Thank God for Abortion: What’s At Stake For Black Women

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Sikivu Hutchinson: Then, as now, mainstream pro-choice activists ceded the moral high ground to the anti-abortion regime, wavering between whether to frame abortion as a matter of personal choice or as an inalienable right.

Religious Right Boycotts Girl Scout Cookies

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Rev. Irene Monroe: The abortion issue is the Religious Right’s ploy to hide their misogyny and homophobia cloaked as a moral imperative to protect the unborn fetus.

The Real Threat Is Still on the Theocratic Side

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Peter Laarman: The one and only arena in which government must always give way in order to guarantee free exercise is in the internal and liturgical aspects of religious life.

Unintended Consequences: Abortion and Crime

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Chauncey Bowers: The effect of abortion on crime is an example of an unintended consequence. Not all unintended consequences are bad.

The Secret Strategy Behind 20-Week Abortion Bans

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Tara Culp-Ressler: The political momentum for 20-week abortion bans is really about finding an initial foothold to chip away at Roe v. Wade.

Hope and Pause: The State of Women’s Rights

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Cathren Cohen: I actually think that the most compelling and mind-blowing work is in the consciousness raising around discussing women—fully valuing women and the work that we do.

After Failing To Pass Anti-Gay Bill, Arizona Turns Its Attention To Attacking Abortion Rights

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Attacking Abortion Rights: After Brewer’s widely publicized veto, lawmakers in Arizona advanced new legislation to attack abortion rights.

Inside the Republican War on Women

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Republican War on Women: Just when you thought an overly sexualized America couldn’t get any sillier about sex, Republicans have launched a campaign against the “contraception mandate”

ACLU Warns That Latest Push to Restrict Abortion Is an ‘Assault On Women’

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Alabama Abortion Bill: Alabama politicians are upfront about their goal of this package of legislation is to end abortion altogether.

Dee Dee Bridgewater Speaks Out About Her Illegal Abortion

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: “I remember being very humiliated, to the point that today. Thinking about it makes me want to cry.”

No, Giving Teen Girls the HPV Vaccine Does Not Encourage Them to Have Sex

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HPV Vaccine — Kahn’s study adds to a growing body of research debunking the myth that HPV vaccination encourages risky sexual behavior.

Reproductive Rights and The Golden Rule

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Anti-Abortion Zealots are laser focused on life until it becomes viable—then that “life” becomes a lazy taker.

Who Can Block Anti-Choice Onslaught?

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Anti-Choice Agenda — The anti-choice agenda diverges sharply from one of the fasting-growing demographic groups in the country: young people of color.

Could 2014 Be Huge Turning Point for Reproductive Rights?

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Reproductive Rights – After the recent assault on women’s bodily autonomy, it will take time to pull the country back to the other direction.

Next Year’s Attacks on Abortion Rights Already Underway

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Attacks on Abortion Rights — Abortion opponents across the country are already laying the groundwork for the next fights in the new year.

Abortion Can Cross Party Lines, at Least for Women

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Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The political take-home for Wendy Davis and others like her is that some Republican women may just cross over and vote Democratic.

The Culture Wars are Alive and Kickin’

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Joseph Palermo: In Texas, Governor Rick Perry, the Religious Right, and their Republican allies, following Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis’s courageous filibuster last week, are literally working overtime to criminalize women’s reproductive rights.

Illegal Abortion and ‘The Way of the World’

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Tina Dupuy: Those who want to see all abortion illegal have charged there’s a media blackout on this case. Those who’ve read the report can see this case is about the horrors of illegal abortions. What Gosnell did was not legal, hence why he’s in jail.

Is the Tea Party Over?

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Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Can the die-hard group hanging out in the kitchen keep the party going? Can Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin, and the state-level Tea Partiers keep the music playing and the drinks flowing?

GOP Losing the Latina Mom and Much More

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Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The GOP’s culture war is not only alienating Latinas, but in turn, they are also alienating the families that are politically guided by mama.

Obama and Leftists Survey — Question 2

Q2 Given the antics of the cavalcade of clowns vying for the Republican presidential nomination, what do you this election cycle? I’m not sure things would get worse than they are under Obama. The same thing that will happen if Barack Bush wins. Economic inequality will continue to increase; wars will be never ending The [...]

The GOP’s 10 Most Extreme Attacks on a Woman’s Right to Choose

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Tanya Somanader: 10 bills stood out as particularly perturbing and far-reaching efforts to stymie women’s access to abortion services, birth control, and vital health services like breast cancer screenings.

Planned Parenthood and the Rape of American Women

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Lately, the sound of galloping hooves and rustling white sheets has risen in a deafening squall from the Capitol. Like their Klan ancestors, elite white males in Congress’ political lynch mob are once again savaging communities of color. The House’s vote to gut Planned Parenthood is a criminal act against poor and working class women [...]

Scaring Us To The Polls

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Lydia Howell: To foment fear of Democrats’ allegedly “socialist” policies, Republicans “No taxes! No spending!” (except for war and prisons) cry has been amplified to an absurd degree. Of course, there also is the now standard howl: “The Muslims will get you unless we keep ‘The War On Terror’ going at home and abroad.”

America Needs a True Revolution of Values

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What can Sen. Jim DeMint, Bill O’Reilly, or Rep. Michele Bachmann teach me on the subject of values, or anything of any importance for that matter?

Just Go, Mr. Bush. Please, Just Go

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President George W. Bush will be finally leaving Washington after what seemed an eternity. He will be leaving behind a country that is poorer, weaker, more polluted, more indebted, more divided and more unequal. He soiled the U.S. Constitution and breached the wall between Church and State. The whole society is less scientifically literate and [...]

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