Because of the tremendous work done in the 60s and 70s, my generation can sit around and have conversations about our feelings about abortion. But we need to remember that what matters politically is the legal right to have an abortion, without which these conversations are moot.
“Irrational.” “Hypersensitive.” “Hysterical.” The tone of comments on Daily Kos around the abomination known as the Stupak-Pitts Amendment is: “Calm down, little lady. Get real. Be adults. Doncha know how politics really works?”
Health reform must be separated from the issue of abortion
Surrounded by senators dripping with condescension, Judge Sotomayor responded with respect, nuance and a solid grounding in the law – to the point where the hearings sometimes felt like a high school civics class.
Charges that racism and sexism might influence Judge Sotomayor’s decision-making are a proxy for the far right’s concerns about her positions on choice, discrimination, and immigration rights.
Reproductive freedom is a civil right, like marriage rights and the rights of minorities, that cannot be left up state legislatures.
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Alexia Kelley, co-founder of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and newly appointed Director of Faith-based and Community Partnerships at the Dept. of Health and Human Services believes a progressive agenda will produce pro-life results.
Pro-reproductive justice philosophy is grounded in empathy — the idea that we cannot judge another woman’s choice unless we’ve walked a mile in her shoes.
On abortion, Obama can be consistently pro-choice to woo both moderate swing voters and his base, while McCain will have to wear two faces.