Thank you, Margaret Sanger. How little has changed since you founded Planned Parenthood — the major women’s health care provider Republican lawmakers threaten to “defund.” That kind of sore talk was nothing new to you.
“It’s a shame to think that there are people in this country who are so committed to ending women’s access to both birth control and safe and legal abortion that they’ll really resort to any means to try to entrap people, twist the truth, in order to reach their ends.”
Although the subject of the hearing was nominally the use of federal funds, the ethics and legality of abortion itself were very much on the line.
Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) betrayed not only a nakedly partisan agenda to punish the women’s health organization by withdrawing federal support, but also a complete dishonesty with basic math.
Try as they will to reject Trump, he fits in perfectly among Republicans – and not only because he worships money, spews xenophobic nonsense, and encourages callous bigotry. Like them, he relies on fabrications and falsehoods, manipulating the prejudices of ill-informed voters.
At Liberty University, Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sought to make his brand of democratic socialism palatable to an audience of conservative Christians.
As we roll toward the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party seems to have undergone a vigorous rightward turn on the subject of abortion.
Why do anti-abortion activists and politicians exhaust themselves trying to destroy Planned Parenthood, while ignoring embryo-destroying fertility clinics?
If this outrage reflected genuine concern about lives ended while still in the womb, wouldn’t more conservatives be worried about what happens to poor babies once they are born?
Carson’s apparent reasoning seems to be: Yes, he’s done medical research on fetal tissue — but he didn’t do the abortion and collect it himself.
An anti-abortion group’s campaign to discredit Planned Parenthood with deceptively edited and dubiously produced videos continues.
He co-sponsored a bill in 2013 that aimed to ban late-stage abortions and included exceptions for rape, incest and to save the life of the mother.
Larry Wilmore lambasted the willful lack of nuance, context, or facts in the anti-Planned Parenthood campaign — and he coined a new phrase for what’s going on.
Clinton: ‘When they attack women’s health, they attack America’s health. And it’s wrong, and we’re not going to let them get away with it.’
The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) continues to cause political problems for Planned Parenthood, while challenging media outlets to strike a balance between covering the group’s activities and spreading their strident anti-abortion message.