Why are Wendy Davis and Terry McAuliffe, two Southern politicians who made names for themselves as reproductive rights supporters, suddenly shrinking away from the issue of abortion?
Until now, attempts to track the legislative journey that ultimately led to the passage of one of the most restrictive anti-choice laws in the country would have been a daunting task. With the launch of RH Reality Check’s interactive database, however, a picture of the long road to HB 2 begins to emerge.
Among the suggested messaging strategies on how Republican male candidates should engage female voters are: Speak more humanely about abortion and don’t opine on the female body’s abilities if you’re not a doctor.
According to the Associated Press, the Susan B. Anthony List’s political action committee plans to spend around $10 million on this election.
She hasn’t even announced if she’ll run for president in 2016, but critics and media analysts alike are already struggling to cover the former secretary of state without falling into sexist tropes.
The massive campaign will take a pro-active approach to campaigning on women’s health issues in several key 2014 midterm races.
Here’s the real story you won’t hear from the politicians who just last week met to talk “legislative achievements in women’s healthcare”: Texas women are facing a health-care disaster at the hands of a small and extreme group of politicians.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running to be his state’s governor against likely Democratic nominee and pro-choice hero Wendy Davis, has chosen to campaign with a washed-up rock star known for his misogyny and racism.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis out-raised her presumed Republican opponent for the governor’s seat, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, during the second half of 2013.
2013 not only saw a number of pro-choice successes but also countless hard-working activists and allies who, against tremendous odds, put in time and energy to advance reproductive rights and health and ensure the safety of women and girls of all backgrounds.