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Romney’s abortion remarks bring issue back into focus

October 10, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]