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To Fight the Anti-Choice Juggernaut, Documentary Builds a Barricade of Personal Experiences

“Abortion: Stories Women Tell” avoids politics, instead letting women share accounts of how they coped with governmental restrictions on the procedure.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE


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Comments of the Week: Know Your History

The week that included the country’s birthday brought to Truthdig’s comment boards a host of history lessons and discussions that ranged far beyond the material taught in schools.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



Abortion Rights Find Strong Champions Among the Clergy

The news media are not presenting a complete picture. For generations, many ministers have stood with people making difficult choices about their reproductive lives.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



The Supreme Court Makes Herstory

With hundreds of abortion restriction bills in play around the country, this week’s landmark victory in a Texas battle over the issue is cause for celebration, but not rest.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE



Game Changer: The Best Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision

After the court handed a sweeping victory to abortion rights advocates, there was a torrent of analysis on what it means and what comes next.

Posted on Jun 29, 2016 READ MORE



Sentenced to Motherhood

Dawn Porter’s “Trapped”—which airs June 20 on PBS—explores the effects of restrictive abortion laws in Texas and other parts of the country.

Posted on Jun 12, 2016 READ MORE



Attorney in Supreme Court Abortion Battle Outlines Just What’s at Stake

As the Supreme Court considers its stance on the contentious Texas law, Stephanie Toti, senior counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights, weighs in on how it has affected women’s health care.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE



Antonin Scalia’s Death Bolsters the Hopes of Abortion-Rights Forces

Before the passing of the hard-right justice created the possibility of a dramatic shift in the Supreme Court, there was fear that Roe v. Wade would be undercut in a pending case. Now beleaguered rights proponents are looking to Justice Anthony Kennedy to swing the ideologically divided bench their way.

Posted on Mar 2, 2016 READ MORE



Everything You Need to Know About the Planned Parenthood Videos

A reading guide to the Planned Parenthood videos and what has happened since their release last summer.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE



Ben Carson Says He’s Against Abortion in All Cases, Makes Slavery Comparison

The Republican presidential candidate isn’t shy about making comparisons with slavery in order to draw attention to present-day socio-political issues in America, and during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, he invoked that historical disgrace once again in reference to abortion.

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 READ MORE



‘We Are Not Ashamed’: How Abortion Providers Are Pushing Back Against Stigma and Intimidation

“It is time for all of us to stand up and say what we do is good,” says the director of the Allentown Women’s Center in Bethlehem, Pa., one of the many independent providers speaking up for the social value of abortion care—without apology.

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 READ MORE



When It Comes to World Peace, Don’t Look to Sanders for Progress

His stated policy position is not meaningfully pro-peace, he seeks a more dominant Saudi Arabia in the Mideast and he seems remarkably uncaring to people who don’t carry a nice blue U.S. passport.

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Aug 5, 2015 ENLARGE


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Posted on Aug 1, 2015 ENLARGE



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Pro-Choice Protesters to Rally in Paraguay After Child Rape Victim Is Denied Abortion

The Catholic country in which, on average, two children under the age of 16 give birth each day, is facing backlash after authorities ordered a 10-year-old victim of sexual abuse to carry out her pregnancy.

Posted on May 28, 2015 READ MORE



Why Ireland’s ‘Yes’ Vote Matters So Much

There is much more to be done before Ireland can make wider claims to equality, but the long-time-coming sexual rights revolution is finally changing the nation’s landscape of Catholic morality.

Posted on May 26, 2015 READ MORE



A New Model in the Fight for Abortion Rights

The dramatic reversals this month of anti-gay laws in Indiana and Arkansas may offer a path for the pro-abortion-rights movement. The lesson from the LGBT community is clear: Find new allies and make noise. Lots more noise.

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Apr 20, 2015 ENLARGE



GOP’s Libertarians Aren’t All That Libertarian

A funny thing is happening on the way to the Republican primaries: The whole notion of small government libertarianism has been hijacked by politicians who often represent the opposite.

