Tag Archives: Abortion rights

Strange stirrings

I don’t read Josh Marshall much these days because of his histrionic tendencies and his way of signing off posts with the equivalent of a hastily scrawled, “I don’t know, we’ll see.” But I agree with his conclusion of how … Continue reading

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Dismissing Roe myths

The most common arguments I endure from opponents of Roe v. Wade concern its reputation as a feebly written decision (“Even Ruth Bader Ginsberg said so!”) and as an unwarranted federal protection of a matter best left to the states. … Continue reading

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Missouri legislators to women: stay home

Should you have the luck to land a job in Missouri and you’re a woman, you best hope your landlord doesn’t ask for medical records. Its senate has legislation that allows bosses and landlords to “discriminate against women who use … Continue reading

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‘Social issues’ ARE economic

An election battle over the mayoral race in Omaha has given the New York Times the excuse to run yet another story pitting “economic justice” versus “social issues”: Not every liberal sees the issue as so clear-cut. Ms. Weingarten, who … Continue reading

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The problem with “pro-life” as a position

After Friday’s nationwide March for Life, Alan Levonovitz, assistant professor of religion at James Madison University, asks obvious questions: Why, as I look out on the sea of signs at today’s the March for Life, do I see nothing about … Continue reading

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The right and abortion

Normally I don’t quote World Net Daily, but this piece of filth is exactly what I had in mind when Trump made his comments about women who get abortions. I quote Digby, not the site: No GOP candidate can seek … Continue reading

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Ah, Florida…

Florida reminds its citizens that a majority of its legislature consists of morons who drool into plastic cups but consider themselves godfearing men and women: The bill, filed Wednesday by Florida Rep. Julio Gonzalez (R – Venice) would allow “a … Continue reading

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‘Abortion can be the moral choice’

“All In” played choice bits from today’s House-Planned Parenthood hearings. Allen Drury’s Advice and Consent could not have presaged so lurid a set of exchanges: Chaffetz, who took the gavel for this often politically contentious committee at the start of … Continue reading

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Hello, shutdown, my own friend

Here it comes! The 40 or so Republican conservative representatives from the so-called Freedom Caucus who have been threatening to unseat House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) significantly increased their insistence that the continuing resolution (CR) needed to avoid a shutdown … Continue reading

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‘Where you fall on the Planned Parenthood videos really reflects where you fall on the fundamental questions of abortion’

Vox reporter Sarah Kliff watched twelve hours of those Planned Parenthood videos released by the laughably named Center For Medical Progress. She concluded: Planned Parenthood workers are comfortable with fetal tissue research because they are comfortable with abortion — they … Continue reading

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‘Abortion is basic health care’

Erin Matson and Pamela Merritt’s article is what I wanted to read. With Marco Rubio, the Florida senator and presidential aspirant with the personality of an empty aquarium, acting indignant last Thursday night at the idea of supporting abortion rights … Continue reading

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Defunding Planned Parenthood: ‘completely unresponsive’ to ‘full content’ of videos

The Senate vote to “defund” Planned Parenthood failed (one of the few Democrats to vote for it, Joe Manchin from the state of Water Pollution, can sell his vision of biological necessity to his poor and diseased constituents), but the … Continue reading

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