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Roe v Wade

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.

Jason Cherkis

Ryan On Abortion Exception In 2000: 'Wide Enough To Drive A Mack Truck Through It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Toward the start of his career in Congress, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made extreme statements about whether abortions should be allowed in...

There Is Something Wrong With This Picture

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

What is so amazing to me is that people like Todd Akin, and other men who preach the civic virtue of limited government in the private lives of citizens, seem all too willing to insert government into the most intimate private lives of women.

Voter Suppression and Our Rigged Tax System: The Underlying Ideology

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

They might have some abstract legal "right" to vote -- but not the deeply rooted right to vote that only comes from the exercise of responsible proprietorship. And besides, what does not having a photo ID in this day and age testify to if not an absence of that responsibility?

Founder Of Anti-Abortion March Dies

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nellie Gray, the founder and chief organizer of an annual anti-abortion march in Washington and a leader in efforts to overturn the...

Why Gay Marriage and Women's Rights Are Critical for the Elections

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The presidential elections of 2012 are understandably all about the economy. But human rights are not a luxury that we can afford to forget about at times of crisis, but a necessary foundation of a prosperous society.

Controversial Abortion Law's Fate In Hands Of GOP-Appointed Judge

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Although restricting abortion has long been a conservative goal in Mississippi, the Republican-appointed judge considering the const...

Of Comic Books and Personhood: Romney, the Riddler, and Citizens United?

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What if both sides of the coin had negative outcomes? The personhood concept has two bad sides: corporate and reproductive. It is a tossup which is more ludicrous and damaging.

Judge Confirmed Over Conservative Objections

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An Arizona Supreme Court justice was confirmed as a U.S. appellate judge Tuesday, despite complaints from conservatives that he inf...

The War on Contraception: It's Time to Take Sides

Cristina Page | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Cristina Page

This election year, we will decide, in dramatic fashion, the degree of access Americans, particularly the most vulnerable, will have to family planning.

Bill Clinton Battles for Wisconsin Democracy, and Hillary Would Too

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The most corrupted special interests of the nation are pouring money into Wisconsin to support Scott Walker, but if the people who care about the country care enough to vote, the good people can still triumph over the dirty money in Wisconsin.

Is There Really A War on Women or Are Men Just Being Stupid?

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

When House Republicans stall on reauthorizing and expanding the Violence Against Women Act, they are blinding themselves to the everyday experiences of women's lives.

Marriage Equality: Our Rights Are Not Up for Debate!

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

While many of our political leaders debate issues of marriage equality, I do not believe that the rights of minoritized people should be up for debate and should be settled on in the voting booth.

WATCH: New Obama Campaign Ad Hits Mitt On Women's Issues

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics

After Mitt Romney swept five East Coast primaries last Tuesday, the White House acknowledged that he is President Barack Obama's clear 2012 challenger...

March Because "Equal Enough" for Women Is Unacceptable

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Tomorrow, thousands of women and men will participate in marches and rallies for women's rights in 45 states and the District of Columbia. American women need to be recognized as full citizens. Yes, women in this country.

Free God Now! Old Time Religion Vs The Mainstream

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

A fresh wind is blowing through church steeples and minarets. It's got the archbishops, pastors, rabbis and imams of Old Time Religion in a reactionary rage. And no wonder.

The Lessons of The Scarlet Letter Today

Linda Greider | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Linda Greider

Long life and lots of experience have taught me that nobody ever changes their mind about abortion. But to put a face, or at least a name, on the subject, here's a story: Fifty-three years ago when I was 16, I had an abortion.

Today's Other 'Jim Crow'

Van Gosse | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Van Gosse

In some ways, current politics mimic the reaction against democracy at the twentieth century's turn, when Jim Crow segregation entrenched itself in the southern states.

Women's Rights, Fetuses' Rights, and States' Rights

Laurence J. Kotlikoff | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Women have rights, fetuses have rights, and states have rights. But in the case at hand, women have the right to make their extremely difficult decision in private.

Tennessee Abortion Bill Is Dangerous

Neon Tommy | Posted 05.21.2012 | College
Neon Tommy

The Tennessee anti-abortion bill is yet another assault on women's rights, because yes, they are rights ever since the Supreme Court decided so in Roe v. Wade. This country has had this argument already. Why does it need to have it again?

Help, Help! There's an Elephant in My Uterus. Permission Slips from Men for Abortion?

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

Alaska has become the latest state to fall victim to the Republican War on Women. One legislator even wants women to get a permission slip signed by the man who impregnated her before she can have an abortion.

Make Casey Answer for Blunt Amendment

Kate Michelman | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Kate Michelman

Women should not need a permission slip from the government or employers to address their reproductive health needs, and it is becoming increasingly clear that the women of Pennsylvania cannot trust Casey to protect their health and defend their rights.

Sandra Fluke and the Deborah Generation

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.15.2012 | Women
Malika Saada Saar

This Women's History Month marks the long-awaited emergence of a new post-Roe generation of women who are reframing the women's rights movement and discourse. March is, quite possibly, revealing the first stirrings of our own Women's Spring.