Even in front of this red-meat-friendly audience, references to abortion rights by presidential hopefuls were mostly passing and routine.
Sen. Rand Paul marked last week’s anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by arguing for the urgent passage of his federal ‘personhood’ legislation. But in 2013, he said he was in no rush to pass his own legislation, which, he claimed, was intended to spark a discussion.
The right is throwing all its weight behind Sen. Pat Roberts to help him defeat pro-choice Independent Greg Orman.
Nearly two hours into the Friday morning speeches at this year’s Values Voter Summit, Rep. Marlin Stutzman revved up the crowd with his call to ban abortion, using himself as a reason.
Palin closed CPAC with a speech that demonstrated the right’s women problem: It’s hard to win women when you can’t help insulting them.
Everything Rand Paul has said in recent weeks—from his comments about Monica Lewinsky and the “war on women” to his drafting of anti-choice Cuccinelli as lead counsel—is about proving his patriarchal bona fides.
In the same week, Rand Paul praised his sister for having six kids but denounced a hypothetical woman on assistance who has only five. The contrast lays bare the hypocrisy and prejudice of the anti-choice movement, and shows how conservatives use children as weapons against women.
Studies suggest that Gen Xers like Kirsten Gillibrand question authority and reject seniority, while Baby Boomers like Claire McCaskill treasure loyalty and play by the rules. A proposal to stem the military’s sexual assault crisis may just be the result of generational divide.
In the United States there have been more than 6,400 reported incidents of violence against abortion providers since 1977, and around the globe some 47,000 women die from unsafe abortions each year. What’s that about anti-abortion views being non-violent again?
In joining with Sen. Kristen Gillibrand to support the Democrat’s bill, the anti-choice Republicans likely hope to convey some compassion for women—with an eye to the 2016 presidential primaries.