This marks the latest chapter in a decades-old strategy by the anti-choice movement to target specific abortion procedures.
The only people profiting off the “sale” of fetal body parts are the members of the anti-choice movement, right-wing politicians, and the snake-oil salesmen and women otherwise known as GOP candidates for president.
The new version of the ban is likely to include changes to its controversial rape exception, but pro-choice advocates say that’s a red herring that ignores the reality of women’s health needs.
The U.S. Catholic bishops want to be known as the champions of the poor and struggling. But they’re happy to block services to the needy to further their anti-contraception agenda.
Gender-biased sex selection is a cultural practice driven precisely by devaluing and discrimination of women. Stopping it, therefore, is not about denying individual women their “choice.” It is about promoting the rights and worth of girls and women.
As a rabbi, I have to say, money is only part of the issue surrounding this abortion tax hike. My concern is really about a religious minority – so extreme and desperate in an anti-abortion position and inventiveness – that it is turning to the tax code to pressure all of us to live by their restrictive faith teachings.
Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, is the GOP’s anti-women, anti-abortion plan backfiring, sex education is needed throughout life, and a high school sets up HIV testing as a class project.