Martin O’Malley released his health-care platform promising universal contraceptive coverage, Marco Rubio shifted his position on allowing exceptions to abortion bans, Hillary Clinton suggested that the Helms Amendment be reevaluated, and Republicans convened in Iowa to complain that their attacks on abortion aren’t gaining traction because of political correctness.
At an event considered the “final exam” for candidates prior to influential evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats making his endorsement, candidates used the night to blast “political correctness” for interfering with their factually incorrect attacks on abortion.
Candidates on the 2016 campaign trail spent the week focusing on reproductive health, with Jeb Bush’s super PAC considering an attack on Sen. Marco Rubio’s abortion stance.
The rapidly changing demographics of the U.S. Latino community might suggest language alone is not as important as it used to be, but advocates and researchers say that the GOP is making a grave mistake by failing to engage any and all Spanish-speaking voters in every possible medium.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) hired Eric Teetsel, who has suggested that LGBTQ equality has led to a time of “great pain and darkness,” to direct his campaign’s faith outreach.
If Fox Business Networks’ moderators want to follow through on their promise to highlight the issues, there are a few questions they should ask the candidates.
“With personhood repeatedly being brought up—and defeated by landslide margins—on the Colorado ballot, it would seem relevant to the upcoming Republican debate being held in Boulder next week,” said Karen Middleton, director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado.
Each of the five Democratic presidential candidates has supported the Affordable Care Act, but one candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), said during Tuesday’s debate he would go a step beyond Obamacare if he won the presidency.
The biggest campaign news on reproductive rights this week continued to be Carly Fiorina, who doubled down on the biggest lie she has told so far.
Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Rick Santorum called to strip Planned Parenthood of all funding at the annual Values Voter Summit.