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Roe vs Wade

What Every Woman Should Know About Arizona's Latest Abortion Politics

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Women face many challenges in our lives that are uniquely related to our reproductive systems, something callous lawmakers exploit for political purposes that have nothing to do with real concern for women.

If Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles. This is worth noting because, in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn't have access to legal abortion used a variety of objects, including knitting needles.

I'm Pro-Choice and I'm a Man -- Why More Men Need to Speak Up For Reproductive Rights

Bustle | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Bustle

As a man who is also a feminist, I feel somewhat uncomfortable making the argument that the pro-choice movement needs more men. It reeks of "knight-and-shining-armor"-ism. But as with any social cause, this fight is ultimately about changing minds.

GOP Tries To Slow Anti-Abortion Push In Key States

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Abortion is still legal but getting one in many states will be difficult if laws passed this year are upheld by the courts. In a mar...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Gay Marriage, Black Voters and Roberts's Radicals-in-Robes

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgRon Reagan and Erick Erickson debate judicial matters after the DOMA and VRA decisions. But there's a larger subtext -- is Obama's center-left country and Roberts's hard-right Court moving toward a collision? Then, Obama tries to cool off the planet and the frenzy over Snowden.

The Journal Led Astray by Same-Sex Marriage

Roger Pilon | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media
Roger Pilon

In recognizing rights, the Court is not "creating" them. It's simply acknowledging that they were always there, even if we haven't always lived up to our principles and recognized them, as clearly we have not.

New PBS Program Makers Puts Women's Movement in Context

Kate Kelly | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Kate Kelly

Makers: Women Who Make America is debuting on PBS on Tuesday night. Thus far, media coverage has focused on Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. The media has used this as an opportunity to draw attention to Sandberg's forthcoming book. What is missing here is context.

On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Republicans Applaud its True Meaning

Susan Bevan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Susan Bevan

At its heart, Roe reaffirms American women's essential right to make personal health decisions privately and without interference from government.

The New Roe

Kierra Johnson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Kierra Johnson

The more I sit and consider what the Roe v. Wade decision means at 40 years, the more I am sure that it actually means the same thing now as it did then. The question isn't what does Roe mean at 40. The question is who is the new Roe?

Denver Archbishop: Abortion Is 'Murder,' 'Always Wrong'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.22.2013 | Denver

On the 40th anniversary of historic abortion rights case Roe v. Wade, Denver's new Archbishop, 61-year-old Samuel J. Aquila has released a pastoral le...

40 Years After Roe v. Wade, Majority Of Americans Believe Abortion Should Be Legal

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, a majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to a new poll conducted by NBC...

Doc Explores Lives Of Four Late Term Abortion Doctors

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.02.2014 | Arts

On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, one documentary at Sundance Film Festival addresses the enduring controversy surrounding abortions. "After Til...

Before Roe v. Wade: The Price Women Paid

Martha Burk | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

What most people don't know is that lawful abortion clinics were in operation before Roe. One of those places was New York, and one of those clinics was started by Merle Hoffman, a true pioneer in providing for women's reproductive health.

We Have Always Resisted

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

Provided that reproductive justice is indeed about all women having the right to make healthy and informed decisions about their bodies, advocates who continue to ignore the historical contributions of trans women of color are complicit in reproducing the very oppressions the movement seeks to destroy.

Most Millennials Don't Know What Roe v. Wade Was About

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.18.2013 | College

A majority of Americans under 30 are either unaware or unsure that the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade was about abortion rights, new d...

The Goal of Roe v. Wade

Kate Michelman | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Kate Michelman

On this fortieth anniversary, it is appropriate to ask if the promise of Roe v. Wade has been fulfilled. Has women's liberty and equality progressed as far as we hoped it would since Jan. 22, 1973?

Catholic Bishops Pray Against Abortion, Naked Women Protest Them, Orthodox Seating In The Stadium And The Scientology Flap

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

This afternoon in religion: Catholic bishops pray against abortion while naked women separately protest the church, New York's new stadium will have separate seating for Orthodox Jewish men and women and the Atlantic's flap over Scientology.

Marginalizing American Women to Second Class Status

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

To keep hearing the same political debates around our country regarding abortion, women's pay, and women's health is so surreal that sometimes I feel like a time-traveling protagonist in a sci-fi film, in which I missed a turn and went back a century.

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...

Abortion Opponents Chip Away At Access

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- It's legal to get an abortion in America, but in many places it is hard and getting harder. Just this year, 17 states set new limits on ab...

I Feel Bad for My Vagina

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Denise Vivaldo

I happen to love my vagina. We have been through thick and thin together. The great, the good, the average and the occasional nights we never speak of. Ever.

Carlos Harrison

'Latin America's Roe v. Wade' Case Heads Towards Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Carlos Harrison | Posted 09.06.2012 | Latino Voices

A case that pro-abortion rights advocates are calling Latin America’s “Roe v. Wade” moved Wednesday to an international court, which could make ...

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.

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...

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...