U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (Photo credit: akin.org)

Opinion: Despite Denials Akin’s Comments Are Part GOP War On Women

Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.


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Opinion: Paul Ryan And The War on Women

If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum.



Opinion: GOP Shows True Priorities With War On Women

Instead of working on the economy the GOP has focused on denying women access to health care.


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Cardinal Dolan Lobbies Gov. Cuomo To Show Restraint On Expansion Of Abortion Rights

Dolan said he and other Catholic leaders “feel a responsibility to speak up for the baby in the womb.” He said Cuomo listened attentively, but gave them “no assurances.”



UMDNJ Nurses Win Right To Opt Out Of Abortions

A federal judge says a major New Jersey hospital and 12 nurses who claimed they were forced to assist in abortions over their religious and moral objections have reached a deal.


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NYPD: Manhattan Woman Charged With Performing Self-Abortion

Yaribely Almonte, 20, is accused of wrapping the fetus of her unborn daughter in plastic and dumping it in a garbage bin outside of her West 191st Street apartment.



Nurses Say Lawsuit Hasn’t Halted Abortion Duties At UMDNJ

A dozen nurses who object to assisting abortion procedures on religious and ethical grounds say they’re still being compelled to help with the procedures despite having filed suit against New Jersey hospital where they work.



Nurses Against Abortion Suing N.J. Hospital Requiring They Assist In The Procedures

A dozen nurses in New Jersey have filed suit against the hospital where they work because the nurses don’t want to assist during abortions.


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Opponents Push For Abstinence-Only Option In NYC Sex Ed Curriculum

Sex education is returning to New York City, but not everyone is happy with the curriculum.


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NY Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Birth Certificates For Stillborn Children

The Certificate of Still Birth Bill was first introduced in New York in 2003, but failed to pass because opponents feared it would impinge on abortion rights. The language of the bill has since been rewritten to address those concerns.


Then gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo is seen with NARAL Pro-Choice New York President Kelli Conlin (center) after he received the organization's endorsement. (credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Ex-NARAL Pro-Choice New York Chief Kelli Conlin Admits Phony Expenses

The case will be closed without jail time or probation if Conlin pays $75,000 in restitution.


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New Law Means Extra Scrutiny For Crisis Pregnancy Centers In NYC

The law’s chief sponsor, City Councilwoman Jessica Lapin, says the law demands truth in advertising.


N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

Poll: 50 Percent Support Abortion Rights In N.J.

Gov. Chris Christie brought the issue to the forefront when he spoke at an anti-abortion rally in Trenton in January.


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City Council OKs Bill Mandating Pregnancy-Center Disclosure

Advocates said the landmark legislation targeted deceptive practices in centers run by anti-abortion groups attempting to dissuade women from ending their pregnancies.


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Rally Held To Protest House Measure On ‘Planned Parenthood’ Funding

The protest in Foley Square was in reaction to a House bill that would block federal aid for the organization.