“When they go from pro-choice to anti-choice they’re following a redemptive paradigm. They see themselves transformed from sinners to saints. The opposite doesn’t have the same cache.”
In Wichita, threats have resulted in a doctor agreeing not to provide abortion care. But the proper response is to stop the extremist behavior creating the terror, not try to shut down a doctor seeking to provide legal medical care.
For social conservatives, abortion has now become a catch-all term for anything threatening, particularly if it relates to feminist politics: contraception, women’s rights in general, even economic and social policies they disapprove of, such as health care reform.
A recent Gallup Poll found that fewer men identify as pro-choice today than they did in 2008. The sexism that’s feeding the anti-choice side and why we need men to support women’s reproductive rights.
In deciding to air a Focus on the Family ad during the Super Bowl, CBS executives have effectively outed themselves as anti-choice and anti-woman.
Today, the Limited-Service Pregnancy Disclaimers Bill was signed into Baltimore law. The bill ensures that women who enter Baltimore area Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) hoping to find access to birth control, information about a potential pregnancy, or referrals to abortion providers will be immediately informed if those services are not available.
The dispute between Randall Terry and Troy Newman sheds light on the way that activism can satisfy a person’s hunger for attention and influence—how it can become a power trip.
Before it was used as an anti-choice accusation, the phrase “baby killer” was hurled at American soldiers returning from Vietnam in the 60s and the 70s.
A Des Moines anti-abortion activist has had repeated contact with the man accused of killing Kansas doctor George Tiller in May, and is even working on a legal strategy for him that he believes will result in acquittal.
Anti-abortion activists are ecstatic about the possibility that Palin, freed from the duties and turmoils of office, could become a historic leader and spokeswoman for their cause.