On President Obama’s second day in office, and on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, an SUV has smashed into the front entrance of a Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, Minnesota, the only Planned Parenthood clinic in the state that offers abortions.
Celebrating the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade; it’s Blog for Choice Day!; March for Life features women regretting their abortions; Caroline Kennedy withdraws her Senate candidacy; provider conscience regulation not suspended by the White House; political landscape around abortion reshaped; early priorities for reproductive health groups.
Global gag rule, conscience rule, ban on stem cell funding on the chopping block in new administration’s first days; PEPFAR: good on access to treatment, failure on prevention; George W. Bush the “most pro-life President ever”?
What motivates an abortion provider? What brings an individual to this important – and regretfully still controversial – practice of medicine? The answers are as varied as the brave doctors who do the work of helping women.
Free donuts on inauguration day? Those must be pro-abortion donuts, says the American Life League.
Some in the anti-choice establishment have cautiously stuck a toe onto the common ground that Obama has suggested is findable. The Old Guard, by contrast, is inspired in another way.
Family planning services for low-income women on the chopping block in Washington state; Republicans should continue to support Human Life Amendment, says Bush; Arizona to allow anti-choice license plates; Christian Defense Coalition to protest at inauguration; some Asian immigrants use medical technology to ensure sons; Wonkette on teen birth rate.
Texas Governor supports anti-choice license plates; young evangelicals support Richard Cizik; Illinois Supreme Court will hear pharmacists wanting to refuse to provide emergency contraception; opposition to Warren evidence of a “homosexual desire to silence the church,” says Tony Perkins.
In the wake of the crushing defeat of the South Dakota and Colorado ballot measures to ban abortion, anti-choice activists can no longer say that the “people haven’t spoken” on the right to abortion.
The “Susan B. Anthony List” claims Clinton, as Obama’s Secretary of State, will “promote abortion” around the world, because of her support for UNFPA.