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.
Bob Schieffer asked Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain "[c]ould either of you ever nominate someone to the Supreme Court who disagrees with you on this issue? Senator McCain?"