Gates and others have long claimed that conversations about abortion are “toxic” not just to feminism and the equality movement, but political progress in general. To that I say hooey.
All Jim Wallis needs to know about you is that you have a womb that’s got a zygote in it, and the “right” decision — to carry your pregnancy to term — is made.
As Democrats head to Denver for their national convention next week, many pro-choice groups are optimistic about the priorities of the party on reproductive rights.
The Democratic Party Platform comes very close to embracing the reproductive health agenda that has been consistently advocated by the pro-choice, progressive women’s movement. So why are “pro-life” progressives claiming victory?
The practical distinctions between the Democratic Party’s ’04 and ’08 platform positions on abortion may not be vast. But there’s a world of difference in the way the platforms approach reproductive autonomy.