Palin Not "Right Enough"
There seems to be a purge mentality in the air. The Republican Party is throwing overboard any candidate or standing member not "fundamentalist enough" for its current litmus test. And now the anti-choice movement had adopted this tactic to attack….Sarah Palin!!!
Talking Points Memo reports that:
American Right To Life, the self-proclaimed "personhood wing of the
right-to-life movement" attacked Palin today for using "liberal,
pro-choice, socialist terminology" in her political rhetoric on
abortion and for distinguishing "between her ‘personal’ and public
pro-life views" ("personally pro-life means officially pro-choice," the group says.
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And to think only a few months ago she was the poster-girl for those who thought McCain was wishy-washy!! Whew! How things change.
Progressive Religious Leaders Speak Out Against Stupak, For Separation of Church and State
Members of the progressive and pro-choice Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice held a news conference yesterday calling on the Senate to reject the Stupak amendment in the House health reform bill. The group is made up of a diverse array of religious denominations, including Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim groups.
health care system should be inclusive and respectful of diverse
religious beliefs and decisions regarding childbearing," the group said
in a statement.
"A health care system that serves all persons
with dignity and equality will include comprehensive reproductive
A CNN report on the issue noted that:
Religious leaders have been split over the issue of abortion coverage.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pushed successfully to amend
the House bill to prohibit abortion coverage in a government-run health
insurance plan, as well as in private plans that accept anyone using
government subsidies to buy insurance coverage.
CNN also cited a letter signed by 90 Democrats and sent to President Obama last week stating:
"Health care reform must not be
misused as an opportunity to restrict women’s access to reproductive
But, CNN noted:
example of the complicated politics of the issue, all but one of the
House Democrats who signed the letter had voted to pass the overall health care bill
even though it contained the amendment they opposed. Their strategy now
is to work with Obama and Senate Democrats to prevent inclusion of the
language of the amendment from a final health care bill.
interview broadcast Sunday on CNN’s "State of the Union," presidential
adviser David Axelrod said the House bill as currently worded goes
further than Obama’s stated wishes.
"The president has said
repeatedly, and he said in his speech to Congress, that he doesn’t
believe that this bill should change the status quo as it relates to
the issue of abortion," Axelrod said.
"I think it’s fair to say the bill Congress passed does change the status quo."
November 16th, 2009
Pricing abortion coverage Politico
Pro-Life Group Says
Palin ‘Misleading And Unreliable’ On Abortion … Talking Points Memo
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize Huffington
Senate In New TV Ads TPM LiveWire
to your children about sex The Nation
happen, even when they’re illegal OregonLive.com
and choose from the Bible Baltimore
The First Abortion Rights
Health Care Ad » New York Daily
Approach to Abortion Rights New York Times
Hurdle to Have Limited Effect Wall
Carmichael: And Once Again, It’s Abortion Huffington Post
leader defends role in health care debate The Associated Press
Meet The Editors Commonweal
petition would outlaw pills that induce abortion Las Vegas Review – Journal
abortions in health plan Bloomington
The Church of
the GOP Baltimore Sun
Percent of Pregnancies Unwanted’ AllAfrica.com
on Feminism Harvard Crimson