The SBA List recently announced a new national campaign to elect women who oppose abortion, showing how much the group’s mission has shifted over the past several years from electing “pro-life” women to supporting many anti-choice men.
The Senate Armed Services chair has bowed to the objections of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and spiked Sen. Gillibrand’s measure to take the prosecution of sexual assaults in the military out of the chain of command. This, after a day-long military sexual assault hearing that featured mostly men.
At Wednesday’s debate Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez gave some indication of how he would vote on reproductive health policy, a topic that he has been reluctant to discuss in detail on the campaign trail.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff flatly rejected removal of sex-crimes prosecution from the chain of command; Sen. Gillibrand took them to school. Meanwhile, Saxby Chambliss claimed that “the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things to occur.”
After being questioned by a Boston Globe reporter about whether he would have supported a bill last year to limit insurance coverage of contraception, Gomez refused to answer, saying “I’m not sure how much more clear I can be.”
Judging by their words, you’d think they’d be willing to stop at nothing to end the epidemic of sexual assault in the military. But you would be wrong.
Democrats were allowed one witness to the Republicans’ three at a hearing on Rep. Trent Franks’ proposed 20-week abortion ban.
When the Gosnell case went to trial, right-wing activists saw their moment at hand, and got busy. Right-wing members of Congress got the message.
Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel announced that she is running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, while Virginia Republicans selected Bishop E.W. Jackson as their nominee for lieutenant governor in this year’s election.
At a press conference on Capitol Hill, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand demonstrated bipartisan support for her proposal to remove the reporting and prosecution of sexual assault complaints in the military from the chain of command.