of course everybody has the right to personally oppose abortion, the
killing and harassment of Dr. Tiller is beyond the pale. The hypocrisy of murder being the recourse of someone who is "pro-life" is so evident it barely needs discussing.
More buzz possible HHS Secretary picks; Kansas legislature considers anti-choice bills, and so does South Carolina’s; Scott Lemieux takes the measure of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Former Attorney General Phill Kline makes no secret of his anti-choice position. But when he collected evidence against abortion provider Dr. Tiller to bring Tiller to trial, he used his Deputy Attorney General to do so – an anti-choice activist arrested over a dozen times for trespassing and protesting at abortion clinics.
Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hears Virginia late-term abortion law twice deemed unconstitutional; Catholics chastise Fordham University for giving award to Justice Stephen Breyer; Prenatal testing and abortion; Anti-contraception candidate for House in Virginia.
This morning, a full Fourth Circuit Court reconsidered a Virginia ban on certain late-term abortion procedures.
While the anti-choice measure on the ballot in South Dakota claims it won’t affect women with crisis pregnancies whose lives are in danger – or physicians and other providers involved – a leaked memo from a SD hospital concludes something very different.
Obama seeks middle ground on abortion; McCain slammed for ‘sarcastic air quotes’; Abortion restrictions on the ballot in Colorado, South Dakota and California; Broad support for reproductive health bill in Phillipines; UN says more focus on women needed in fight against HIV; ‘HIV positive’ Muppet educates kids on the disease in South Africa.
Hardball’s Chris Matthews hosted Cecile Richards and Barbara Comstock for a debate between education, prevention and pro-choice values vs. the same old divisive politics of personal destruction from the far-right.
Finally, we heard a discussion about women’s health that recognized the significance of private medical decision-making and the common ground solutions we can all work on together.
Sarah Palin is an outspoken critic of abortion — against it even in incidents of rape and incest. But as governor she never pushed anti-choice legislation.