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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Pro-Choice Catholic Biden Fits with New Poll of Catholic Voters

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Biden understands the American value of separating personal faith from public duty in our democracy, and his positions on sexual and reproductive health issues demonstrate that clearly.

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. Urges Opposition to HHS Regulations Redefining Contraception as Abortion

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

The battle to protect Americans' rights to access contraception in good conscience, based on long-standing and widely accepted medical science, got a big boost from

McCain VP Candidate Ridge: Republicans Would Accept Pro-Choice VP (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge said Sunday he thinks Republicans would accept a vice presidential candidate who supports abortion rights. But, he...

Obama Caint Choose Kaine

Gloria Feldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gloria Feldt

Obama should not choose Kaine because he opposes a woman's most fundamental human right to decide her own destiny by making her own childbearing decisions.

Frank! As A Former Pro-Life Leader How Dare You Support Pro-Choice Obama?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The Republican leadership is not pro-life. They are simply against abortion for reasons of political expediency.

Will the Real Pro-life Party Please Stand Up?

Zack Exley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zack Exley

If Obama can boldly articulate a pro-life platform to reduce abortion, care for children and families, reduce arms and prevent war then he could bring about a seismic shift in electoral politics.

Pro-Choice GOP Win in Kansas, Kline Defeat Signal End to Social Conservatism

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Few think "trend-setter" and "Kansas" belong in the same sentence, but the defeat of anti-choice Phill Kline is a sure sign that the end is near for social conservative ideologues' stranglehold on the GOP.

Bush HHS Tries an End Run on Abstinence-Only Funding

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Last week the Bush Administration issued a letter waiving the annual application process and review for the Title V Abstinence-Only State Grant Program.

Where Is Obama's Truth on Late Term Abortion?

Amie Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amie Newman

The "partial birth abortion" debate is an utterly pointless distraction, and Obama has completely played into the hands of the anti-choice organizations who want only to entrap him in political sport.

I'll See Your GrassRoots FISA Problem and Raise You Some Pissed Off Women

Erin Kotecki Vest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erin Kotecki Vest

Upon reading Barack's late term abortion remark, I had to process what was being said before I cried into my Women for Obama t-shirt.

McCain's Record ... of Flip-Flops

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

The gall of McCain's 'straight talk' is breathtaking and the flip-flops here ought to finally put the myth of McCain's maverick moderate image to rest.