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The Obama Administration continues to claim that it supports the right of a woman to make her own decision about whether and when to have a child. But it turns out that the Administration only stands firm when that woman has economic resources.
The term “pro-choice” has very little meaning if we are only defending the choice for those who can afford it.
Silencing the voices of victims and restricting our access to abortion are both ways of maintaining a status quo in which our bodies are not our own.
Cong. Chris Smith and other (Democratic and Republican) co-sponsors of H.R.3 not only want to restrict your right to use private funds to pay for an abortion, but also want rape victims to prove they were raped “enough” to “deserve” abortions.
Most mature political actors accept that their policies have consequences. Why can’t anti-choicers accept that restricting abortion means more predators like Kermit Gosnell will get customers?
The 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a day to acknowledge the importance of safe, legal abortion care as an issue of justice for women. It’s also a time to recognize that barriers to this care still exist for far too many women in this country.
Washington State Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Dino Rossi, clarifies his extreme anti-choice position for voters, once and for all.
Republicans block a vote on the Defense Authorization Bill and refuse to allow consideration of the rights of servicewomen seeking abortion care – with their own funds; the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, allowing gay military members the right to live openly and freely while serving this country; and the DREAM Act which allows young immigrants a pathway towards citizenship by going to college or joining the American military.
Truly religious pro lifers can never change.