When we look back on this dismal campaign season we'll notice how the real theme of 2016 was the way in which good, old-fashioned misogyny made a roaring comeback. Like a deadening bass-drum, it has functioned as the backbeat of 2016 to such an extent that we hardly hear it anymore.
One would think, in this holiday season, a spirit of compassion for those with less access to resources would be a guiding light. But apparently some lawmakers would rather cut off their constituents' access to health care than give them support
It's not inherently dangerous to debate Planned Parenthood's right to exist and receive public funding, but it is dangerous to continue to debate women's right to healthcare as opposed to their actual access to it.
If we want to really discuss the ethics of abortion, and of fetal tissue research, let's have a conversation based on science, law and fact. Political maneuvering and grandstanding do not give these issues -- or women -- the respect they deserve.