Is there any connection between the eugenics movement and the anti-choice movement? Forcing a woman to give birth -- which the anti-choice movement effectively requires -- really is not that different conceptually from preventing her from giving birth.
The anti-abortion movement has been relentless in its determination to obstruct, block, prevent or make difficult any woman's attempt to obtain an abortion. But it has been strangely inactive in trying to stop men from getting vasectomies.
Conventional wisdom pushers and the Beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in last night's off-year election. To hear them spin it, Republicans lost because they "overreached." Ridiculous.
The current attack on women's personal liberties, our access to reproductive health services and our right to lifesaving medical care is stunning in its scope, appalling in its indifference, and outrageous in its arrogance.
The anti-abortion right wing is hard at work trying to drive a wedge into communities of color. A conspiracy theory -- which alleges that abortion amounts to genocide perpetrated by white people on minority communities -- is gathering steam.
Since 81% of Americans believe that individuals should have control over their own important life decisions, Palin's staunchly anti-choice beliefs are in direct contradiction of the majority of not just her party, but everyone.