Both sides focus on key campaigns as get out the vote efforts increase.
A new flyer provided at Catholic churches advises parishoners to vote against “evil.”
The new motto in preventing pregnancy is apparently “you can’t fail if you just say no.”
The 2011–12 school year brought the typical array of controversies over sexuality education in public and private schools, along with exciting news of new sexuality-education standards.
In addition to imposing unnecessary and damaging limits and requirements on women’s medical care, do anti-abortion laws contribute to a social climate in which it is acceptable to terrorize me, my colleagues, and our patients?
Vacating convictions laws are a step in the right direction for survivors of trafficking. Ultimately, however, creating fair working conditions and ending abuses in low-wage industries will ultimately do far more to end trafficking in persons and protect the human rights of workers in vulnerable situations.
Just because he opposes health care reform doesn’t mean he didn’t want a piece of the pie.
Via Think Progress: Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch (R) denounced comments by Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) last week that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy, calling his remarks “disgusting.” “Rape is a rape,” she noted, “I don’t know how you can categorize it.” But, as Gawker notes, when told that Paul Ryan co-sponsored a bill with Akin to redefine rape, Kleefisch immediately backtracked, saying “Well, I think there is a way to have a more forcible rape, the same way there are different types of assault.”
Who wrote the “no exceptions” anti-choice GOP platform over a decade ago? Tommy Thompson, and he’s back and running for senate.
The GOP platform committee did not amend language from the 2004 and 2008 GOP platforms, which “assert the sanctity of human life,” and provide no exceptions to abortion in any case whatsoever. The committee add language opposing drugs such as mifepristone, but members agreed that this platform amendment did not apply to EC.