The real question that needs to be addressed is not whether rape can cause pregnancy. The question is: will measures that ban women who have been impregnated by rape from having abortions be enacted, enabling rapists, with state support, even greater power to deprive women of their dignity and personhood?
Rachel Maddow outlines the extreme positions Paul Ryan has taken on women’s reproductive rights, from his support for a federal forced ultrasound bill to his support for a federal personhood bill that would ban some kinds of contraception, as well as in-vitro fertilization.
Romney running mate Paul Ryan, who’s endorsed personhood at the federal level, will have to decide whether to un-endorse the measure or stand behind it.
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) has supported Colorado personhood amendments, which would ban all abortions and some common forms of birth control. Now, he’s announced he will not endorse a personhood measure this year. Why not?
Personhood Colorado may not believe the voters don’t want to give legal rights to fertilized eggs, but the politicians do.
With 4000 tickets handed out and a packed auditorium, the mix of women, men and children eagerly waited to hear the president’s plan to protect women’s rights.
Colorado’s third attempt to force voters to reject personhood is on its way.
On Friday, the USCCB tweeted this demonstrably false statement: “Federal judge finds HHS mandate violates conscience rights of private employer.” That did not happen.
Rachel Maddow calls out Mitt Romney for vague stance on abortion in cases of rape and incest, as the Republican Party’s attitude towards victims changed dramatically just over the last few years.
By working with the Catholic Church in order to craft the contraception mandate in such a way that the Catholic Church would not bitch about it, the Obama Administration may have shot itself in the foot, because guess what? The Catholic Church is bitching about it.