Good Reasons to Oppose Parental Consent Laws

There is no limit to arguments against imposing a one-size-fits-all parental notification law on pregnant teenagers. Proponents claim it is a parents' rights bill, but opponents believe it is an anti-choice bill. The only organizational supporters of the bill are anti-abortion groups; organizations that advocate…

Respect, Not Stigmatize, Abortion

One of the greatest successes of the anti-abortion movement has been to demonize abortions, the women who have them, and the doctors who perform them. Our side has failed to portray abortion as a valid, routine, and necessary part of women's medical care that should…

The Partial Birth Abortion Act is a Fraud

by Polly Rothstein Actually, there is no such thing as partial birth abortion. It's a fraud. Abortion foes, including the Catholic Church, the Christian Coalition, Right to Life, and the Republican and Conservative Party leadership, have created a false but potent issue: outlawing partial birth…

Exposed in the Supreme Court: lies about ‘partial birth abortion’

By Thomas Oliphant, Globe Columnist, 5/1/2000WASHINGTON The State of Nebraska got caught red-handed here last week. The exposure was technically legal in nature, and because it was before the Supreme Court there was enough of a veneer of gentility to cushion the blow's humiliating severity.…

Punching the air: Explaining opposition to banning “partial birth abortions”

May 25, 1998 By Polly Rothstein Opposing a ban on so-called "partial birth abortion" (PBA) is like arguing about a giant winged dragon: the dragon doesn’t exist. Nonetheless, people believe "partial birth abortion" exists and occurs late in pregnancy and should be outlawed. But "partial…

Dr James

Excerpt from The Worst of Times: Illegal Abortion-Survivors, Practitioners, Coroners, Cops, and Children of Women Who Died Talk About Its Horrors, ed. Patricia G. Miller, 1993. During my medical training, I saw women being treated for septic abortion, and as a resident I took care…

Court’s Abortion Ruling Undercuts Roe

The Supreme Court's decision Wednesday upholding a law banning some abortions after 12 weeks, without a health exception, dismayed reproductive health advocates. By Stevens and Bowen, WeNews correspondents April 19, 2007 - The Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday upholding a federal abortion ban sent a wave…

Ginsburg’s Dissent May Yet Prevail

The justice argues that equality, not privacy, is crucial in the abortion right. By Cass R. Sunstein,Chicago Law School April 20, 2007 - IN THE LONG RUN, the most important part of the Supreme Court's ruling on "partial-birth" abortions may not be Justice Anthony M.…

My Turn: I Had That Now-Banned Abortion

I needed that now-banned procedure known as 'partial-birth' abortion. Why the Supreme Court's decision to outlaw it was a dark day for American women. By Ilene Jaroslaw, President/Chairwoman, Newsweek April 23, 2007 April 23, 2007 - It was Friday afternoon at nursery school and Simone…