Search Results for "abortion" : 18

by / on May 4, 2011 at 3:52 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Healthcare, Issue, Women's Rights

A War on Women

…thood is overtly purported to be a means of rectifying an existing ethical dilemma: forcing Americans to finance abortion services through their tax contributions. However, as The Nation columnist Katha Pollitt notes, not a single penny from federal spending originally allocated for Planned Parenthood could have gone toward abortion services since the 1976  passage of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of all federal money for abortions…

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by / on April 20, 2015 at 6:28 pm / in Domestic, Judicial

The People’s Constitution: How Shifts in Public Opinion Affect the Supreme Court

…s the country – several states had adopted the American Law Institute’s Model Penal Code approach, which allowed abortion at any state of a pregnancy to protest a woman’s physical or mental health. Only four states allowed first-trimester abortions without substantial restrictions, but public support for elective abortion was rising steadily and rapidly. Roe seemed like a decisive, game-changing victory for women, and it was. But Justice Ginsburg…

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by / on April 2, 2005 at 12:24 pm / in Congress, Interview, Women's Rights

Ellen Malcolm

…community would work with us on family planning issues and sensible sex education issues to reduce the need for abortions. They consistently back away from that, and you see now the rate of abortions actually going up in the Bush Administration when it was going down in the Clinton Administration. So I think that Sen. Clinton talked about the need to build bridges over there, and I wish the anti-choice community would come over and work with us…

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by / on November 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Grand Old Problem

…rcent Democratic in any given election). Romney likewise adopted the party policies of opposing gay marriage and abortion (although he differed from the official party platform in that he argued for exceptions for abortion in the case of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is threatened). While both sides of the abortion debate still seem to be more or less evenly matched, gay marriage is quite another story – the tide has turned on the issue…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:08 am / in Domestic, Student Stump, Women's Rights

Righting Women’s Rights

…nt women to be able to have as many opportunities in their lives as men do, they must have access to safe, legal abortions. No one actively desires an abortion, but accidents do happen. Condoms break and birth control pills occasionally fail. And as for those conservatives who say that women should not be having sex in the first place? In response to them, we note the lack of reliable evidence to support abstinence-only education’s role in reduci…

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by / on September 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Shared Hypocrisy of Rahm and Barnard

by from Wikimedia Commons A women’s college president demanding drastic cuts to maternity leave for employees? Obama’s former chief of staff attempting to ram through more racist school reform in what some already call an apartheid school system? How can these folks, whom we expect to be leaders in the fight to end sexism and racism, be the ones behind these attacks? The first thing to do is to look at the facts. The office workers an…

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by / on December 17, 2006 at 9:58 am / in Domestic, Election

Left on Main Street

by I was heading out the door after making a speech in Defiance, Ohio — a quaint, charming town deep in the state’s northwest corner — when a middle-aged man in faded jeans and a hunting jacket stopped me and extended his hand. “Excuse me, Ms. Brown,” he said. “I just wanted to let you know that I’m a registered Republican.” Given that my father, Sherrod Brown, is a longtime Ohio politician and a longer-time Democrat, such an introduct…

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by / on September 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

(First) Ladies First

by photo from Wikimedia Commons Behind every president, with the exception of James Buchanan, there has been a strong first lady helping her husband deal with the pressure and problems inherent in running the country. On July 18, 1940, Eleanor Roosevelt became the first first lady to give a speech at a national nominating convention. This front and center, national level appearance on behalf of FDR, during her husband’s third ca…

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Healthcare

American In-Gene-uity

by A recent development in human genetic engineering has shaken the scientific and medical communities: A newly presented in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique involves the creation of a fertilized human egg with half of its nuclear DNA from one mother, the other half from the father, and the mitochondrial DNA from a second mother. Thus, the produced zygote and eventual fully-grown child would in a very unambiguous sense have three d…

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by / on September 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm / in Latin America, Web Columnists, World

New Politics and the Brazilian Presidential Election

by “Brazilian National Congress” by Eurico Zimbres – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons The next president of the largest South American economy, Brazil, will be a woman. The two major contenders in the election are Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (PT) and Marina Silva of the Socialist Party (PSB). It is very likely that neither candidate will gain the 50%…

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