After accepting an anti-abortion commercial from an evangelical organization, CBS rejected a humor-driven commercial from a gay dating site in which two apparently straight men make out as they celebrate a touchdown.
What was truly disappointing about President Obama's first year in office was the way that he flinched every time support for abortion came up in policy debates. In many ways, this has made things worse.
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.
Stupak amendment supporters should support a proposal that requires that at least one insurance policy on a state exchange include abortion coverage so long as another, identical policy does not include abortion coverage.
Belmont Abbey College argued in court that it was a secular institution in order to receive state funds, but then removed birth control from its employee health care plan. Their reason? The Catholic Church.
Obama's goal seems to be to appeal to a reasonable group that can talk to, rather than past, each other about abortion. If he's going to succeed, he has to confront those who perceive common ground as a threat.