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Roe v Wade

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.

Is the Clock Turning Back for Women's Rights?

Elaine Goldsmith | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Elaine Goldsmith

Nobody is pro-abortion -- but anyone who saw the world of back-alley abortions and botched procedures, as I did, would ever want to go back to those days.

War on Women Becomes Law of the Land if Romney Chooses the Supreme Court

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Heaven help justice in America if Mitt Romney is given the power to turn the Supreme Court of the United States into his great gift to the far right of the Republican party.

A Pocketbook Issue

Ann Ormsby | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Ann Ormsby

At last week's debate, Mitt Romney said "I believe every woman should have access to contraceptives." But the question is how? What is Romney's plan f...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Obama Saves Presidency in Debate II -- Will He Take Mulligan on Economy in III?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer & Matalin agree that Obama "won" the second debate on style/theatrics but they split on substance -- polls show Romney had edge on jobs while Obama scored TKO on "acts of terror" counter-punch. Then: the two 'drill down' on Women, Economy & Turnout.

On Presidents, Aprons and Second Shifts

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

I'm starting to wonder if this presidential election might hinge on aprons.

Women, Ohio and the Clintons Will Make the Difference for Democrats

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If you believe certain Republicans who have anointed Mitt Romney as the next president, I have a binder full of reasons they are wrong.

The History of the Gender Gap

Marci Hamilton | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Marci Hamilton

My generation of men is responsible for the Republican Party's disconnect from women. Their attitudes are driving the women of my generation away from the party, and justifiably will hand the Democrats the White House again.

Rip Van Romney

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 10.13.2012 | Comedy
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Which fairy tale character slept hundreds of years? Rip Van Winkle, right? Well, Mr. Winkle now has a political counterpart: Rip Van Romney. Rip Van...

The Election: The New Reality Show

Susan Berger | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Susan Berger

Millions would not think of missing the Kardashian wedding or Real Housewives of New York reunion. But there is an even bigger reality to get engaged in.

Over Her Dead Body

Cristina Page | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Cristina Page

These days, Romney's promising to overturn Roe v. Wade. Indeed, he seems eager to reinstate those laws that drove his close relative to fatally take matters into her own hands.

Women Need to Remember the Real Mitt Romney on November 6

Nancy Keenan | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

This election, voters will be faced with a clear choice: an administration that will protect women's privacy and personal health-care decisions, or one that allows politicians to make those choices for them.

'Daddy, Did You Really Trade My Reproductive Rights for a Tax Cut?'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Jesse Kornbluth

Decades from now, if the Republicans have their way, I can picture daughters of Republicans bluntly asking their fathers: "You traded my reproductive freedom for... a tax cut?"

Abortion: Raddatz Elicits VP and Ryan's Real, True, Unvarnished Positions

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Let's hear it for Martha Raddatz, the brilliantly skillful moderator of the vice-presidential debate: She got a clear yes from Rep. Paul Ryan to this question: "If the Romney-Ryan ticket is elected, should those who believe that abortion should remain legal be worried?"

Biden vs. Ryan

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Representative Paul Ryan has bragged about his ability to catch fish barehanded. However, in the debate he could not catch the vice president, whose lengthy experience with foreign policy and domestic issues worked in his favor.

Republican Truth Vs. Campaign Promise

Nancy Hipp | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Nancy Hipp

In the years since Roe v. Wade many Republican presidents have used the law in campaign pledges, calling to overturn it. These campaign pledges then quietly fade away after election day.

Women Must Vote Their Values in 2012

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

As women, we know how fragile our economic security is. And now, thanks to the right-wing Republican Party agenda, we know what it is like to see our personal freedoms come under fierce attack. We must be vigilant to what is happening to women in America.

Jesus Could Be Their Candidate and the Republicans Would Still Lose

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

When the Republicans bring back actual "doctors" and send the "faith healers" back to where they belong, we Americans just might trust them again. Meanwhile we'll reelect our sane president.

Defending Our Rights All Over Again

Sandi Bachom | Posted 11.15.2012 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

More women of my generation need to speak up, women who were there who had back alley abortions, who were around before birth control. Women who experienced the agonizing decision to terminate a pregnancy before and after they had the choice to do so! I can't believe we are still talking about this.

Abortion: What the Bible Says (And Doesn't Say)

Rick Lowery, Ph.D. | Posted 11.14.2012 | Religion
Rick Lowery, Ph.D.

It's hard to ask biblical texts the modern question, "when does human life begin?" because the Bible has a very different understanding of human reproduction.

What Jessica Simpson Has to Do with You

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 11.11.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

When we're all preoccupied with achieving the perfect body (or getting our body back) or waxing ourselves hairless or learning how to create this season's smoky eye, who has the energy to deal with stuff that matters? Who has the time to remember there is stuff that matters?

The Akin Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The battle to reverse Roe v. Wade is essentially the same war being waged against undocumented worker, only on the reproductive front. It is a thinly veiled effort at subjugating what is viewed as a threat to job security.

Women's Wrongs: Todd Akin and the GOP

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Ruzan Sarwar

I'd like to say thank you to people like Rep. Todd Akin, Mike Huckabee, and the numerous GOPers for making me understand how important it is to be vocal about equality and choices, about what is right, and what is progress.