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Reframing abortion takes the issue out of its real-life context, which is the experience of women.

The Kansas senator has been grandstanding for the right for years, and now he has his sights set on the White House.

Thanks to the wonders of reproductive science, you too can have a virgin birth.

In 1992, Tony Perkins violated his oath to uphold the law. Now he
lectures Democrats on the constitution.

Antichoice activists cross another line.

Mourning the loss of "moral values" voters, Democratic leaders have been
softening the party's language on reproductive rights.

Blogs

Regardless of politics, nobody wants to wake up to the sound of “baby killers!”

February 5, 2013

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, chief sponsor of potentially the most restrictive anti-abortion bill in the country, has friends in high places. 

February 1, 2013

Jessica Valenti speaks to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Texas about anger, activism, and reproductive rights.

January 30, 2013

Katha’s readers respond to her column on Planned Parenthood’s move away from the label “pro-choice.”

January 28, 2013

On bloggingheads.tv, Nation columnist Katha Pollitt breaks down the meaning of "pro-choice" and the direction of the pro-choice movement.

January 23, 2013

Accessing an abortion has increasingly become the province of the well to do.

January 22, 2013

In the face of a continuing right-wing assault in both legislatures and clinic corridors, the only thing to do is fight back.

January 18, 2013

Days ahead of the fortieth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood's powerful video illustrates how the pro-choice and pro-life labels don’t reflect the complexity of the conversation about abortion, and the way that Americans—especially young people—think and talk about abortion today.

January 15, 2013

The state-level right-wing agenda will continue to hit poor women on all fronts.

January 8, 2013

You can save the babies or you can save the budget, but you can’t do both.

December 10, 2012