One primary. Two Democrats. One pro-choice. One anti-choice. Here we go again.
While progressive Democrats can celebrate the first-step win of Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA) over Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) in last night’s primary, another Pennsylvania race ended with a win for anti-choice Blue Dog Democrats.
The mainstream media has stopped treating the netroots like a bunch of screaming children, but as real players whose blogs and websites have to be reckoned with, whether they like it or not.
“Abortion reduction,” one of the signature anti-choice tactics of the 1990s, has now migrated into the Democratic Party under the guise of offering “common ground.”
Today at the DNC, organizations supported women politicians encouraged young women to run for public office.
Two anti-choice groups, both claiming the moniker “Operation Rescue,” will descend on the DNC to protest. Problem is, one group plans for an in-your-face rally with an illegal sit-in while the other group wants a peaceful demonstration.
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.
When discussing late-term abortion, Barack Obama used talking points we would expect to hear from John McCain: abstinence, adoption, and sacredness of sex.