Abortion

Donald Trump broke a lot of campaign promises, but he kept his word on abortion

By Carter Sherman on Apr 26, 2017<p>President Trump has changed his mind or failed to follow through on many campaign promises in his first 100 days in office, but there’s at least one pledge he’s kept: to limit access to abortion.<p>Early on in his campaign, Trump often switched on his stance on …

Rights & Freedoms

Judge strikes down Louisiana abortion law: unconstitutional

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have permission to admit patients to a nearby hospital, citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision against a similar Texas law.<p>U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ruled Wednesday in Baton Rouge. …

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Irish people have dared to speak on abortion. Our government must listen

The story was that abortion could be tolerated in only the most limited of circumstances. Then 99 members of the public were asked what they thought<p>In 1916, when revolutionaries were putting the final touches to the proclamation of independence, the manifesto of the Irish state, there was one …

Women's News

Is there a place for pro-life people in the Democratic coalition?

Can you be a Democrat and also hold pro-life views?<p>That old debate has broken out once again, as Democrats mobilize to win special elections taking …

Rights & Freedoms

How Women Around The Country Raised Over $1 Million For Local Abortion Funds

Who knew bowling could be so philanthropic?<p>NEW YORK CITY ― As the Trump administration continues its attempts to clamp down on reproductive rights, women across the U.S. are taking matters of reproductive justice into their own hands.<p>They are running for office, crowding local town hall meetings, …

Women's News

The world knows the bitter truth about abortion

Brennan Linsley, Associated Press filePro-choice counter-protesters hold signs supporting a woman’s right to choose abortion, as nearby anti-abortion …

Women's News

'I am a criminal. What is my crime?': the human toll of abortion in Afghanistan

When Maryam had an abortion, her husband beat and humiliated her. Her story is not unusual in Afghanistan, yet illegal, unsafe terminations are on the rise<p>As a newlywed, Maryam’s husband promised to let her finish her university degree. Then she got pregnant, and everything changed.<p>“For a week, I …

Women's News

Democrats Leave No Space for Abortion Opponents

Senator Bernie Sanders is not usually considered a moderating force within the Democratic Party, but at the moment he is playing that role on abortion policy.<p>It’s not that he has any pro-life sympathies: He has been co-sponsoring the Freedom of Choice Act as a senator for more than two decades. But …

Bernie Sanders

Why Abortion Is the Most Progressive Economic Issue

The Democrats’ unity tour fractured into disunity almost immediately after it began. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont refused to say whether Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate trying to win a typically Republican district in Georgia while being outspoken in support of abortion rights, counts as …

Women's News

Democrats Have Been Terrible at Talking About Abortion Since Long Before Bernie Sanders Got Here

The word “abortion” first appeared in the Democratic Party Platform in 1976, three years after <i>Roe v. Wade</i> made the procedure legal in every state. …

Bernie Sanders

Rubicon crossed in Ireland's abortion debate

The Citizens’ Assembly, set up to examine Ireland’s abortion law, has made more radical suggestions than many would expect. But political attitudes may see the report fall on deaf ears. Gavan Reilly reports from Dublin.<p>There was almost a shocked silence in the room at the Grand Hotel in Malahide on …

Rights & Freedoms

Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary

DENVER (AP) — Tuesday marks 50 years since a groundbreaking Colorado law significantly loosened tight restrictions on legal abortions.<p>Before the law, Colorado — like many states — allowed abortions only if a woman's life was at stake.<p>In 1967, a Democratic freshman state lawmaker introduced a bill …

Fifty years ago, Colorado became the first state to legalize abortion

Denver, Colo., Apr 25, 2017 / 03:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- April 25 marks 50 years since Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to legalize …

Marijuana

Hispanic Americans must stand against abortion

It’s time for the Hispanics to rise up and call for an end to the scourge of abortion in our communities. Year after year, about 22 percent to 25 …

Rights & Freedoms

Tennessee AG to defend abortion bill if it becomes law

The Tennessee attorney general's office says it would defend an amended abortion bill in court if it becomes law, despite previously calling the …

Rights & Freedoms

Brazil: Court Reviewing Criminalization of Abortion

(Sao Paulo) – Criminalization of abortion is incompatible with Brazil’s human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said today in filing amicus …

Rights & Freedoms

'Abortion doulas' offer support to women with nowhere else to turn

Halifax social worker trains volunteers to support people ending their pregnancies<p>Five years ago, Halifax social worker Shannon Hardy began driving …

Pregnancy

You Won't Believe What Happens to a Man's Political Beliefs When His Wife Earns More Than Him

The belief that men have to be the breadwinners in their relationships is still pretty present today. But what happens to a man when his wife earns …

Marriage

How America feels about abortion

When Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez declared Friday that “every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” he instantaneously stirred up a completely predictable furor. The issue was raised because of Sen. …

Politics

Latest: Minnesota House passes tougher abortion restrictions

The Latest on Minnesota lawmakers deciding whether to increase abortion restrictions (all times local):<p>7:35 p.m.<p>Republican lawmakers passed two bills …

Equality

Ireland Just Reached A "Milestone" In Its Fight To Legalise Abortion

A referendum edges closer after a group of members of the public assembled by the Irish government voted overwhelmingly to allow abortion for a wide range of reasons.<p>Posted on April 24, 2017, 14:21 GMT<p>Clodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters<p>Demonstrators in Dublin take part in a protest against Ireland's …

Eighth Amendment

Nancy Pelosi says it's possible to be an anti-abortion rights Democrat

Nancy Pelosi has just become many progressives' new problematic fave.<p>On Sunday morning's <i>Meet the Press</i>, the House Minority Leader told host Chuck …

Nancy Pelosi

Texas Republicans Try To Do To LGBTQ Rights What They Did To Abortion Access

And "often, the far-right strategies in Texas are exported to other states," one activist says.<p>WASHINGTON ― Texas lawmakers have a history of finding ways to get around landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions. They tested Roe v. Wade by dramatically restricting abortion rights in the state, …

Equality

This Is Why Democratic Women Are So Mad At Bernie Sanders Right Now

Senator Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat, he’s an Independent. But he’s definitely emerged as one of the leading voices for the Democratic party in …

Bernie Sanders

Durbin: Dems can think what they want, but are required to support abortion in policy

Durbin: Dems can <i>think</i> what they want, but are required to support abortion in policy<p>posted at 4:31 pm on April 24, 2017 by Ed Morrissey<p>It’s not …

Bernie Sanders

Abortion is about economic justice

Restrictions on abortion perpetuate economic inequality.<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took a firestorm of criticism over the weekend for campaigning for …

Rights & Freedoms

A Loss in the Courts Won't Stop Missouri's Anti-Abortion Wave

For decades, Missouri has embarked on a quest to eliminate abortion access. Earlier this year, state legislators filed some 14 anti-abortion …

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HOA bill proposal hearing held in Texas House

<b>HOUSTON</b> - Some homeowners said the fines and fees tacked onto their Homeowners Association dues are unfair, and now the state legislature is …

Real Estate

Democratic Strategist: We Can’t ‘Purify Ourselves Into Irrelevance’ Over Abortion

On MSNBC this morning, <b>Lis Smith</b> warned her fellow Democrats that their party risks being a coastal party instead of a national one if they purge …

Politics

On John Paul 2's Consistent Ethic of Life

I am tired of single issue pro-lifers hijacking the words of Pope John Paul. Let’s call the following the ‘maximum determination’ fallacy. It goes …

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