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 READ MORE



Boycott Indiana—for Imprisoning a Woman Who Miscarried

It’s baffling why the outrage over the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act isn’t carrying over to the case of Purvi Patel.

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 READ MORE



Comprehensive Study Shows Abortions Are ‘Very Safe’ and Far Less Risky Than Giving Birth

Despite the fact that officials all over the U.S. feel the need to regulate abortion as though it were a pernicious procedure, a study by UC San Francisco researchers shows that complications rarely occur after an abortion.

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 READ MORE



Two Extreme Anti-Abortion Amendments Bite the Dust

An abortion measure in North Dakota that had raised concern among opponents about in vitro fertilization and end-of-life care failed after being 17 points up in polls.

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 READ MORE



New, Condom-Free Birth Control for Men Could Soon Be a Reality

Soon, men may be able to shoulder the burden of contraception without the finality of vasectomy or the muss and fuss of condoms.

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 READ MORE



It’s Time for Ireland to Stop Punishing Pregnant Women

For Ireland’s women, the culture of shame still lingers in the country’s archaic reproductive rights stance.

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 READ MORE



In Matters of Abortion, the Personal Is Political, Especially for Women of Color

Several years ago I accompanied a close friend who was visiting the U.S. to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Southern California.

Posted on May 1, 2014 READ MORE



Why the Biggest Winners in the Hobby Lobby Case May Be the Koch Brothers

We may not get a Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cases that challenge the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate until the end of June, but it’s probably not too early to project the biggest winners in the cases: brothers Charles and David Koch.

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 READ MORE



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Women as Incubators: How a Texas Law Is Keeping a Brain-Dead Patient Alive to ‘Save’ Fetus

A week after Thanksgiving, Marlise Munoz had a suspected pulmonary embolism in Fort Worth, Texas. That would be the end of the tragic story if it weren’t for the fact that at the time her brain waves stopped she was 14 weeks pregnant. In the Lone Star State, that’s enough to keep a person alive against her will.

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 READ MORE


Protecting Life









Posted on Oct 30, 2013 ENLARGE



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Latin America’s Behind on Women’s Reproductive Rights

While other parts of the world were witnessing the growth of feminist movements, many South American countries were fighting dictatorships. For this reason, and thanks to the governments’ strong ties with the Catholic Church, many women are still denied the right to an abortion in Latin America.

Posted on Sep 2, 2013 READ MORE



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Abortion Clinics Shutting Down Thanks to Pointless Politics

The procedure, already rife with stigma because of government restrictions and the anti-choice movement, is becoming increasingly inaccessible to women who choose to exercise their reproductive rights.

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 READ MORE


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Posted on Apr 18, 2013 ENLARGE



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Texas Judge Allows Ban on Planned Parenthood Funding

Texas can cut funding to qualified doctors and clinics that advocate for abortion rights for poor women, a state district judge ruled Monday.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 READ MORE


Sarah Silverman Pro-Choice Video Tells ‘Bros’ to Stand Up for the Ladies

“Listen to me, bros,” comedian Silverman says. “If you love your mother and your sister, and if you ever want to see a vagina ever again, I got a couple rules for you.”

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Nov 3, 2012 ENLARGE



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Romney’s ‘Etch A Sketch’ Abortion Positions

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney “reaffirmed” his staunch pro-life position Wednesday, saying his stance on the hot-button issue hasn’t changed. At least not since he became pro-life midway through his political career.

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Eve Ensler Responds to Todd Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

Eve Ensler, the woman behind “The Vagina Monologues,” had some harsh words for GOP Missouri Rep. Todd Akin about his comments on “legitimate rape” and abortion. What makes her perspective different from the countless others who have criticized Akin is that she herself is a rape survivor.

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 READ MORE


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Posted on Mar 13, 2012 ENLARGE



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Virginia Legislators Put ‘Personhood’ Bill on Hold

It’s been a big week for all things prenatal in the Virginia Legislature. Earlier we saw the resolution of the controversy over a bill that would have required women in the Old Dominion to undergo invasive ultrasound procedures before having abortions, and Thursday, the state Senate made another big decision about reproductive law, at least for the time being.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 READ MORE



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Mississippi Legislators Decide When Life Begins

Conservative types sure are liberal about whom, or what, they’re willing to call a person. Hey, corporations are people too! And according to Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and other like-minded state legislators, so is a fertilized egg.

