In a vote Thursday, Colorado Senate rejected an amendment, sponsored by Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) and Laura Woods (R-Westminster) that would have deleted funding for a state-run program credited with decreasing the teen pregnancies and abortions by over 35 percent.
In Donald Trump's vision for the country, abortion rather than adultery represents the new sin. His version of punishment could be as simple as printing women's names in local newspapers, the journalistic equivalent of a humiliating three-hour display in the town square.
To be clear, Ohio's HB 135 and Indiana's HB 1337 use sympathy and pity toward a minority group as a tool to garnish rights from a large swath of the general population: ALL women. However, these regulations victimize people who live with Down syndrome even more than people who don't.
Hillary Clinton's or Sanders' election as president might well ensure a left of center bent on the Supreme Court. But even a flip of the Senate into Democratic hands would not unshackle residents in many states from regressive laws enacted by state legislatures and signed by doctrinaire conservative governors.
Donald Trump, shooting from the hip, suggested that since abortion is murder, women who have abortions should be punished accordingly. But the people who want to make abortion illegal have just been "outed" for a profound inconsistency.
Reporters should put Silverman's line of questioning to all candidates, not just those vying to take on Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, as the election season heats up. It would help people understand what's at stake if abortion were to be outlawed or restricted. And what candidates think about it.
Being a decent parent takes hard work and a lot of energy. Some folks might have more tools, resources and energy to give to multiple children. But I don't, or at least I didn't at the time. Acknowledging that fact about myself allowed me to make what was ultimately the best decision for my family.
The Missouri legislature is currently considering the enactment of legislation that would define frozen embryos as human life.
Whether you support Bernie or Hillary, how many of you want Republicans to abolish freedom of reproductive choice? I thought so. But here's the kicker -- in much of the country, the GOP already has.
It is time for all of us to get off our moralistic, preachy high horses and start using fundamental common sense. Religious liberty cannot be a cover for bigotry, and nobody's rights trump the rights of everyone else.
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The Donald has a point: if abortion ought to be illegal, why shouldn't the woman who get one be guilty of a crime? And why hasn't the pro-life movement advocated for punishing a woman who gets an abortion?
In a sense, Donald Trump is correct that women who have abortions if the procedure is banned should face "some sort of punishment." Before you misconstrue my opinion, please note that I have always been an advocate of pro-choice.
There was a great deal of consternation last week when Donald Trump suggested that women who undergo an abortion should be incarcerated. I share that consternation. But I also feel that consternation when Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and other men (always a man, never a woman) suggest that doctors who perform an abortion should be incarcerated.
"The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."--Hillary Clinton, Meet the Press (April 3, 2016) When presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ...
I do not understand why the pro-life folks can't follow this simple argument; why they seek to avoid this compelling logic. Unless, of course, they think that women who get abortions do not know what they are doing.