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

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

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

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

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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.

A New Conversation on Abortion

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Life is precious. John McCain believes that, Barack Obama believes that, Sarah Palin believes that, and so does Joe Biden. In fact, I'm not sure I have ever met a person who believes otherwise.

Mocking Women's Health and Losing Their Votes (with "Air Quotes")

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

The same woman who wants a president to address the difficulty of paying to put gas in the car while other bills pile up also wants a president who respects her ability to make personal decisions.

Abuse of Power, Anger and Abortion Politics: Extremism Exposed

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Maybe McCain's last act of patriotism for the country he loves is exposing extremist elements by picking Palin and making Americans more aware of how this Culture of Lies has taken root.

More Supporters of Anti-Choice Terrorism Linked to McCain

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

It seems obvious that the McCain campaign is comfortable with the extreme tactics of the most violent parts of the "Pro-life" movement,

NRLC Recycles Debunked Born Alive Attacks

Emily Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Douglas

The NRLC plans to air a radio ad nationwide charging that Obama is "responsible for killing a bill to provide care and protection for babies who are born alive after abortions."

Another Major Pro-Life Scholar Endorses Obama Citing Pro-Prevention Policies

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

It defies all logic that these staunchly pro-life luminaries of Catholic legal scholarship would take these positions if the ludicrous charges about Obama supporting "infanticide" were in any way true.

The Jewish Context of the Abortion Debate

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

The GOP stands firm in its opposition to abortion in any way, shape or form, for any reason whatsoever -- this pro-life position is in direct conflict with Jewish law.

This Election Women Shouldn't Forget The Abortion Debate

Cindy Letchworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cindy Letchworth

We need to remember that women have made great strides for personal freedom over the years. Now is not the time to take a step backwards and let history repeat itself.

Obama Plays Offense Asserting Pro-Education, Pro-Prevention, Pro-Choice Values

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Politically, Obama's embrace of the education and prevention agenda long encompassed in the phrase "pro-choice" represents a shift away from abortion politics as usual.

To Hate Like This Never Felt So Good -- Taking Revenge on Sarah

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Goldstein

My happiness with Obama was always much stronger than my dislike of McCain. And then Sarah happened, and it got personal. Here's how I'm sticking it to her.

What Do Women Want?

Al Meyerhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Meyerhoff

If the coming election is lost, to put the matter bluntly, women will come full circle. Overruling Roe would return choice to the states.

Daughter Asks Why Mommy Is Afraid of Sarah Palin

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Francesca Biller

My nine year-old daughter asked why I am afraid of Sarah Palin. I answered, "Because she doesn't stand for anything that's good for women, for little girls or for any Americans." "But what does she stand for?" my wide-eyed daughter asked.

Governor Palin, Planned Parenthood and I Thank You

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

I'm delighted that my ''Mother of All Ironic Donations'' notion has been revived for Palin. May her mailbox be overflowing.

It's the Freedom, Stupid

Cintra Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cintra Wilson

Sarah Palin represents the ambition of evangelical Christianity to forcefully dominate, and pervert into its own ideological image the legislature of a country that was founded on a principal of religious freedom.

Other Things

Lucy Carrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucy Carrigan

The McCain/Palin ticket (and the Republican Party), doesn't want you to talk about other things.

Why Can't I Be Pro-Choice and Pro-Life?

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Heffernan

Calling for laws against abortion is the easiest and cheapest way of appearing to support "life" while taking no other steps to do so -- even while promoting an agenda of death.

Palin: One Woman Forward, All Women Back

Joyce McFadden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joyce McFadden

The Roe v Wade ruling we take for granted might become even more at risk of the incremental legal erosion that's worn it down over the last eight years.

Open Letter to Governor Sarah Palin -- How Your Position on Abortion Hurts All Pregnant Women

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

We hope you know though that your freedom relies on exactly the same legal principles that guarantee that American women can choose to have an abortion when they need and want one.

Abortion: Surrogate for Unspoken Issues

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

Issues encompassing welfare, contraception, abortion and sex education remain at the nexus of an ideological agenda that marginalizes and imputes inferiority and sexual sin to women and minorities, while protecting male power and prerogatives of behavior.

How a Pro-Life VP Will Make You Feel Fat

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Isn't there a strong parallel between other people dictating my right to reproduce and other people dictating what I should look like?

It's On.

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

Okay, I barely had a chance to collect my thoughts regarding Barack Obama's speech last night when I learned Senator McCain has selected and announced...

Hillary's Adjectives

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Glenn Hurowitz

We heard Hillary say more positive things about McCain's character and Joe Biden than we did about Obama, who got no adjectives or character descriptions at all.

NYT's Bob Herbert Says Pro-Choice is THE Issue on Countdown

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Undecided women voters are the key, and pro-choice values are a significant advantage in 2008, according to New York Times columnist Bob Herbert.