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Roe v Wade

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.

Abortion as a Blessing, Grace, or Gift -- Changing the Conversation About Moral Values

Valerie Tarico | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

How can we reclaim the moral high ground in the debate about abortion as a part of thoughtful, wise loving and living? Most Americans think of child...

Reframing Pro-Choice: Will it Work?

Laura Carroll | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Laura Carroll

It is time to reframe the issue away from "choice" versus "life." But can a broader justice frame be enough to bring together factions who will still have passionately different views on abortion?

5 Action Items For Obama

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

The 2012 election signaled that the United States is again in a "great period of change." The following five issues call out for "new attitudes and outlooks," and I urge President Obama to rise to the challenges of leadership with responses based on justice and compassion.

New Study Reveals the Impact of Post-Roe v Wade Anti-Abortion and 'Pro-Life' Measures

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

The cases documented in our study, as well as recent cases, make clear that, 40 years after Roe v. Wade was decided, far more is at stake than abortion or women's reproductive rights.

Dare Not Speak Its Name

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since the 1990s (roughly), television has regularly portrayed being gay in a much more positive light. Forty years later, however, abortion has not made the same leap toward acceptability on television.

Imagining Supreme Court Justice Robert Bork

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Let us extend our sympathy to Robert Bork's family and friends. But let us also take a stand for an important historical truth: the successful fight against his confirmation was a noble cause, and his defeat was one of the most important progressive victories.

Laura Bassett

Rick Perry: Banning Abortion Is 'My Goal'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) urged state lawmakers Tuesday to pass more restrictions on abortion, and proclaimed that his end goal is to outlaw the proce...

High Court's Gay Marriage Decision Sparks Hope, Fear

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Gay marriage supporters see 41 reasons to fret over the Supreme Court's decision to take up the case of California's ban on same-se...

9 Reasons Republicans Love The Walking Dead

Paul Ollinger | Posted 02.05.2013 | Comedy
Paul Ollinger

Anyone who loves freedom recognizes AMC TV's zombie series The Walking Dead as an allegory for the demise of liberty after four more years under President Obama.

State Senate Squashes Controversial Abortion Bill

AP | ANN SANNER and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The leader of the Ohio Senate put a stop Tuesday to a bill that would have imposed the most stringent restriction on abortions ...

How the Supreme Court Has Come to Play a Policymaking Role

Eric Black | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Eric Black

Compared to Supreme Courts in other democracies around the world, ours is more powerful than most, perhaps more than any.

Republicans and Grover Norquist Must Answer Question: Liberty for Whom?

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Paul

Through the fall campaign, there was no expectation that Romney would approach W's 40 percent share of the Latino vote, and few paid attention to the Asian American community which voted Democrat in higher proportions. But Republicans did not expect women to turn on them. And yet they should have seen that coming.

Romney, Women, and the Supreme Court

Neil S. Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Neil S. Siegel

If the Romney campaign talked -- and talked candidly -- about how a President Romney would restrict access to contraception and abortion, it would have great difficulty getting women in swing states to vote for him.

Protecting Progressive Policy Requires a Balanced Supreme Court

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Caroline Fredrickson

For years, conservatives have been making courts, particularly the U.S. Supreme Court, a priority on their agenda. Given the Court's 5-4 ideological divide, it's time for progressives to catch up.

Preventive Medicine, Disaster Avoidance, and the Health of a Nation

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dr. Ali Binazir

Like children afraid of the vaccination needle, there are some people in this country who have not yet understood the long-term benefits they have reaped from Barack Obama's presidency. Let's hope enough people do realize it in time for this crucial election.