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In South Dakota, prochoicers are fighting back with a bipartisan
initiative challenging the abortion ban and a grassroots effort
that has put progressive Native American women on the ballot.

Before the South Dakota legislature passed landmark legislation banning
abortion, it commissioned an objective study of the issue. The result,
a flawed and one-sided report, could fuel the fight to challenge the
law in court.

In his captivating new book Absolute Convictions, Eyal Press explores the links between his hometown's post-Vietnam decline and its emergence as a battlefield in the national crusade against abortion.

Relishing Samuel Alito's impact on the Supreme Court, pro-life bloggers
are already laying strategies to win hearts and minds in a transformed
legal landscape.

As prochoicers seek to reframe their arguments, injecting more moralism
into the antiabortion debate will not keep abortion legal and
accessible.

What's at stake for women if Samuel Alito is confirmed to the US
Supreme Court? Reproductive rights are only the tip of the iceberg.

Tsunami. Hurricane. Earthquake. War. Poverty. Injustice. It's been a
tough year, but here's a list of extraordinary groups who deserve a
place on your holiday gift list.

If Samuel Alito is confirmed to the US Supreme Court, his impact on
limiting reproductive rights would be certain and swift, due to his
record and to two key abortion rights cases making their way to the
Supreme Court.

The right has ushered in a moment of cult celebrity for the pre-born.
But let's not be seduced by this idea of personhood. Remember the poor
and not-so-perfect post-born children of America? Aren't they persons,
too?

Questions for Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.: What are the
rights of an individual before the law? Are these rights any
different from what Alito views as the rights of a corporation?

Blogs

In a new ad, the Republican Senator pretends that he is pro-choice, when his record is anything but.  

September 14, 2012

In the Republican Party, being a leading lady means loving your supporting role.

September 13, 2012

Michelle Obama’s mission last night was to convince Americans that she and the president deeply understand the real challenges facing Americans today, and she aced it.

September 5, 2012

Condoleezza Rice is at the RNC, Christine Todd Whitman is in the New York Times. GOP women have a long history of cynicism.

August 30, 2012

Romney’s stance on abortion not only contradicts his earlier statements but continues to lose him women voters. 

August 27, 2012

Will Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan distance themselves from the new Republican platform, as they have from Akin?

August 22, 2012

A young woman turns the political moment into musical parody.

August 22, 2012

Yes, it does. Let’s talk about the context in which women seek abortion care—not to sort the deserving from the unworthy but to create better public policy for all.

August 21, 2012

Akin’s comments that a woman’s body will reject a pregnancy from rape would be laughable if they weren’t so dangerous.

August 20, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 16, 2012