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Romney’s abortion remarks bring issue back into focus

October 10, 2012


Los Angeles Times, October 10, 2012 by Seema Mehta and Mark Z. Barabak DELAWARE, Ohio — The abortion issue returned to the fore of the presidential campaign Wednesday as Mitt Romney reaffirmed his opposition and said he would act from the White House to reduce the incidence of abortion in the United States and around […]

Obama ties Romney and Ryan to abortion ban with no rape, incest exceptions

September 19, 2012


PolitiFact, September 19, 2012 With women voters as a key swing group in this election, Barack Obama continues to attack Mitt Romney on abortion. The Obama campaign made abortion rights a central point at the Democratic convention and now has launched yet another television ad that casts Romney as favoring the most hardline position on […]

The “Health Of The Mother” And The War On Women

September 9, 2012


The New Civil Rights Movement, September 9, 2012 by JEAN ANN ESSELINK The Romney campaign announced last week that Mitt was mistaken when he said he believed in a “health of the mother” abortion exception.” What “health of the mother” really means in the lives of  women is On Our Radar. Once upon a time, there […]

Don’t politicize reproductive health issues

September 9, 2012


Greenville News, September 8, 2012 by Joyce Fishman Klein How did you learn the alphabet? Did you learn that A is for Apples, B is for Boys, etc.? Today in the world of politics in this country we are learning a new alphabet: A is for Abortion, B is for Birth control, C is for […]

Democrats single out Texas as the nation’s vilest villain in the ‘war on women’

September 6, 2012


Houston Chronicle, September 6, 2012 by Jana Kasperkevic Texas Republicans have been singled out as villains in the war on women by none other than … Texas Democrats. At a Texas delegation breakfast earlier this week, State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte “warned that the attack on reproductive rights had roots in Texas, with the […]

A Never-Ending Story

September 5, 2012


New York Times, September 5, 2012 by LINDA GREENHOUSE An article in the paper the other day caught my eye and led me to ponder something I’d rather not have to think about at all: the Republican Party platform. The article that prompted these unwanted thoughts had nothing to do with politics. It reported that […]

Scaring the Voters in the Middle

September 1, 2012


New York Times, September 1, 2012 by NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF THE claims of Representative Todd Akin that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape” now live in infamy. But a few things you may not know: If an American woman in uniform is raped and becomes pregnant, Congress bars Tricare military insurance from paying for […]

GOP Platform: Abortion Ban Approved By Republicans In Tampa

August 28, 2012


Huffington Post, August 28, 2012 by PHILIP ELLIOT and ALAN FRAM TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes to energize the economy and create jobs. The document opens by […]

Paul Ryan: Rape is a method of conception

August 27, 2012


Huffington Post, August 27, 2012 by Paul Slansky Last week, Paul Ryan gave an interview in which, defending his position that there should be no excuses for abortion, he referred to rape as a “method of conception.” Wow, right? Talk about a benign euphemism. Rape — RAPE! — is now a “method of conception.” You […]

In Akin’s Wake, Ryan Defends Anti-Abortion Record

August 24, 2012


NPR, August 24, 2012 by Kathy Lohr Since Republican Rep. Todd Akin first said the words “legitimate rape” Sunday, just about everyone in the Republican Party has condemned those comments. The Missouri Senate candidate later apologized, but his remarks continue to drive the political debate. They’ve also raised questions about the anti-abortion record of the […]