Roe v. Wade

America Still Has a Problem With Women Who Write About Sex

Instead of being respected for her brilliant career, when Nancy Friday died this November, her obituaries reminded me of the perils of being female …

Feminism

Roy Moore Is Not The Cure For Judicial Supremacy

One of the arguments made by serious conservatives in favor of Roy Moore – at least before his campaign was consumed by stories of sexual impropriety …

Equality

Can the ‘seamless garment’ approach to pro-life issues make a comeback in the Catholic Church?

In the run-up to this week’s meeting of U.S. bishops in Baltimore, several reporters and commentators zeroed in on the election for the chairman of …

Christianity

GOP Adds Fetus Rights to Tax Bill So We Can MAGA, or Something?

<i>Welcome to The Week in Reproductive Justice, a weekly recap of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

The 30,000-Year History of the Sex Toy

The history of the modern dildo is longer than you think (pun very much intended). As Hallie Lieberman puts it in her new book <i>Buzz: A Stimulating</i> …

Fashion

Why is the American Bar Association changing how it reviews potential judges?

Unbiased judging — untainted by animus to or special solicitude for particular groups or by personal or financial ties to litigants — is critical to the rule of law. This is entirely different from the impact of a judge’s overarching legal philosophy and views about the law. Although the American …

No Choice Video series; Bill Moyers & Company

"Although 59% of US adults say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, it is one of the most divisive issues. For 5 yrs. <b>hundreds of</b> …

Liberal View

Trump Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Appears to Have Disparaged Muslims in Message Board Posts

Brett Talley, Donald Trump’s 36-year-old nominee to a federal district court in Alabama, appears to have blogged prolifically on the message board …

Donald Trump

Roy Moore and the hypocrisy of America's evangelicals

Opinion: Evangelicals have positioned themselves as America’s moral compass for decades. But many are long due for a hard look in the mirror.<p>About 20 …

Religion

Dem Senator Asks Fed Judge Nominee About Marrying Bacon — You Read That Correctly

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), a top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, questioned a federal judge nominee Wednesday during his confirmation …

Equality

30 Dystopian Novels By and About Women

This week marks the release of Louise Erdrich’s <i>Future Home of the Living</i> <i>God</i>, a novel that envisions a world in which evolution has begun to reverse …

Books

Why Can’t More Republicans Back Doug Jones? One Word: Abortion

Liberals can’t quite accept this, but to many conservatives, what Roy Moore allegedly did is hideous—but supporting abortion rights is worse.<p>Alabama …

U.S. Politics

Joe Biden Is the Last Person the Democrats Should Run in 2020

America's favorite 'Onion' character comes with way too much baggage.<p><i>Welcome to Evesplaining, politics writer Eve Peyser's column about why everyone else is wrong and she's right.</i><p>On Monday, Joe Biden said he's "not closing the door" on a future presidential run. A new Politico/Morning Consult poll …

Joe Biden

Trump Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Appears to Have Defended “the First KKK” in Message Board Post

Brett Talley, the Alabama lawyer Donald Trump has nominated to be a federal district judge, is a 36-year-old ghosthunter who has never tried a case …

Racism

Trump Nominee Brett Talley Appears to Support 20-Year-Old Woman Having Sex with 14-Year-Old Boy

Brett Talley poses for a portrait at Holy Rood Cemetery on Dec. 2, 2014 in Washington.Matt McClain/The <i>Washington Post</i> via Getty Images <i>BuzzFeed</i> first …

Donald Trump

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On Wednesday, the Ohio Senate passed a bill banning abortions for patients who received a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Under the bill, a physician who …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Appears to Have Called Roe v. Wade “Indefensible”

Brett Talley, Donald Trump’s controversial 36-year-old judicial nominee, appears to have written prolifically on the University of Alabama fan …

Judiciary

Gloria Allred on Roy Moore's personal attacks: 'That dog won't hunt'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gloria Allred, the high-profile attorney representing an Alabama woman who claims Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager, says she's not too concerned about personal attacks from Moore and his wife.<p>"I always believe that when there are personal …

U.S. Politics

Roy Moore Only Believes That Teenagers Are ‘Children’ When They’re on Birth Control

Moore has blasted birth control access for "unmarried couples" and "children.” In other words, for girls the same age as the ones he tried to date.<p>In …

U.S. Politics

Anti-Abortion GOP Congress Shrugs as Program That Helps New Mothers Expires

Barney Frank once quipped that Republicans who call themselves pro-life “believe that life begins at conception and ends at birth.”<p>Nowhere would that …

Chuck Grassley

Democratic Candidates for Washington's 8th District Are Continuing To Distinguish Themselves

Five of these people have GOT to go. by Rich SmithOne of these people will likely face off against Dino Rossi in 2018. But who will it be? Screenshot …

Seattle

ABA committee member differs with judicial nominee Grasz on interview details during ratings process

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• ABA committee member differs with judicial…<p>ABA<p>A member of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary who interviewed federal …

Senate Republicans Shoehorn Anti-Abortion Measure Into Tax Bill

The tax break for fetuses, also in the House bill, is part of a broader effort to establish "personhood" rights and destroy Roe v. Wade.<p>Republicans are making tax reform about abortion rights.<p>A widely criticized provision that would give fetuses access to college savings plans made it into the …

News (U.S.)

First Amendment case may become proxy for abortion rights at Supreme Court

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In announcing plans to take up a challenge to California law that requires anti-abortion pregnancy centers to post information about low-cost abortion services, the Supreme Court will return to familiar yet rocky ground pitting speech rights against abortion rights. Such cases …

Judiciary

Roy Moore’s Alleged Abuse Isn’t Scandalous in Some Evangelical Circles

To those outside of the strict, fundamentalist homeschooling culture, the idea of a grown man, like Alabama’s <b>Roy Moore</b>, “pursuing” a teenage girl is …

Religion

Publicly Funded Birth Control Benefits Us All, And This Is Why

Contraceptives are, quite simply, <i>ah-mazing</i>. They are awesome and empowering, giving women (and men) control over family planning and their …

Rights & Freedoms

Last clinic standing

<b>Louisville, Kentucky (CNN) —</b> Dona Wells vividly remembers when abortions were illegal. When women had little choice after their contraceptive failed.<p>When some took their chances on dangerous abortions performed by amateurs or even themselves.<p>That could become reality again in her home state of …

Rights & Freedoms

No, Trump-Administration Policies Won’t Increase the Abortion Rate

Last month, two analysts from the think tank Third Way published an opinion piece in <i>U.S. News and World Report</i> claiming that new Trump-administration …

Conservative View

Trump Supreme Court Faces First Abortion Test

There are many conservatives who made a big tradeoff when they decided to support Donald Trump in spite of what even they would describe as …

Donald Trump

Your Reproductive Freedom Depends on Where You Live

When Alison Dreith joined NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri as executive director two years ago, she held no illusions about what lay ahead.<p>One of the most …

Rights & Freedoms