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The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

October 15, 2012


Women’s Media Center, October 15, 2012 by Alice Driver The author, who has conducted research in Mexico, offers a reality check on what could happen to U.S. women if the GOP succeeds in criminalizing abortion. The official 2012 GOP platform calls for a federal ban on abortion with no exception for rape or incest victims.  […]

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 […]

It’s Personal Now: Republican Women Explain Why They’re Voting Obama

August 24, 2012


Politics USA, August 24, 2012 by Sarah Jones Post Ryan soul mate Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment that exposed the Republican Party’s true agenda and anti-women policies of the last several years, the Obama campaign has a new ad out in which women who used to be Republicans explain why they are not voting Republican […]

War on women can be fought at the polls

May 17, 2012


Seminole Chronicle, May 17, 2012 by Kim Carroll Women have the power. They take their right to vote seriously and show up at the polls in greater numbers than men according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. In 2008, 60.4 percent of eligible female voters cast their vote versus 55.7% […]