortion Should Be Legal

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, a majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to a new poll conducted by NBC...

Fulfilling the Promise of Roe v. Wade: Let's Start With the President's Budget

Emily Spitzer | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

Every year, Congress uses the annual budget process to deny women access to a critical reproductive health service -- abortion. We must allow medical standards of care -- and not politics -- to dictate coverage once again.

Unlike Fashion, Abortion Can't Be Labeled

Nanette Lepore | Posted 03.24.2013 | Style
Nanette Lepore

Over the past few years, more and more Americans have felt less comfortable having their personal beliefs about abortion be put into a box. What does "pro-choice" or "pro-life" even mean? And why can't I be both?

Doc Explores Lives Of Four Late Term Abortion Doctors

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, one documentary at Sundance Film Festival addresses the enduring controversy surrounding abortions. "After Til...

40 Years After Roe: A Doctor's Opinion on the Importance of Protecting Access to Safe and Legal Abortion

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Vanessa Cullins

Roe v. Wade has had a huge impact on the health and safety of women. In 1965, illegal abortions contributed to nearly one-fifth of all pregnancy- and childbirth-related deaths. Today, less than 0.3 percent of women who end a pregnancy sustain a serious complication.

40 Years After Roe, My Personal Fight for Justice

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

Women didn't ask our politicians to make the personal political. But we must continue to fight back by making the political personal. This is about choice and it's about justice -- for every woman, no matter her story.

Roe at 40!

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Roe v. Wade was a triumph of American constitutional law. It changed the world in a fundamental way. Those who wish that Roe had never been decided would return us to a world of gender oppression, back-alley abortions and personal degredation.

Laura Bassett

EMILY's List Recruits Women To Politics To Defend Roe v. Wade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

In the small, fluorescent-lit conference room of a Marriott hotel in Northern Virginia, 16 women of varying ages gathered around a slide projector. So...

On Anniversary Of High Court Ruling, Abortion Foes March On

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. — Abortion opponents marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision Tuesday with workshops, prayers and calls for more lim...

Building on 40 Years of Progress

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, pro-choice Democratic women have had unprecedented electoral success, and have been given a mandate to continue fighting for equal pay, education, and access to affordable healthcare that benefit women and families.

Inaugurating Roe: Remove Restrictions on Abortion Coverage

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

This year, when the president submits his budget proposal to Congress, he can omit the restrictions on coverage of abortion. This small but bold act would send a strong signal to Congress and to women and families around the country.

After 40 Years, Legacy Of Major Court Case Is Deep Divide

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — By today's politically polarized standards, the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade ruling was a landslide. By a 7-2 vote on Jan. 2...

Exploring The Legacies Of Roe And Lawrence

Douglas NeJaime | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Douglas NeJaime

This year marks the anniversary of two powerhouse decisions of the Supreme Court: Roe v. Wade, in which a woman's right to have an abortion was established 40 years ago, and Lawrence v. Texas, which held 10 years ago that laws prohibiting same-sex sexual conduct are unconstitutional.

40 Years After Roe V. Wade, Abortion Foes Are Winning -- And Losing

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 01.18.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Four decades after Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, many opponents of the decision are in a celebratory m...

Most Millennials Don't Know What Roe v. Wade Was About

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.18.2013 | College

A majority of Americans under 30 are either unaware or unsure that the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade was about abortion rights, new d...

The Goal of Roe v. Wade

Kate Michelman | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Kate Michelman

On this fortieth anniversary, it is appropriate to ask if the promise of Roe v. Wade has been fulfilled. Has women's liberty and equality progressed as far as we hoped it would since Jan. 22, 1973?

Roe and Religion

Sally Steenland | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

In the years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion in its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, clergy were among the staunchest supporters of women seeking an abortion.

The Fight for Women's Reproductive Rights Can't Just Be About Winning or Losing the Abortion War

Nancy Northup | Posted 01.17.2013 | Politics
Nancy Northup

It is certainly fair enough to suggest that we could do better at organizing around these issues, at collaborating within the movement, at reaching out to those who might be inclined to support a broader vision of what reproductive rights and justice means.