Bart Stupak says he’s seriously considering running for governor in Michigan in 2010.
Just because she was officially rebuked, she hasn’t backed down. Sister Donna Quinn, the Chicago Roman Catholic nun who was reprimanded last month for her years of work volunteering as an abortion clinic escort, is still backing women’s rights.
Shelby responds to Rebecca Sive’s post in her reader diary.
Young women of America: Today’s fight is a defining battle for American women. Fail to understand this at your peril.
Because of the tremendous work done in the 60s and 70s, my generation can sit around and have conversations about our feelings about abortion. But we need to remember that what matters politically is the legal right to have an abortion, without which these conversations are moot.
Since Bart Stupak tried to ban federal funding of abortion in a House
bill earlier this month, there’s been an abundance of opining articles
on the public perception of abortion. And according to two articles
published recently, the real split isn’t between red states or blue
states, but generational approaches to the issue of abortion.
Rep. Diana DeGette releases a statement on the Senate bill’s exclusion of the anti-choice Stupak Amendment language and her vision for moving forward with health care reform.
The Senate health care reform bill was released last night and maintains the status quo on abortion access, throwing out any abortion coverage bans a la the Stupak Amendment; Catholics argue against the idea that banning private insurance coverage for abortion in the House bill was some kind of common ground effort; and DC disses birth control coverage.
I agree with Jim Wallis that the truth has become a casualty in this war–because both Jim and the Catholic Bishops have twisted it. And if Jim Wallis and his conservative allies have their way, women will become another casualty.
A backlash is growing against recent effort by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to impose ultra-conservative Catholic ideology on U.S. public health policy and women’s rights as a growing number of faith leaders speak out.