On 40th Anniversary Roe v. Wade More Supported Than Ever

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 7:28 am

It has been 40 years since the Supreme Court handed down the Roe V. Wade decision and support for it among the American people has never been higher, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll. The poll found that 70 percent of Americans don’t want to see the law overturned while only 24 percent think it [...]

Support for Roe V. Wade Remains Strong and Consistent

By: Thursday January 17, 2013 9:21 am

An overwhelming majority of Americans don’t want to see the Roe V. Wade overturned by the Supreme Court, according to a new Pew Research poll. The poll found only 29 percent want to see the historic abortion decision overturned, while 63 percent want it to remain. From Pew: Interestingly, support for Roe v. Wade has [...]

If You Want to Reduce Abortion Give Women Access to Birth Control

By: Friday October 5, 2012 8:49 am

While the idea that giving women access to birth control is a great way to reduce abortion rates would seem self-evident, there is now a newly published study proving that to be the case. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, over the course of several years, provided women in the area [...]

For GOP Tax Increases Not Just a Sacred Cow, But the Whole Farm

By: Monday July 11, 2011 9:46 am

We frequently hear that tax increases are a “sacred cow” for the modern Republican party. If only the Republicans would allow tax increases in a debt ceiling deal, we’re told, they could get a compromise for other things they want in return. The reality, though, is that tax increases aren’t just a sacred cow to [...]

For Obama, Abortion Proves Not So Much a Right as a Bargaining Chip

By: Monday April 11, 2011 3:56 pm

At the end of the health care debate, when Obama was desperate to get the final bill passed in the House, he agreed to make a deal with Bart Stupak (D-MI) on the issue of abortion, by offering an executive order that restricted the availability of insurance coverage for reproductive health. The right to abortion [...]

To Stop Abortions, No Freedom Too Great to Sacrifice for GOP

By: Friday March 18, 2011 3:15 pm

For the Republican Party, there seems to be no limit to the amount of beloved personal freedoms they are willing to shred to simply make abortions more inconvenient. The latest example is the GOP’s push to actually increase the power and scope of the IRS. From Mother Jones: Under a GOP-backed bill expected to sail [...]

So Kendrick Meek is Suddenly Pro-Choice?

By: Wednesday June 23, 2010 8:27 am

Kendrick Meek is now saying that “when I become the nominee, the Democratic nominee, I will be the only pro-choice candidate on the ballot.” It’s great to hear his enthusiasm for abortion rights, but I have to wonder where Meek’s commitment was last year when he joined with four pro-life Democrats to demand restrictions on [...]

Tribal Loyalty and the Corporatist Agenda: It’s Not Just For Republicans Any More

By: Monday March 29, 2010 8:40 am

In 2007, Glenn Greenwald wrote a column about how our political debate was being constrained by the demonization of figures like Howard Dean, Al Gore or Ron Paul who were singled out and labeled “weirdos” for expressing opinions outside of party orthodoxy, even though those opinions may have broad popular support.  Noting that Ron Paul [...]

Signed, Sealed, but Not Delivered: Six Big Flaws Need Fixing to Make New Law Meaningful Health Care Reform

By: Monday March 22, 2010 5:30 am

This health care reform bill passed late last night and soon to be signed into law is a seriously flawed piece of legislation, for it fails to achieve the goals of real health care reform. Now that it is essentially the law of the land, the country needs to work diligently at the federal and [...]

NOW “Incensed” Over Obama Executive Order on Abortion

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 3:35 pm

NOW Statement on Obama’s Executive Order on Abortion: President Obama Breaks Faith with Women Statement of NOW President Terry O’Neill The National Organization for Women is incensed that President Barack Obama agreed today to issue an executive order designed to appease a handful of anti-choice Democrats who have held up health care reform in an [...]