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

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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.

When the Wicked Stepmother Fran Drescher Tells You to Get to Work, Better Listen

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

We all know about the wicked stepmother in the story of Cinderella, and how she orders poor Cinderella to do the cleaning and household chores. The ro...

New-jitsu Politics and the Power of the Far Right

Hans Johnson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

For the first time in 15 years, the frame for a national election cycle is coming to focus on the dangers of the extreme right wing holding the country hostage to its ideology.

Laura Bassett

Woman Sues Over Transvaginal Ultrasound

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

When Marianne Keith, 52, went to the hospital with severe abdominal pain in February, the physician recommended that she have a transvaginal ultrasoun...

Fear Upon Fear for the Fourth of July

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

What is there to win? No woman wants to "win" by having to have an abortion. Do the primarily white male legislators fear losing control? Losing political contributions? Do men fear losing out to women who really do need freedom for health care of their own bodies?

Friday Talking Points -- War On Women Continues Apace

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week's announcement that the Justice Department is going to drop its appeal against providing the morning-after birth control pill to anyone who needs it comes as such a welcome change that we feel the award is deserved.

John Celock

Another State Considers Extreme Abortion Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

A Kansas legislative committee heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would ban abortion following the detection of a fetal heartbeat, a measure that ...

Make Your Voice Heard on Reproductive Rights

Mark Herring | Posted 05.25.2013 | DC
Mark Herring

Our position is very simple and widely supported outside the extremist circles that dominate our state government: Personal medical decisions should be left to a woman and her doctor. But the laws being pushed by Ken Cuccinelli and his backers reject that fundamental premise.

Coercion, not Consent

John Culhane | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
John Culhane

The Supreme Court needs to step in to declare that any physically invasive procedures that aren't independently justified constitute an "undue burden" on a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy.

Being a Man on International Women's Day

Graham Milne | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Graham Milne

Things just seem lighter, and happier. Like everyone rolled out of bed with a little extra oomph this morning. It's the women. The ones behind the counter, the ones waiting for their lattes, they're smiling, laughing, filling the room with a tangible positive aura that infects everyone.

GOP Congressman On Transvaginal Ultrasounds: 'I Haven't Had One'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) answered a town-hall question about his position on transvaginal ultrasounds by joking that he hadn't had one, according to a...

Double Ultrasound Bill Amended To Require Just One Procedure

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Indiana state senators have dropped a requirement that would force women to undergo an ultrasound procedure both before and after having a medication-...

The War on Women Is Political

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Basically, women's reproductive freedoms challenge male domination economically, socially, and religiously, and therefore, what can be more political?

John Celock

Another State's Legislators Asked To Ban 'Home Abortion Kits'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

A national anti-abortion group's questionnaire to Kansas legislative candidates asking them to ban "home abortion kits" has been sent to state legisla...

Message in a Bottle: Romney's Presidency Two Years in

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

I write this missive in the year 2014 from my small, poorly ventilated office in the Shandong Province of China where my job and millions of others have been outsourced by President Mitt Romney and his Republican allies in Congress.

North Carolina Senate Candidate Wields Transvaginal Probe At Opponent

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

North Carolina state Senate candidate Deb Butler (D) released a new ad attacking incumbent Republican state Sen. Thom Goolsby, featuring Butler wieldi...

Candidates Asked To Ban 'Home Abortion Kits'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

A national anti-abortion group is asking Kansas state legislative candidates if they favor a ban on "home abortion kits" and mandatory ultrasounds bef...

Ann Romney, Do You Really Love Us Women?

Ali MacLean | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
Ali MacLean

You love us? Really? All of us? Even the poor, the unmarried, the homosexual, the oversexed, and the overworked?

John Celock

GOP Taps Anti-Abortion Figure To Head Women's Group

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican campaign group has tapped the architect of the Susan G. Komen Foundation's policy to cut cancer screening funding to Planne...

Our Daughters, Moms, and Sisters: Republican Attacks on Women's Choice Should Also Mobilize Men

Hans Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Men should join in rejecting the attack on reproductive health and insisting on candidates who know the issues around access to contraceptives and abortion and promise to advocate and advance coverage, affordable care, and fairness.

Randy Brock Aide Praises 'Common Sense' Ultrasound Bill

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Vermont Democrats are criticizing the Republican candidate for governor after one of his aides praised Virginia's new law requiring an ultrasound befo...

Texas' Circular Firing Squad

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Some primaries separate the partisans from the pretenders, the moderates from the true believers. Not so here in Texas, where we just had our primaries, and Republicans are arguing over who won the circular firing squad.

Greg Rosalsky

Bob McDonnell Called 'Governor Vaginal Probe' By State Pol

HuffingtonPost.com | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

A Virginia state senator gave Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) a new nickname on Tuesday, resurrecting a fight over McDonnell's support for legislation that wou...

Keeping Score in "the War on Women"

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

So far in Election 2012, we've seen a foul-mouthed Rush Limbaugh, men-only Congressional panels on women's rights, transvaginal probe laws and efforts to restrict women's access to contraception. And yet there's still a dispute over whether there's a war on women?

John Celock

Virginia Lawmaker Acknowledges Affair, Announces Retirement

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

A Virginia legislator whose public statements cost one of his colleagues sex with his wife, acknowledged Monday that his own affair had cost him his s...