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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.

Rough Language and Real Politics Jeopardize Women's Health

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Last week I realized that I've taken women's health, or what's really at issue -- women's access to needed care -- for granted. That's changed now.

The Politics of Women's Health Care

Renee Parsons | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Renee Parsons

While a direct attack on the Fourteenth Amendment is fraught with unintended consequences, anti-choice activists have shrewdly chosen to broaden their efforts against health needs for women in open disdain.

Senate Votes 'No!' On Anti-Abortion Bill

Posted 03.06.2012 | Miami

On Monday, the Florida Senate axed the anti-abortion bill that passed 78 to 33 in the House of Representatives last week. Florida SB 290 requires ...

Constitution Check: How Far Can States Go to Dictate Medical Procedures?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

As long ago as the late 19th Century, the Supreme Court began recognizing that it would be an illegal assault to require an individual to undergo a medical procedure without that person's consent.

John Celock

New York State Lawmaker Seeks Updated Abortion And Contraception Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

A Democratic New York state senator is pushing a bill to establish one of the most liberal state abortion laws in the country by effectively codifying...

There Is Nothing Constitutional About State-Mandated Transvaginal Ultrasounds

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Requiring doctors to carry out invasive probes on woman without their consent reduces doctors to agents of the state, violating the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against searches by the government.

Bellbottoms and Skinny Jeans: To Everything There Is a Season

Barbara Lee | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Barbara Lee

When I was in bellbottoms and platform shoes, it seemed that we were moving past this place of politicizing women's health -- battles were being fought, but we were going to win this war.

Shades of Pink: Komen and Planned Parenthood

Deborah Stambler | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Deborah Stambler

Frankly, I am tired of this controversy. It's a private matter for women and those she chooses to share with. The laws in this country are not dictated by religious beliefs, no matter how powerful the beliefs of those running for public office.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Provides Hint On Potential Same-Sex Marriage Case

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested Friday that her predecessors on the high court mistimed the milestone 1973 Roe v....

Ron Paul Talks About Abortion In Case Of 'Honest Rape'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

Piers Morgan pressed Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) on the question of abortion in the case of rape Friday in an interview on CNN. Morgan asked the Republ...

A Missed Opportunity

Ken Blackwell | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The official Republican response to the president's State of the Union Address was fine -- as far as it went. But Gov. Mitch Daniels missed a golden o...

Stop Resting on Your Laurels

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Jenna Henry Hansen

I lose my mind when I think that Viagra is covered by many men's health insurance policies and widely available, while when it comes to birth control coverage things are a bit murky.