The call to reduce unintended pregnancies is the right one. What we must focus on now are the means: sex education (not abstinence-only) and universal access to contraceptive services.
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Prop 4 is part of a broader strategy by anti-choice activists to incrementally erode reproductive rights and access to quality reproductive healthcare.
While feminists believe in voting for a candidate based on what he or she will do for women, "Sarah Palin feminists" also believe that female voters will flock to Palin merely because she is a woman.
Palin's family is asking for privacy, yet the policies of Palin's party do not protect the rights of American women to making their own private decisions about unintended pregnancies.
As a society, we're willing to immunize cheats, liars, war criminals, and law breakers, but prosecute any physician who acknowledges a woman's constitutional right to seek remedy from an unwanted pregnancy.
It's surprising that more women aren't backing Obama given McCain's abysmal reproductive rights record.
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