having never heard this bit of medical knowledge before, I decided to look at what science has to say about this. After all, Rep. Akin, who is challenging Senator Claire McCaskill, sits on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.
Access to family planning, including effective contraception, has been shown to reduce abortions. This isn't complicated. Increasing family planning services reduces the number of unintended pregnancies.
If someone truly believes in the sanctity of life and protecting unborn children, then that commitment should be absolute. How can Senator Inhofe and others who share his position claim to be pro-life when they peddle policies they know result in harm to the unborn?
The Liberty Counsel has established that the "pro-life" position is "pro-punishment," not just for doctors who perform abortions, but also for pregnant women who have no intention of ending their pregnancies and go to term.
Given that the number of unborn is currently unknown, it could reach the trillions -- or gazillions -- and should all those unborn give their grateful loyalty upon birth (should it occur) to the religious far right, the Republican Party could overwhelm elections through eternity.
Buddy Roemer and Gary Johnson are considered boutique candidates, dismissed by the Republican party. And yet when you consider the level of crazytalk that has pervaded the Republican nominating contest, it becomes apparent the only thing keeping them from recognition is money.
The case was argued by a 27-year-old female lawyer from Texas -- Sarah Weddington. Female lawyers were so rare in those days that the Supreme Court lawyers' lounge didn't even have a ladies room. There were no female judges. Weddington faced a wall of older men.