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Lawmakers who passed the so-called partial birth abortion ban are far removed from women's lives.

More than 275 women have faced charges relating to drug use during their pregnancies.

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"No Gods, No Masters," the rallying cry of the Industrial Workers of the
World, was her personal and political manifesto.

Hawaii recently became the fifth state to make emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill, available directly from pharmacists. This is far from a small regulatory change.

Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
and 1997.

Though polls consistently show a majority of Americans supporting freedom of choice, abortion rights are facing their greatest attack since the Supreme Court decision Roe V.

"We are in a funding emergency today," read the e-mail from the New York
Abortion Access Fund.

Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.

Blogs

The strategic shift from calling women murderers to labeling them victims of abortion will never work, because we understand that in either case our health and rights are beside the point.

March 18, 2014

A reporter interviews a young woman about her contraceptive choices. 

March 18, 2014

There are countless brilliant writers and activists TED Talks could invite to speak about abortion.  

February 14, 2014

TED claims that they welcome discussion of “abortion as a social justice issue.” Let‘s hold them to it.

February 14, 2014

A Kansas bill to allow segregation against gay people shows us where the right’s conception of religious liberty leads. 

February 14, 2014

The right-wing “CookieCott” is about a lot more than Thin Mints.

February 6, 2014

A searing New Yorker story about a rogue abortion provider shows that unsafe abortion has persisted in post-Roe America—likely because of anti-abortion regulations.

February 4, 2014

The state is moving forward with a secretive overhaul of licensing requirements that place exceptional burdens on women and providers. 

January 27, 2014

The conservative Times columnist thinks liberals should agree to restrict abortion in order to fight family inequality. He’s wrong—and he probably knows it. 

January 27, 2014

Because the “War on Women” worked so well last time.

January 23, 2014