She The People: abortion

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Pro-choice and pro-conscience in Grand Rapids

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, an inter-generational group of 12 women has mobilized around a "pro-conscience" platform. And they're getting traction across party lines.

By Delia Lloyd  |  06:03 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anti-abortion legislation, betty ford, Grand Rapids, rosa parks, Stop the War on Women, Stop the War on Women Grand Rapids, War on Women

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Todd Akin: Another gaffe

Can we trust the candidate to do a good job in office?

By Diana Reese  |  02:40 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Missouri, U.S. Senate race, conservative women, Phyllis Schlafly, abortion, legitimate rape, women for Todd Akin, war on women, birth control, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Shauna Prewitt on protecting the children of rape

Shauna Prewitt wants laws to terminate rapist-fathers' rights and for society to learn the truth about the typical rape.

By Diana Reese  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rape, abortion, adoption, pregnancy, rapist father, paternal rights, pro-life, pro-choice, rape-conceived child

Posted at 08:54 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Todd Akin: The GOP's Thorn In Tampa

By Suzi Parker  |  08:54 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Akin, Sarah Palin, Sarah Steelman, GOP, abortion, Missouri, Mike Huckabee, Claire McCaskill

Posted at 12:12 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Nancy Brinker’s Komen shakeup too little and way too late

Once a brilliant marketing strategist, she still hasn’t addressed some basic questions about the decision to defund Planned Parenhood.

By Lori Stahl  |  12:12 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nancy Brinker, Susan G. Komen, abortion, communicationis crisis

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012

No Fluke: Obama needs Colorado's women voters

Colorado women helped Obama win in 2008, and they may be even more crucial in his race against Mitt Romney.

By Sandra Fish  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Sandra Fluke, Ken Buck, Michael Bennet, birth control, abortion, personhood, Colorado, elections 2012

Posted at 08:50 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Outside Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, a neighborhood ponders its starring role

SHE THE PEOPLE | Black tarp covers the windows, blocking the view of both patients and protestors.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:50 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion clinic, Mississippi, Phil Bryant, protest, Jackson, Medgar Evers, personhood

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Condoleezza Rice: Let the abortion backlash begin

A brilliant, black woman from the South who has worked in two presidential administrations – what’s not to like? Well, if you’re a die-hard conservative, her pro-choice stance.

By Suzi Parker  |  01:16 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condoleezza Rice, Mitt Romney, abortion, Susan B. Anthony List, Sarah Palin, NAACP

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 06/18/2012

‘Vagina Monologues’ on steps of Michigan statehouse

Eve Ensler’s show will be performed on the statehouse steps in answer to the reproach of a representative who used the word ‘vagina’ on the House floor.

By Diana Reese  |  06:59 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  vagina, The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler, Michigan, Michigan House, Lisa Brown, Barb Byrum, Jim Stamas, abortion, HB 7511

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 06/01/2012

Are ‘sex-selective abortions’ a choice?

The failed Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act would’ve punished doctors with up to five years in prison for performing abortions because parents want a child of the other sex.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:43 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sex selective abortions, abortion rights, Democrats, Republicans

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Only three in 10 women think a war on women exists

By Suzi Parker  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  war on women, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, reproductive health, abortion rights, economy

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Botched abortion raises new ethical quandaries

A botched abortion leads to a healthy baby, a doctor ordered to pay what amounts to child support — and several moral quandaries.

By Delia Lloyd  |  12:31 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, botched abortion, spanish abortion law, ethics of abortion

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Why Chen fights, and why U.S. abortion rights supporters should care

By definition, forced abortion is not a choice. It’s violent, humiliating and a practice that those on all sides of the abortion issue should strongly condemn.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:10 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mei Shunping, Chen Guangcheng, forced abortion, Chinese dissident, China, one-child policy, human rights, Chris Smith

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Deb Fischer’s win should not erase the discussion of the war on women

The war on women isn’t simply about female candidates ousting their male counterparts. It’s much more than that.

By Suzi Parker  |  03:27 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deb Fischer, war on women, Bob Kerrey, Nebrasaka, abortion rights, equal rights amendment, 2012

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Bev Perdue: ‘Women have to be vigilant’

“And no matter what religious or moral background you come from, no one has the right to put discrimination of any kind into our Constitution.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bev perdue, north carolina, same-sex marriage, women's summit, abortion, education

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 04/10/2012

The lady on the ladder, and other abortion stereotypes

Those who oppose abortion are routinely depicted as some combo of unhinged and hypocritical, and abortion providers as virtuous and brave.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:25 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, media, Frank Bruni, Cecile Richards, Sandra Fluke

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Women set Rick Perry's Facebook page on fire

SHE THE PEOPLE | Thousands of women are facetiously seeking his advice on menstrual matters.

By Lori Stahl  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, Planned Parenthood, abortion, Obama

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 03/12/2012

‘Doonesbury’ on ultrasound as rape

SHE THE PEOPLE | Garry Trudeau seemingly has no qualms about diving into the abortion debate.

By Delia Lloyd  |  06:59 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau, transvaginal ultrasounds, Texas abortion law, abortion laws

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Abortion research: Is it ever unbiased?

Whatever your political proclivities, you might balk when confronted with data that don’t support your ideological priorities.

By Delia Lloyd  |  04:38 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, abortion research, abortion and mental health, abortion laws

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/05/2012

‘After-birth abortion’: Can they be serious?

“We claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be.’’

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  after-birth abortion, abortion debate

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/14/2012

A valentine for Komen

In today’s super-charged partisan era, fence-straddling is no longer an option, and even a charity has no safe place to sit.

By Lori Stahl  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nancy Brinker, Susan G. Komen, abortion, Planned Parenthood

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Komen’s Planned Parenthood decision all about politics

COLUMN | Komen founder Nancy Brinker has strong Republican ties, and Cecile Richards, who leads Planned Parenthood, has strong Democratic Party ties.

By Lori Stahl  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Komen cuts funding to Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, abortion, contraception, mammograms, breast screenings, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Nancy Brinker, breast cancer, breast cancer research, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Ann Richards