Many adults, not just teens, face unplanned pregnancies; Doug Kmiec on Obama and the middle ground in the abortion debate; TIME Magazine calls Palin attacks on Obama’s abortion record “misleading”; Watching anti-choice ballot initiatives; Abstinence-only and HIV in Uganada.
Senator John McCain repeated long debunked lies about Sen. Barack Obama’s record on the Illinois Born Alive Protection Act, lies that have been repeated and discredited since Alan Keyes lost to Obama for Senate seat in 2004.
As news about the economy gets worse for most Americans, one multimillionaire who has profited from abstinence-only-until-marriage programs is the primary funder of the latest battle in the Culture War.
Far right’s shameless attempt to smear Obama as ‘infanticidal’ entirely debunked; McCain flips on more woman-friendly 2000 abortion position; Bush’s anti-contraception proposal would blunt state contraception access laws; Doctor addresses the poor state of reproductive health and rights in Yemen.
Far right ‘infanticide’ smear proved baseless but may still work as meaningless distraction of voters, as intended; Kentucky accepts federal abstinence-only funds; AIDS claims more rural, black, female populations in Georgia.
Obama’s opposition to the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act” serves as the basis of anti-choice rhetoric against his candidacy. The BAIPA isn’t really about protecting infants; it is anti-abortion rights legislation crafted by the hard right.