Browsing All posts tagged under »anti-life«

Defining personhood is outside government’s realm

August 26, 2012

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Wisconsin State Journal, August 26, 2012 by Bill West There is a difference between “common” sense and “good” sense, with good sense often having less support. In the abortion debate, with a pseudo religious party demanding to thrust its will on American women, there is much not said on the subject. Pregnancy by rape is […]

Remember Back Alley Abortions?

August 26, 2012

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The Ken Brady Now Show, August 26, 2012 by Ken Brady

U.S. rape controversy reflects teachings of anti-abortion hero

August 25, 2012

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Reuters, August 25, 2012 by Carey Gillam Eric Scheidler was in grade school when he was introduced to the power of John Willke’s persuasion. It was the 1970s and the now 87-year-old Dr. “Jack” Willke was renowned as a physician-turned-advocate for abolishing abortion. Willke’s teachings resonated four decades later in the controversy this week over […]

Life Begins Before Conception? You Zygote to Be Kidding

August 25, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 25, 2012 by Jack Matthews With delegates to next week’s Republication National Convention getting set to vote yay or nay on a party platform that includes a call for the legal recognition of zygotes as U.S. citizens, with all the rights and privileges thereto pertaining, it might be good for them to […]

Ohio doctor active in anti-abortion movement helps perpetuate ideas about rape and pregnancy

August 24, 2012

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Washington Post, August 24, 2012 by AP COLUMBUS, Ohio — The discredited notion that a woman’s body can resist conception in a sexual assault has persisted in anti-abortion circles for decades, largely because of the efforts of a Cincinnati obstetrician who is considered a godfather of the movement. Dr. John C. “Jack” Willke founded the […]

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

August 24, 2012

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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 […]

The ‘War On Women’ Is Sexist Fiction

August 24, 2012

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CBS Detroit, August 24, 2012 by Scott Paulson I always said I’d stay out of the debate on abortion because – though I have my personal and religious thoughts on the subject – I am a male and will obviously never be directly confronted with the decision as a woman. Yet, after reading the resurgence […]

Planned Parenthood CEO rejects ‘personhood’

August 24, 2012

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Durango Herald, August 24, 2012 by Chase Olivarius-Mcallister Vicki Cowart says voters keep saying ‘no,’ but issue keeps showing up on ballot Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, on Thursday warned that the “personhood” amendment, if passed, would define life as beginning at conception, and result in the criminalization […]

Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Personhood, and Crimes Against Humanity

August 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 24, 2012 by Lynn M. Paltrow It is likely that Colorado will, once again, have a so-called “personhood” measure on the ballot this November that seeks to have fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses treated as if they were entirely separate constitutional persons. If approved by Colorado’s Secretary of State, this year’s version […]

War On Women

August 24, 2012

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Kansas City Star, August 24, 2012 by Mary Sanchez Ladies, remember what your mothers told you about men who regard women as sex objects? They’re no good. Keep that in mind when pondering the Republican Party platform this year and all those heated conversations about the “war on women.” Why is so much prime time […]

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

August 24, 2012

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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 […]

H.R. 212: The Ectopic Pregnancy Death Sentence Act for Women

August 23, 2012

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Desert Beacon Blog, August 23, 2012 There is nothing subtle about H.R. 212, the “Sanctity of Life Act,” sponsored by Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) and co-sponsored by 64 other Republicans in the House of Representatives, including Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).   The CRS summaryof the bill is short and to […]

Personhood USA Criticizes Romney-Ryan Support of Rape Exception

August 23, 2012

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Ms. Magazine Blog, August 23, 2012 Personhood USA criticized the Romney-Ryan ticket after the campaign announced it would not oppose abortion in cases of rape. The “pro-life” organization originally praised Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan for his continued efforts to defend “personhood” – which could ban emergency contraception, birth control pills, and IUDs as well […]

Canada: Federal private member’s motion M-312 ignites fetus debate

August 23, 2012

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Straight, August 23, 2012 by Gail Johnson Parliament is set to debate if MPs should re-examine the definition of when a fetus is considered a human being. And local reaction is growing against and in favour of the potential review. Kitchener Centre Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth has put forward a private member’s motion (M-312) asking […]

Austin women prepare for Silent Rally on State Capitol steps to combat the War on Women

August 23, 2012

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Culture Map Austin, August 23, 2012 by Michael Graupmann “How much longer will we let ourselves be shamed? What does it take until we snap? Our bodies and our decisions are less and less our own. I’d rather not have reproductive organs if this is the way I’m going to be treated.” These words from […]