Category Archives: Abortion

This week’s Herald column: the slavery-abortion analogy

OPINION — On Tuesday, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee traveled to Texas, where the debate over an extremely restrictive — and more than likely unconstitutional — anti-abortion bill raged on this week. Huckabee came flanked by more than 3,000 anti-abortion protesters, and armed with a by now familiar message: Abortion is like slavery, and anti-abortion activists are the modern-day equivalent of abolitionists… Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: who controls the GOP?

I talked about this subject Wednesday on the “Martin Bashir Show” and on “The Last Word” last night. But it bears repeating: the Republican Party’s political operatives, and its media hacks (think Rush, Hannity, Coulter…) have been rolling the conservative … Continue reading

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Slate documents Romney’s lather, rinse, repeat strategy on abortion

William Saletan’s epic documentation of the SEVEN different positions on the issue of abortion taken by Mitt Romney throughout his political career.

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The Romney ‘aborted fetal disposal’ story: bigger than ‘is ACA a tax?’

David Corn’s Mother Jones scoop about Romney’s continued investment n Bain Capital after he claimed to have bern out of the business is the sleeper story of he political season.

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Today’s Herald column: no more ‘charity as usual’ for Komen

I’m a bit late in posting today’s Herald column, which tackles the perfect mess The Komen Foundation made for itself when it waded into the culture wars.

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Without irony: Rick Santorum edition

…They’re folks who have tried to use their power to force people to do things that they believe they should do and that are right… – Rick Santorum on his desire to have the government force women to give birth, … Continue reading

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‘Let us make a profit, so what?’ Komen for the Cash Cure defunded stem cell research, too

H/t to Angryblacklady. Add “Pink Ribbons, Inc.” to my must-see movie list And then ask yourself … who is that stylish woman behind the Susan G. Komen Foundation?

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Komen caves

With a quickness. I guess they didn’t want to risk their corporate donors on the hope that church folk would keep them solvent.

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Susan G. Komen enters the McCarthy era

With one policy change, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has gone from a respected heal advocacy charity, to a crass political actor. And that’s a shame.

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Slowly but surely, American women are losing the right to choose

With state legislatures and Congress going after abortion full force, “personhood” laws cropping up around the country, and even victims of rape and incest facing an increasingly callous, mostly male army of anti-abortion zealots in elected office, American women’s right … Continue reading

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