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Roe v Wade

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.

The Gender Gap Rules 2012 Election

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

Don't be fooled that the gender gap -- the measurable difference in the way women and men vote for candidates and in the way they view political issues -- is disappearing. To the contrary, it is driving the 2012 election.

My Rape; My Illegal Abortion; My Almost Dying: Reflections from 1968

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

I don't want a single other woman to have to endure what I went through -- both physically and emotionally. My story is only one of so many/too many of those days when abortion was illegal, and women lost their lives and their fertility. Let this not happen to our country again.

The Frightening Prospect of a Romney Court

Jamin Raskin | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

A Romney-Ryan-Bork Court would be a dream for the 1% and the far-right, but a nightmare for everyone else in America.

Norm Coleman: Court Under Mitt Romney Wouldn't Reverse Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

Norm Coleman, a former Republican senator from Minnesota and a top surrogate for Mitt Romney, told a group of Jewish voters in Ohio on Monday that Roe...

The Rape Politics Trap -- Be Careful, Democrats

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Let's get back to his position on Roe v. Wade going into the final days. Wanting to undo a woman's right to choose is the radical right position -- and Romney has taken it.

Romney and Roe

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

We are coming up in January on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade. What are the chances that the Supreme Court will overrule Roe if Mitt Romney is elected president?

Reproductive Freedom Means More Than Protecting Roe v Wade

Laura Carroll | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Laura Carroll

Why does society still stigmatize having no children by choice? Because the majority remain fundamentally stuck on the long-held pronatalist belief that we are all wired to want to become parents.

The Supreme Court: The Elections and Beyond

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

As voters, we bear the ultimate responsibility for making sure we know what kind of justice the candidates for president would likely appoint.

Mourdock Shows No Respect Toward Women

Steve Siebold | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's absolutely amazing these kinds of statements are coming from people who could potentially be the next leaders of our country -- making the important decisions that impact you, me and our future generations.

The Choice Is Clear and It's Up to Us

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Romney would create a Supreme Court at the ready to overturn any number of other laws protecting the environment, women, workers and more that conservative special interests deem annoyances and infringements on their bottom line. Think about that when you go in the booth on Nov. 6.