By Carole Joffe This post originally appeared at RHRealityCheck. Here are some things that have occurred in the immediate aftermath of the tragic slaughter of children and their teachers in Newtown, Connecticut: More signatures on a petition calling for gun...
Unlike many of the challenges abortion providers face, "A natural disaster at least is something we can cope with and then it’s over.”
Carole Joffe honors those whose perseverance in the face of incredible pressure continue to fight for women's reproductive freedoms.
A recent opinion piece in USA Today is a move toward wider support in the medical community for abortion providers.
When does the Christian Right not like prayer? When those praying are faithful supporters of a woman's right to choose.
Despite recent "wins" in the war over contraception, the abortion wars are still raging, at the expense of women's health.
What about abortion gives it staying power as the central issue in domestic politics, even in the period of the worst economic situation since the Great Depression of the 1930s?
The Obama administration overruled the FDA's recommendation to make Plan B an over-the-counter for teenagers. Carole Joffe looks at how this decision echoes earlier restrictions.
There is another 99 percent group in our country, distinct from but inextricably entwined with the now more familiar 99 percent evoked by Occupy Wall Street.
Carole Joffe looks at how one target of anti-choice bullying used his opponents' tactics to strike back.
When politicians lie about health care issues it puts people at risk.
Governor Rick Perry presides over a state in which 25 percent of men have no health insurance, and he's pushed to de-fund family planning.
The former first lady was never shy about expressing her views, but a Republican First Lady openly supporting the right to abortion would be unthinkable today.
While fights over funding for women's health rage in our nation's capitol and state houses across the country, a more violent threat persists for abortion providers.
It's not just the worker's rights: women's reproductive rights are also under attack in Wisconsin.
How did an organization that was supported by Barry Goldwater and Harry Truman become demonized by the GOP? Carole Joffe looks at the politics of defunding Planned Parenthood.
Carole Joffe looks at the broader issues at stake for reproductive health when "rogue clinics" are allowed to operate.
Beacon authors respond to global challenges.
One year after the killing of Dr. George Tiller, Carole Joffe looks at his important legacy.
Carole Joffe expresses her concern over the violence aimed at politicians in the wake of the passage of the health care bill, but points out that violence and intimidation are not a new tactic for anti-abortion protesters.