“When you read some of these laws you want to check the calendar to make sure you’re still living in 2013,” Obama says.
Anti-abortion advocates say the Kermit Gosnell case forced Obama to distance himself from Planned Parenthood. Nonsense, says Planned Parenthood.
Fox News’ Ed Henry presses White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on possible future abortion legislation in Washington D.C. based on the Gosnell case happening in Philadelphia. “The president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial.”
Keeping abortion separate from other medical procedures and regulating it in different ways paves the way for unsafe clinics like the one Kermit Gosnell allegedly operated.
A Philadelphia abortion doctor has been charged with murdering seven babies and an adult patient at his “baby charnel house.”
“Why lose 10 years of elections to mess with those programs?” the pundit says of changes to Medicare.
Alabama representative Mary Sue McClurkin apparently does not understand the size or definition of organs.
One protester screamed, “I should firebomb this place.”
The Republican lawmaker behind the legislation is being accused of using it to bolster his Congressional bid against an incumbent, who reportedly pressured his mistress to get an abortion.
“A lot of the houses and businesses are painted different colors,” says a staff member, “so why not make it blend in?”
Laws proposed in several states could imprison doctors who provide an abortion because a fetus has a genetic abnormality.
The crime: “tampering with evidence.” [UPDATE: The lawmaker who introduced the bill says that isn’t the aim and plans to update the bill.]
An anti-abortion advocate writes in The New York Times that everyone should want more accurate abortion numbers. But abortion rights activists say the number of abortions shouldn’t be the issue.
Sort of in the vein of Lena Dunham’s Obama ad, watch Mehcad Brooks from True Blood romance Roe.
“Democrats are baby-killers!”
“I’m an old man,” says Dr. Curtis Boyd, “but I still don’t want to die prematurely.”
“Pro-choice? Pro-life? The truth is these labels limit the conversation.”
Sixty percent of women who end a pregnancy already have a child, and many live in counties with no abortion provider.
It’s not the economy.
Savita Halappanavar died after an Irish hospital refused to give her an abortion; following her death, thousands of protestors took to the streets.
“Reform is invariably propelled by shocking imagery.”
The really literal version of Obama’s campaign strategy to appeal to female voters. “The whole universe revolves around me in some way.”
“This is Cher, bitches. Do what she says … and God bless America,” Kathy Griffin says in a new web ad focused on turning out voters for women’s rights. GOP comments on abortion dominate the ad by the people behind 2008’s “Great Schlep.”
Robert Bork as Romney’s Supreme Court nominee, Roe v. Wade is overturned, and Medicare is voucherized with the help of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock in Romney’s first 100 days, OFA imagines.
Because abortion is “putting more violence on a woman’s body.” A new day, and Democrats point to another Republican making the case against abortion in the case of rape.
Outside groups are suddenly flocking to the former pariah. But national groups are officially staying out.
In waning days of election, Missouri Republican still hopes to win back support of women.
“It was a double whammy,” says Bonjean. An Akin adviser says it’s nice to see Republicans standing behind Mourdock.
Conservatives hope to shift narrative in wake of Mourdock’s rape statement.
Tennessee Republican who pressured mistress to have an abortion finds himself under increased scrutiny just weeks before election.