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Roe v Wade

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.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Abortion Rights Stand-Off At Supreme Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

The Roe v. Wade decision protecting the right to have an abortion was handed down from the Supreme Court on Jan. 22, 1973. On Monday night, 39 years l...

The Problematic Framing of Abortion as an Issue of Privacy

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Abortion is a medical intervention three out of ten women in the United States will have needed by the time they are 45. Imposing undue burdens on access is an affront to us all.

Is Abortion Murder? A Biblical View Says 'NO'

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

Do those opposing abortion on religious grounds know that the Bible does not consider a fetus a full human life or the killing of a fetus murder?

Bachmann Makes Public Appearance

AP | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Rep. Michele Bachmann predicted Sunday that the November elections will end abortion as she made her first public appearance in Min...

Women Are Watching On Anniversary of Roe

Cecile Richards | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Last year, anti-women's health politicians across the country launched what was surely the most aggressive assault on women's rights since the Roe decision was handed down.

Laura Bassett

Obama Presents Dramatically Different Stance On Abortion From Republican Rivals'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

Drawing a stark contrast between himself and the Republican presidential candidates on the issue of women's reproductive rights, President Barack Obam...

It's Up to Women to Elect Pro-Choice Candidates in 2012

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 03.23.2012 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

We need a Rosie the Riveter for our generation. Imagine if six million more women voted this year than did four years ago. We would see a dramatic change in the representation of Congress and in the policies it implements.

Why I Fight for Roe

Rep. Diana DeGette | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Rep. Diana DeGette

Thirty-nine years after Roe v. Wade's extraordinary impact, we must recognize that a women's legal right to choose is now in as great of jeopardy as it has ever been.

39 Years of Defending Roe v. Wade

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.21.2012 | Women
Nancy K. Kaufman

The principle of religious freedom demands that women be able to make healthcare decisions and choices, including whether or not to choose abortion or access family planning services,

Laura Bassett

39 Years Later, Roe v. Wade Still Under Siege

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court voted to protect a woman's right to have an abortion in the early stages of her pregnancy. Before the landmark ...

Roe v. Wade at 39 - An Interview With Sarah Weddington

Martha Burk | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

The case was argued by a 27-year-old female lawyer from Texas -- Sarah Weddington. Female lawyers were so rare in those days that the Supreme Court lawyers' lounge didn't even have a ladies room. There were no female judges. Weddington faced a wall of older men.

The Fantastical Crackpot Cult of Ron Paul

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

People who are devoted to Ron Paul appear to be more interested in the fantastical, fictitious idea of President Ron Paul than the realistic manifestation of President Ron Paul.

How Mitt Romney Threatens Women's (and Men's) Legal Right to Birth Control and Privacy in the Bedroom

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If the next president is a Republican who gets to replace the ailing Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a judicial conservative, the right to privacy could be a thing of the past and states could enact laws which would pass Constitutional muster restricting access to birth control.