Over and over again we’ve seen that the GOP and the anti-choice movement writ large blatantly disregard the likely consequences of their own rhetoric, and then cry foul when asked to do some soul-searching.
The practice of using feminine pronouns (often in a sexually suggestive way) to refer to things such as tools, cars, and even boats is fairly common—so common that many people do not stop to question what they are actually saying, which is that women are objects. This underlying message in our language is reflective of how our society treats women.
Martin O’Malley released his health-care platform promising universal contraceptive coverage, Marco Rubio shifted his position on allowing exceptions to abortion bans, Hillary Clinton suggested that the Helms Amendment be reevaluated, and Republicans convened in Iowa to complain that their attacks on abortion aren’t gaining traction because of political correctness.
At an event considered the “final exam” for candidates prior to influential evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats making his endorsement, candidates used the night to blast “political correctness” for interfering with their factually incorrect attacks on abortion.
A petition filed by attorneys for the State of North Dakota tells the U.S. Supreme Court that after more than 40 years, it is time to give back to the states the power to criminalize abortion.
Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said he aims to create a “new agency that has a clear mandate to promote the core, Judeo-Christian Western values that we and our friends and allies share.”
The petition calls a September decision by the Alabama Supreme Court to not recognize the parent’s adoptive rights as “unprecedented” and asks for an emergency order allowing her to see her kids.
There’s been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas’ HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is sitting on another major abortion rights case.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) hired Eric Teetsel, who has suggested that LGBTQ equality has led to a time of “great pain and darkness,” to direct his campaign’s faith outreach.
Conference organizers announced that more than 1,600 people are expected to attend the National Religious Liberties Conference, which will include scheduled appearances by Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal—all strident opponents of abortion rights.