Amendment 67 flies in the face of all my Catholic values. By banning birth control, abortion, and in vitro fertilization, this dangerous measure would prevent women from following their consciences when making critical moral decisions.
Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota will decide ballot measures, also known as initiatives or issues, on Election Day to increase those states’ minimum wage.
Some Republican candidates appear to be trying to neutralize “war on women” criticisms to narrow the gender voting gap that favors Democrats among women.
Early voting in Tennessee has begun and many residents have already taken to the polls to cast their ballots for Amendment 1, a highly controversial and extreme anti-choice ballot initiative.
In a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday, Hillary Clinton said that worldwide, women’s labor is often invisible because they work in the “informal economy.”
Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an emergency appeal with the Oklahoma Supreme Court asking them to blocking a ruling Wednesday that allowed new restrictions on medication abortions to take effect.
Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, who will likely become majority leader if he wins his re-election campaign next week and if the Republicans win the Senate, has promised his base that a 20-week abortion ban is a priority for him.
The amendments in Colorado and North Dakota giving legal rights to fetuses would leave people seeking in vitro fertilization in the dust.
The ruling is the second this week to allow an anti-abortion restriction to take effect beginning November 1.
Colorado’s bishops, speaking through the Colorado Catholic Conference, say they’ve taken a “neutral” stance on Colorado’s “personhood” amendment. But they’ve backed church activity supporting the amendment and are criticizing a campaign against the measure by Catholics for Choice, which claims the bishops have tacitly backed Amendment 67.