Huckabee’s recent comments about abortion invoked the image of forcing women to give birth at gunpoint. But while other conservatives won’t actually bring up the idea of violent force, their goal—forced childbirth—is exactly the same.
Democrats led the effort to filibuster a bill sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) that would have prohibited federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, as well as made those funds “available” to other entities that provide women’s health services.
An unidentified person poured gasoline on a recently laid foundation and a security guard’s car early Saturday morning at the construction site of the Planned Parenthood facility in New Orleans.
The Planned Parenthood employees in the deceptively edited videos were speaking in a way that reflected their profession, and that had no bearing on their compassion for patients, or their ability to provide quality care.
Despite all the hand-waving about fetal tissue, the multi-week attack on Planned Parenthood is really just about stoking conservative resentment and trying to keep young and low-income women from accessing reproductive health care.
A coalition of Texas groups have come together this summer to launch two new efforts intended to help residents access legal abortion care and to communicate more broadly about Texans’ families, their lives, and their reproductive decisions.
While many Democrats avoid discussing the deceptive Center for Medical Progress videos, others are starting to push back against the front group.
Planned Parenthood is certainly the target, but its destruction is not the goal, any more than destroying ACORN was the true goal back in 2008. Destruction would be a happy side effect, but the true goal is to destroy the pathway for women to have access to legal and safe abortions.
The bill says it will divert Planned Parenthood’s funding to other providers of women’s health care, but critics say that simply wouldn’t work.
Ideological warfare about abortion via advertising has a long track record, though it’s a past largely forgotten in history’s fog and the present’s relentless attacks on abortion rights. Today’s reproductive rights and justice advocates can’t afford to forget that past.