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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.

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.

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.

What is the Meaning of "Life"? -- Seeking Common Ground on Abortion Reduction

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Both Obama and McCain at Wednesday's debate should offer a comprehensive "life" agenda and commit to work with both sides of the political aisle to dramatically reduce abortions in the United States.

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 Palin Melt Down

Simon Woods | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Woods

At the Republican Convention, Sarah, Todd and the Palin brood were presented by the GOP like a one-family marketing drive for the pro life movement.

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.

OUR PRO-LIFE PRESIDENT'S FINAL GIFT TO NEWBORNS: POISONED WATER

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Heffernan

While just about everyone is agonizing over the 700 billion dollars we're going to spend on bailing out financial institutions, our pro-life ...

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.

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.

Sarah Palin, Blind to Overpopulation Threat

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Sarah Palin scares the hell out of me, and for good reasons. She believes the war in Iraq is "God's task." She has actively sought the support of th...

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.

Hey, Palin: Is My Family Off Limits, Too?

Rusty Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rusty Russell

If Palin wants the public and press to leave her family alone, she should do the same for the American people. And yet, Palin supports government interfering with a family's private decisions about abortion, gay marriage and religious teachings.

"We're Having A Baby"

Rob Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Harper

And baby makes six: five children and one grandchild that is to the Palin clan. Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin announced recently that her daughter, Bristol is with child.

Abortion Protesters

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

Anti-abortion protesters created a makeshift memorial to the unborn just outside of the Pepsi Center where the Democratic National Convention delegation is meeting this week. Each day during the convention they are placing flowers on the security barricade and holding prayer vigils.

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.

Rep. Chris Smith Wants to Criminalize the Birth Control Pill (Seriously...)

Joshua Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Zeitz

Access to basic birth control and family planning services is a fundamental right. By attempting to criminalize the pill, Chris Smith's policies increase the number of unintended pregnancies.

MoveOn.org 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 MoveOn.org.

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.

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...

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.

McCain's Pro-Life Record And Why Americans Assume He's Moderate

The New Republic | Sarah Blustain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain was mad. Fuming mad. It was then the early days of his political career, and he had paid an unscheduled visit to a Planned Parenthood clin...