Posted on Nov 4, 2011 READ MORE



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DNC Taps Wasserman Schultz as Chair

The Democratic National Committee has picked Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as its new chair—a choice that Politico frames as one to rally the party base rather than court voters on the fence as the DNC gears up for campaign 2012.

Posted on Apr 5, 2011 READ MORE


Laura Bush

Laura Bush Disagreed With Dubya on Gay Marriage, Abortion

Who knew that while George W. Bush held office at the White House, a supporter of gay marriage and abortion rights lurked under the same roof? That would be his wife, Laura Bush, who told Larry King and his shiny suspenders ... (continued)

Posted on May 12, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN



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Democrat Stupak Won’t Run Again

Bart Stupak, the Michigan congressman who led the charge against President Obama’s health care bill on the grounds that it might allow tax money to pay for abortions, has decided he will not run for re-election in 2010.

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 READ MORE


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Pseudo-Reality Web Show Zooms In on Abortion Issue

Would any pregnant woman want American viewing audiences to decide whether she should keep or abort her baby? Luckily, even the producers of the new Web-based show “Bump” know that that kind of programming wouldn’t fly, but they did go so far as to dramatize that idea by using actors in various prenatal scenarios to stage their stories for an online voting audience.

Posted on Feb 2, 2010 READ MORE


Senate Debate to Focus on Abortion

The health care reform bill that made it through the House of Representatives last month didn’t exactly win rave reviews from the pro-choice camp, and now it’s the Senate’s turn to have it out over whether government-subsidized health care should ever include coverage for abortions and, if so, under what circumstances that should be allowed.

Posted on Dec 7, 2009 READ MORE


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Reuters

Tiller’s Clinic to Close

Was the murder of Kansas doctor George Tiller an act of terrorism? In a move sparked by fear, Tiller’s family has decided to close the clinic, one of the few remaining places in the U.S. that performed late-term abortions.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009 READ MORE


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AP photo / Gerald Herbert

Obama Sparks Abortion Protests at Notre Dame

President Barack Obama attempted the impossible during his commencement speech at Notre Dame University in Indiana on Sunday: He asked those on both sides of the abortion debate to “join hands in common effort.”

Posted on May 17, 2009 READ MORE


Giuliani a Planned Parenthood Donor

Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani is standing firm on his pro-choice platform as he owns up to his $900 donation to reproductive health organization Planned Parenthood in the 1990s.  The former New York City mayor spoke Tuesday on Laura Ingraham’s radio show, telling the right-wing pundit his donation was “consistent with” his politics.

Posted on May 9, 2007 READ MORE


Top Court’s Choice Not Pro-Choice

In a ruling that supports President Bush’s abortion politics, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of the ban on partial-birth abortions that Bush pushed and Congress approved in 2003.  The Court’s move struck some pro-choice proponents as the (further) politicization of a woman’s personal, and medical, decision.

 

Posted on Apr 18, 2007 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Taking ‘Choice’ Out of Pro-Choice

The sad drama of a 19-year-old whose parents allegedly attempted to force her to have an abortion refocuses the question of what, exactly, constitutes “choice.”

Posted on Sep 20, 2006 READ MORE


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From The Onion

Antiabortion Blogger Mistakes Onion Column for Real Deal

The proprietor of a pro-life blog railed with righteous indignation against a column from The Onion titled “I’m Totally Psyched About This Abortion!” Apparently lines from the column like “I seriously cannot wait for all the hemorrhaging and the uterine contractions” didn’t tip the blogger off to the column’s satirical intent—and he has since become the laughingstock of the blogosphere.

  • (Salon article; reg. req’d)
  • (Onion column)

  • Posted on Jul 14, 2006 READ MORE


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