This afternoon, pro-choice members of Planned Parenthood came together with some pro-life protesters on the streets of Charlotte, N.C. to calmly discuss their differing opinions concerning the complicated matter of abortion. Here it is, boiled down to the only seven images you need to see…
This is a picture of a woman's chest. Also, it appears that has a clever slogan on her t-shirt.
Tags: Abortion, Democratic National Convention, Planned Parenthood, Protesters
Prior to his depiction of the female reproductive system as a legitimate rape detector, Todd Akin had been leading incumbent Missouri senator Claire McCaskill in the polls for months.
Not anymore. A Mason-Dixon poll shows half of Akin's supporters want him to withdraw and stop assaulting the Republicans' chances of gaining control of the Senate. His favorability rating is 17 percent positive versus 56 percent negative, and he trails McCaskill by nine points.
A chorus of Republican officials have called on Akin to step aside. Turns out, he is not a miraculous snow-flake who deserves the chance to live out his Senate candidacy to the fullest, but a burden that must be discarded.
Tags: Abortion, Claire McCaskill, Missouri, Senate, Todd Akin, Women's Rights
Creeping Sharia isn't just the name of a garage band made up of aging horticulture enthusiasts, it's also a worry of the Republican Party. Though the official platform draft won't be released until today, the RNC platform committee has reportedly adopted an amendment supporting a ban on the use of foreign law in American courts, a plank aimed at curbing the imaginary appeal of Islamic teachings.
Or is it not so imaginary after all?
Tags: Abortion, Islam, Religion, Republican National Convention, Republicans
If you work for a local news organization and you wanna talk to Mitt Romney, you'd better stick to important relevant topics. Important and relevant to Mitt Romney's poll numbers…
Boyd told TPM that the Romney campaign offered her station an interview with Romney, one of several local news hits in swing states that Romney conducted via satellite Thursday. A campaign staffer whose name she didn't divulge told her what questions she wasn't allowed to ask.
"They said, you know, 'the only stipulation is we don't want you talking about the Akin issue,'" Boyd recalled. She also said the Romney staffer told her the campaign didn't want questions for Romney about 'the whole abortion controversy.'"…
"I said to them, 'Look everybody's talking about this. It's going to seem awkward if I don't ask about it,'" she said. "And they said, 'Well he's said all he's going to say about it. He doesn't have anything more to say, you won't be getting any new information so we don't want to talk about that.'"
I'm of two minds on this.
Tags: Abortion, Media, Mitt Romney, Todd Akin
Good news, everyone! Turns out that Frank Szabo — a candidate for sheriff of New Hampshire's Hillsborough County — does not believe that the U.S. Constitution gives county sheriffs the right to shoot down doctors who attempt to give women legal and consented abortions…
In a written statement, Szabo today said he has reflected on the "unacceptable public comments" he made yesterday, and retracted the idea that he would use deadly force to stop an abortion doctor and apologized to the people of New Hampshire for so carelessly losing track of what he was saying.
Yes, that is an actual thing that was actually written about an actual sheriff candidate. Because — believe it or not –yesterday, Szabo actually for real no-kidding said this…
Tags: Abortion, Guns, New Hampshire