In the same week, Rand Paul praised his sister for having six kids but denounced a hypothetical woman on assistance who has only five. The contrast lays bare the hypocrisy and prejudice of the anti-choice movement, and shows how conservatives use children as weapons against women.
Chris Smith is obsessed with abortion, and with thwarting women’s rights. Smith, whose top campaign contributor is Right to Life’s PAC, has made it his mission to make both contraception and safe abortion inaccessible here and abroad.
Pro-choice initiatives from Prevention First to zeroing out abstinence-only funding will need support from socially conservative Democrats. That’s why we need to understand the aims of anti-choice Dems.
In Iowa, social conservatism — especially as it pertains to issues of reproductive health and abortion — seemed to carry less sway than in elections past.