Mike Huckabee remains coy about his intentions for the next Presidential campaign, but he nonetheless played the politician/campaigner at the "Values Voter Summit" this past weekend in Washington, DC. The New York Times reports:
The politician-turned-pundit delivered a hard-hitting attack at the
summit, sponsored by the socially conservative Family Research Council,
knocking President Obama and Democrats on reliably social conservative
issues like abortion. But Mr. Huckabee, who now is the host of a show
on Fox News, also addressed hot-button issues like health care, the
economy and the president’s recent decision on the missile shield.
Meanwhile, Michael Steele apparently has stated he would welcome pro-choice Republicans into the party…..leaving the conservative blog Intellectual Conservative to ask "what’s next, gun control advocates?"
The report states:
In a September 3rd interview, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told a surprised Columbus Dispatch reporter that he would lead the charge of pro-abortion GOP candidates if abortion is a value in their community. Columbus Dispatch Senior Editor Joe Hallett asked Steele "if there is room in the party for a pro-abortion rights candidate…"
Hallett quoted Steele’s reply:
"There absolutely is, there absolutely is… The key thing right
now-and I think this is true for Republicans across the country-is to
have leadership that reflects the communities I live in, where we’re
from. As we get ready for the battles that lie ahead from this district
to all the districts surrounding the state, that you’re going to find
those candidates emerge and rise up who reflect those values in those
communities, and that’s a very important step for the party to take, I
think, and I’m looking forward to help lead that charge in the future."
Do these "communities" include the community of women?
The Associated Press reports that the Department of Health and Human Services has given South Dakota a grant to facilitate adoption of children in foster care.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded
$112,800 to South Dakota as incentive reward for increasing the number
of children adopted from foster care.
The Adoption Incentives program was created in 1997 and provides
payments to states that increase the number of children adopted
relative to baseline data.
Incentives increase if states increase the adoption rates for older children and special needs children.
Catholic Exchange: Leading Pro-Life Group Discouraged by White House Meeting on Abortion
Jamaica Observer: WAITING ‘TIL THE MORNING AFTER
Thefacts.com: Pro-life group plans ‘40 Days’ kickoff rally
Durango Herald: Bayfield teens bring birth control, health message to Denver
Dayton Daily News: Area abortion foes join 40 Days for Life effort
Washington Times: Is abortion health care, or is it not?
MNDaily.com: Response to "On-campus anti-abortion exhibition"
Cyprus Mail: Family planning campaign targets youth
New Haven Register: LETTER: Don’t neglect women’s health in reform talk
Courier Press: Ellsworth enters abortion fray | POLL | PDF
Feministe: Dumb or Dishonest?
Inside Vandy: Birth control does not equal abortion
The Bulletin: Pro-Life Activism Adapting And Thriving
Peace FM Online: Family Planning Centres Are Not Youth Friendly
Women’s ENews: Obama Fuels Battle Over Funds for Abortion
Times of Malta: Catholic, pro-life, pro-Obama
Napa Register: Make family planning a health care priority
Mooresville Tribune: Citizens turn out to raise money for Pregnancy Resource Center
LA Times: A young Chinese girl pines for her twin
Boston Globe: What is Pagliuca’s political identity?
Times Online: Call for more babies as China turns to grey
Argus Press: Protesters descend on Planned Parenthood
GetReligion.org: Waldman: Why the bishops matter
Operation Rescue: Carhart Changes His Story Again About Resuming Abortions In Kansas
Optimum Population Blog: Population: the forgotten priority
Alternet: Can Condoms Save Us from Climate Change?
Congress Matters: The Catholic Church, Private Insurance and Abortion
Manila Bulletin: Presidential candidates lauded for supporting RH measure
Freep: U.S. rules delay adoptions
Scarborough Evening News: Contraception campaign is launched
WaPo: Praying for Glenn Beck
Our Bodies, Ourselves: The Debate over Climate Change and Reproductive Health
NYTimes: Huckabee Revs Up Conservative Crowd
Intellectual Conservative: RNC Chairman Steele Welcoming Pro-Abortion Candidates to GOP
Washington College Elm: Letter: Abortion Debate Deserves more than a “Quick Fix”
Oregon Live: From Sharpsburg to abortion