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Born Alive

The "Born Alive" Myth: Tale Turned Political Tool

Reproductive Justice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reproductive Justice

The substitution of "baby" for "fetus" in the debate over born-alive bills is just another way for opponents of abortion to derail the abortion debate by blurring the lines between abortion and infanticide.

Seth Colter Walls

Source Of "Infanticide" Smear Says America Elected "A Barbarian" | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Though some conservatives are making conciliatory noises about Barack Obama now that the election is over, Jill Stanek is not among them. The former I...

Frames, Exceptions and Anti-Choice Aims Exposed

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amie Newman

There is no public benefit to an endless back and forth about the morality of women's reproductive health decisions, when millions of women are faced with unintended pregnancies.

Sacred Sex and Common Ground: How Obama Won Abortion Part of the Debate

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven Waldman

McCain won the battle to most thrill the activists but Obama got the bigger prize: he defined himself as a reasonable seeker of the common ground.

Debate Analysis: Objective Indicators Suggest Education, Prevention, Pro-Choice Values Win

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Swenson

By every objective, measurable analysis during the debate, Americans are embracing the pro-education, pro-prevention, and pro-choice.

McCain Repeats Debunked 'Born Alive' Attacks in Debate

Emily Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Douglas

In the debate, McCain repeated long debunked lies about Obama's record on the Illinois Born Alive Protection Act, lies that have been repeated and promoted since Alan Keyes lost to Obama in the

Why the Anti-Obama "Botched Abortion" Ad Is Inaccurate

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steven Waldman

This anti-Obama ad featuring Gianna Jessen, the survivor of a botched abortion, is powerful and moving. The one thing it does not prove is its central political claim.

Abstinence-Only Multimillionaire Funds 527 Attack on Abortion Issue

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Swenson

Social conservatives -- emboldened by the addition of Sarah Palin to the ticket -- are promoting Culture War issues to shift the focus away from the economy, housing, energy, the environment and national security.

Seth Colter Walls

Obama "Infanticide" Smear Gains Traction: Campaign Forced To Rebut | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Two weeks ago, when the Huffington Post reported that the "infanticide" charge against Barack Obama was gaining traction in right-wing circles, the Il...