Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart News – January 27, 2016
“America will only be a great nation when we have leaders of strong character who will defend both unborn children and the dignity of women. We cannot trust Donald Trump to do either. Therefore we urge our fellow citizens to support an alternative candidate.”
Bradford Richardson, The Hill – January 23, 2016
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion created rights that are not in the Constitution. “The Supreme Court in 1973 based its decision on imagining rights and liberties in the Constitution that are nowhere to be found,” he wrote in the Washington Examiner.
Jennifer Haberkorn, Politico – January 22, 2016
Republican or Democrat, the presidential front-runners are going extreme on abortion. More than other major candidates in recent memory, they are moving to the edge on abortion, even though most Americans are somewhere in the middle.
Susan Berry, Breitbart News – January 22, 2016
“They’ve peddled the fiction that Planned Parenthood is all about women’s health, when, really, it’s all about abortion. And, so, I think it’s important that we stand up and say, ‘Conservative women exist’ – let’s just start with that – and, secondly, that ‘We care for women and for unborn life.’ And they go hand in hand.’”
Katherine Geier, The Nation – January 22, 2016
Race and gender issues frequently seem like an afterthought to him, and he doesn’t embrace them with anywhere near the fervor he devotes to economic inequality.
Alex Seitz-Wald, MSNBC – January 22, 2016
Bernie Sanders called for repealing a key piece of anti-abortion legislation Friday, the day marking the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. “As president, and as someone who has a 100 percent pro-choice voting record in Congress, I will do everything that I can to protect and preserve a woman’s right to an abortion,” Sanders said in a statement. “Women must have full control over their reproductive health in order to have full control over their lives. We must rescind the Hyde Amendment and resist attempts by states to erect roadblocks to abortion.”
Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian – January 21, 2016
Carly Fiorina has been accused of “ambushing” a group of children, after she ushered pre-schoolers, who were on a field trip to a botanical garden, into an anti-abortion rally in Des Moines.
David Wright, CNN – January 20, 2016
“Really Senator Sanders?” Clinton tweeted, citing the Twitter handles for Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign. “How can you say that groups like @PPact and @HRC are part of the ‘establishment’ you’re taking on? –H.”
Sharon Jones, Women’s eNews – January 20, 2016
Unlike most advocacy groups, who wait until the general election before making an endorsement, the country’s two leading reproductive rights groups have already jumped in to back Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
Rebecca Traister, New York Magazine – Daily Intelligencer – January 18, 2016
It no longer comes as news that the Democratic Party has committed political malpractice by making the primary debates between its smart, strong candidates so few and so difficult to watch. But Sunday night’s debate was perhaps the most depressing of the bunch, obscured as it was in the midst of a three-day weekend, yet offering some of the most specific, robust exchanges between the party’s increasingly closely matched candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. (Maryland’s Martin O’Malley was, once again, a participant and certainly has demonstrated to voters his commitment to voluntarily ruining all of his winter weekends, as opposed to the rest of us, who have been forced to do so by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.)