Marriage equality falls along partisan lines, but it shouldn't: What Would the Founding Fathers Do?
Smart Colorado voters from all sides of the aisle voted Tuesday night to establish regulations and tax structures for the legal sale of recreational marijuana with Amendment 64.
Most recent polls put Romney ahead in Alaska, where State Representative Alan Dick wants to require a woman seeking an abortion to get written permission from the man who impregnated her.
Oregon tried and failed to prevent public funding for abortions to save the life of the mother this year; meanwhile, in California, abortion rights have been secure since Ronald Reagan.
Last Sunday, GOP hopeful John Koster added to the deluge of rape-and-abortion comments this election season. But on abortion rights, Washington state remains more liberal than Koster.
Despite the best efforts of pro-life groups in Colorado, a personhood amendment will not appear on the ballot this November 6. Is the rest of the state focused on 'social issues' like abortion?
In the Four Corners area, Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer has redefined pregnancy and Utah has banned sex-selective abortions, while New Mexico remains focused on its budget over abortion rights.
While there's been a lot of public debate and demonstration about abortion in Wyoming in the past few years, the state's legislature tends to avoid governmental intervention.
Former State Representative Rick Berg, currently running for Senate in North Dakota, voted for a bill that would have made abortion akin to homicide. Berg currently leads in the race.
Since 2005, the majority of anti-abortion legislation proposed in South Dakota has passed, creating major changes over the last decade when it comes to abortion rights in the state.
Last week, the Susan B. Anthony List announced that Bob Kerrey's views on abortion were too extreme, but do Kerrey's views really affect abortion legislation in Nebraska?
Polling results in four states voting on marriage equality this November demonstrate nationwide divisions on civil rights.
Obama wins: Pundits on the TV say because he was more right, I say because he was less mean.
Three years ago, George Tiller was assassinated in Kansas. Today, under Governor Sam Brownback, the state remains as hostile to abortion providers as ever.
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Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey introduced a bizarre piece of legislation regarding stem cell research in food preparation. And that's not all when it comes to abortion laws in the state.
The longer the U.S. stands by without intervening in Syria, the higher the chance of regional instability. On Monday, Romney and Obama will have to contend with Friday's bombing in Lebanon.
Governor Rick Perry's legislative measures when it comes to reproductive rights in Texas have been criticized for allegedly forcing women seeking abortions out of the Lone Star State.
Governor Bobby Jindal recently reassured voters concerned about abortion in the presidential election that Mitt Romney is the "only pro-life candidate." Pro-life Jindal is not alone in Louisiana.
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) lists one of NASA's critical space food research programs on his list of top 100 things to cut out of the federal budget.
While abortion didn't come up in last night's national presidential debate, states like Arkansas continue to debate and legislate what Mike Huckabee calls "a holocaust of liberalized abortion."
After Todd Akin's legitimate rape comment, many thought that he would pose no threat to Claire McCaskill in the Missouri Senate race. But could Akin's views on abortion will be legitimated?
Daily polls are frivolous, useless pieces of independent information whose only purpose is to pad the egos of the pundits quoting them.
Attention shifts to the third presidential debate on foreign policy, between Mitt Romney and President Obama at Lynn University in Florida.
Rand Paul has said, "My opponents call me libertarian but I'm pro-life." The senator's views reflect the conservative slant when it comes to abortion in Kentucky.
Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has done a lot to protect women's health in the state of Minnesota. Pro life congressional candidate Gary Boisclar is battling Democrat Keith Ellison in November.
In Thursday's VP debate, Paul Ryan linked Obamacare and birth control coverage to abortion and religious freedom. Similar arguments are being made in state courts, as Illinois demonstrates.
Iowa representative Steve King famously defended Todd Akin after his widely discussed "legitimate rape" comment. Does his stance on abortion affect the rest of the Hawkeye state?
While Mitt Romney attempts to clarify his stance on abortion, Wisconsin's Scott Walker advises Paul Ryan to "be himself." Walker has certainly been himself in promoting anti-choice legislation.
Right now, Mississippi has only one abortion clinic — and even that solitary clinic is threatened by anti-choice legislation in the state.
After Lisa Brown was kicked out of the Michigan House for saying 'vagina' in a debate about abortion, irate female politicians suggested a sex strike — maybe for good reason?
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From Sandra Fluke to Todd Akin, reproductive rights have been a hot-button issue this election season. A new social media campaign from the NWLC aims to get millennials personally involved.
The same clinic was bombed by an anti-abortion radical protester in 1998.
Abortion is as much an issue in the upcoming elections as it's ever been. But in the past four years, legislators in states like Tennessee have already been making their stances clear.
John Boehner and others who supported Ohio's controversial Heartbeat Bill show that the state has a fraught record when it comes to abortion rights.
A year ago, a Florida lawmaker told the State House that his wife would have to incorporate her uterus if all the proposed anti-choice legislation passed. What's happened in the sunshine state?
Virginia recently made headlines by shutting down its abortion clinics; while West Virginia has not done the same, many of its prominent politicians are strongly anti-choice.
The controversy over abortion clinics may be bad in Virginia, but in May, two clinics were the target of arson in Georgia. What does that say about abortion rights in the peach state?
Democrats slight edge over Republicans could be a major tipping point for social issues, including abortion, and could bode well for D.C.’s (and everyone else’s) pro-choice electorate.
Haley called rape crisis centers special interests and a distraction. Then, she vetoed them from the State budget.
Could North Carolina's Michele Presnell be the new Rick Santorum? Both believe in moral absolutes when it comes to rape and abortion, an attitude reflected in the state.
After a decision two weeks ago to shut down Virginia's existing abortion clinics, how is the state faring when it comes to women's reproductive rights?
In a millennial's secular world, some religious traditions are still meaningful.
Rick Santorum, former senator from Pennsylvania and presidential hopeful, has repeatedly and vocally supported the GOP's no abortion, no exceptions platform - but what does his home state think?
NJ Governor Chris Christie was critiqued for giving a speech at the RNC that was more about himself than Mitt Romney - but what does Christie have to say about abortion in his state?
Former Governor Eliot Spitzer called New York State "a beacon of civil rights and protection of women’s rights." New York City's progressive views on abortion extend to the whole state.
With 44 days left until the presidential election, PolicyMic's Audrey Farber will be posting a daily update on the state of abortion rights in the U.S.
On Thursday, anti-abortion protesters in Burlington protested that they were being stifled. But what's beyond the controversial buffer zones when it comes to abortion in Vermont?
Before his Thursday debate with Elizabeth Warren, MA Senator Scott Brown's abortion record was called into question. Updates on the state of abortion rights in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Rick Perry was right: abortion is a states’ right issue. As the election draws closer, check in for daily updates on the status of Roe v. Wade in all 50 states. Today: Maine and New Hampshire.
An Israeli court ruling on Rachel Corrie's 2003 death in Rafah is unfortunate but ultimately unsurprising, and only reinforces the immunity of the Israeli military on the world stage.
Until the BDS movement can break through significant political and cultural challenges, its efficacy will be severely limited.
After college and with no discernible future success, this millennial nomad has resigned herself to a life of relative failure.
Though using drones for human rights would be an excellent information-gathering tool, their use promises little tangible benefit in ending humanitarian abuses.
America has been leading a highly publicized war on preventative medicine in the field of sexual health. Reproductive rights and female sexuality are under attack.
The Khmer Rouge in Cambodia presents an opportunity to learn from history and represents an opportunity for humanitarian law to prevail.