· · · · · 

Battle in South Dakota Over Abortion Ban

The battle over the abortion ban in South Dakota continues. The opposition campaign released a television ad today featuring a real-life family who desperately needed a procedure. How many women could have already been helped with the money spent on the campaign pushing the initiative in 2004 and 2008?

· · · · · 

VIDEO: GOP Conventioneers Reaction to Palin Pregnancy

I think I’ve figured it out. The abstinence-only/virginity pledging until marriage/promising purity to your father crowd actually has no illusions that it won’t all turn out exactly the way it did with Bristol Palin.

· · · · · 

Al Franken’s Not-So-Funny Planned Parenthood Endorsement

Progressive senatorial candidate and former entertainer Al Franken has had a rocky relationship with women’s groups and female legislators. But his campaign got a boost with the endorsement of Planned Parenthood and others this week.

· · · · · 

Pro-Choice GOP Win, Kline Defeat Signal End to Social Conservatism

There’s no place like home. Kansans resoundingly reject Phill Kline, again, and give a narrow victory to Pro-Choice Republican Lynn Jenkins over former far-right Congressman Jim Ryun.

· · · · · 

The New Anti-Choice Democrats: Can We Work With Them?

Reassuring Southern voters about core social issues like abortion was likely the only way Democrats could have won recent special elections in Mississippi and Louisiana. So how can reproductive health advocates get newly-elected anti-choice Dems to work with us?

· · · · · 

A Pre-Roe Voice On Why Legal Abortion Is Crucial

Dr. Warren Fielding, a pre-Roe physician, lets us in on the horrifying reality of abortion care before Roe v. Wade and why legal abortion is crucial to woman’s autonomy.

· · · · · 

RealTime: Clinton Wins Pennsylvania Primary

Pennsylvania voters delivered a 54% to 45% win to Hillary Clinton tonight.

· · · · · 

Obama: Not Invited to My Baby Shower

Michael Gerson says Barack Obama doesn’t have a “welcoming attitude to new life.” What exactly kicks Obama off your baby shower guest list?

· · · · · 

US Intervenes on Ethiopian Abortion Law

Ethiopia has changed its law to expand the indications for legal abortion. While the global gag rule does not allow the U.S. to interfere in the sovereign affairs of another nation, the U.S. has nonetheless attempted to impose its own views on abortion on this government-led legal reform process.

· · · · · 

The Real Scandal

Until Americans, and our media, stop insisting that our male leaders be a manly and upright family fellow with a docile wife who gazes at him adoringly, we shouldn’t be surprised when that spouse remains devoted in the face of infidelity.

· · · · ·