Today’s roundup is all about the politicians and the things they do in their attempts to keep supporters happy, some of which will backfire.
This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. As the political leader of the pro-choice movement, NARAL Pro-Choice America mark’s President Obama’s 100 day milestone as yet another reminder of how electing leaders who support the fundamental American values of freedom and privacy does make a difference in the lives of women and their families.
Are your reproductive rights safer than they were 100 days ago?; Arizona to apply for abstinence-only funds; Ohio legislature considers Prevention First bill; Dawn Johnsen’s nomination fight reveals weakness of anti-choice movement.
Protests from anti-choice activists continue to stall the nominations of Dawn Johnsen to Office of Legal Counsel and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Watch Dahlia Lithwick and Rachel Maddow crush the logic behind Republican opposition to Dawn Johnsen, President Obama’s pick for Assistant Attorney General. Slick.
In her reader diary, Nancy Keenan writes: The media is abuzz with stories of GOP obstructionism of some of Obama’s nominees. NARAL Pro-Choice America is taking action to keep the pressure on.
The nomination of Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Counsel, along with Eric Holder and other Obama picks, signals an end to the Bush Administration reigns of terror on prisoners of war and on women’s rights.