Stories by Carole Joffe

Carole Joffe is professor of sociology at the University of California-Davis, and a senior fellow at the Longview Institute. subscribe to Carole Joffe's feed

Posted on: Apr 18, 2012, Source: RH Reality Check

Religious faith should give us strength and confidence, not guilt and shame.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2011, Source: RH Reality Check

Norway, where abortion is freely available, subsidized by the government, and apparently not stigmatized, was recently named "the world's best place to be a mother."

Posted on: May 24, 2010, Source: RH Reality Check

In many extremist anti-choice circles, full throated woman-hating never went away. But now it's entering the mainstream.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2008, Source: RH Reality Check

Prop 4 would turn physicians into cops, eroding their trust with younger, teenage patients.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2008, Source: AlterNet

John McCain's choice of Palin only intensifies concerns about his responsiveness to serious issues facing most working women.

Posted on: May 19, 2008, Source: RH Reality Check

John McCain used to positioned himself as a "maverick" in the GOP. But this election, he's embraced Republican-style extremism.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Pro-choicers need to remember we have a silent but powerful community of supporters -- and they show up in the most personal places.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Bush's deplorable response to expanding child health care represents more than a fierce opposition to government-provided services.

Posted on: May 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Rather than expressing solidarity with others experiencing unwanted pregnancies, many abortion patients take pains to distinguish themselves as different from other women getting abortions.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Restrictive laws are turning abortion hotline counselors into financial and legal advisors. And new legislation that would relieve some of the pressure has no chance of passing.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2006, Source:

The procedure is still legal. So why are dangerous illegal abortions on the rise?