Monday, January 09, 2012

Don't get distracted: Republicans Versus Reproductive Rights

It's easy to forget that one of the key themes in the next year is taking away any right to an abortion. As the rhetoric ramps up, their position will move even further toward authoritarian control of this, medical, decision.


Republicans Versus Reproductive Rights - NYTimes.com

In Iowa, the Republican presidential contenders tried to outdo one another in attacking reproductive rights as they sought the support of caucusgoers from the religious right. In New Hampshire, where voters are less socially conservative, the candidates have focused more on economic issues.

But the message from Iowa was crystal clear: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman Jr., Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry all stand ready to restrict a woman’s right to make her own childbearing decisions and deny essential health care to millions of women.

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