Maybe, just maybe if these men see that someone they love -- their mothers, daughters, grandkids, friends or co-workers -- have had to deal with this terrible situation, they might not impose their religious beliefs on the rest of us.
I'm absolutely convinced we're all pro-life, every last one of us -- who could possibly argue against life? How we're all not pro-choice, too, however, is the maddening question that will get so many of us to the voting booth next week.
Inspired by Lena Dunham's commercial for President Obama's campaign, I couldn't help but try to make one of my own.
The GOP is embracing an extremism that rejects truth, scientific knowledge and common sense. The Republicans will brook no compromise in their relentless drive to criminalize abortion and revoke access to birth control and other basic reproductive health services.
Protection from rape, and the ramifications of rape, is at the core of what's needed for true gender equality. Any policy that stands in the way of that basic protection stands in the way of girls and women. It's that simple.
Elizabeth Warren is one of the most exciting and uplifting Democratic candidates in many years. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock will leave a different legacy in this election: They dramatize the Republican problem with women, and the Republican problem with rape.
Tired of a life of losing? Every paranoid flat-earther can have his 15 minutes schmoozing with the billionairoid birther.
Let's get back to his position on Roe v. Wade going into the final days. Wanting to undo a woman's right to choose is the radical right position -- and Romney has taken it.
What Americans want is a president like George Washington. Mitt Romney, by contrast, has shown he's willing to win without honor. He doesn't seem to know Americans won't elect a candidate they believe lacks nobility.
It's October and it's an election year! So before you pop a Xanax to prepare for all the five-year-olds in Dick Cheney masks knocking on your door and taking your candy, brace yourself for another American political tradition: The October Surprise!
For Jewish voters still thinking about their vote for President, Mourdock's comments should sound a warning bell. Not because we disagree with his views, or his right to express them -- but because he wants to write his own theology into law, imposing his own opinion of God's will over those who believe differently.
This election is no longer about abstract laws and policies that may not affect all Americans on a regular basis. This election, more than anything else, is about how you believe people should be treated.
On Tuesday night, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock made the most compelling case for atheism this Episcopal priest has ever heard when he uttered the words: "Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen."
Here's why Richard Mourdock's comments matter: The Republican Party has a brand problem, and Mitt Romney has a judgment problem.
The media is missing the point. Mourdock just said out loud what millions of evangelicals think is true: women are second class citizens and God ordained and predestined everything, even the bad things that happen to people.
Looks like the GOP is ready to save America from the liberals! No need for tax returns and certainly no need to spend time talkin' about abortion. Just keep your legs closed... that goes for men and women. Until you're married. And then you can schedule it accordin' to Jesus.