Eesha Pandit, Slate – January 15, 2016
On the campaign trail this week, Hillary Clinton referenced her support of reproductive rights and mentioned a little-known federal policy that makes it very difficult for low-income women to get an abortion: The Hyde Amendment.
Jessica Valenti, The Guardian – January 12, 2016
Clinton will probably continue to have criticisms lobbed against her whether she continues with her gender-focused strategy or not. And while we don’t yet know how well the new feminist tilt will work with voters, we do know that gender is already a factor in people’s decisions: one study shows that parents with daughters are more likely to support Clinton than parents of sons.
Ally Boghun, RH Reality Check – January 12, 2016
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT), former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, and Hillary Clinton convened in Iowa Monday night to weigh in on the issues that Black and Latino voters say most impact them.
Akilah Johnson, The Boston Globe – January 8, 2016
The 17-year-old from Cape Elizabeth High School in Maine asked Carly Fiorina the last question in a 48-minute town hall meeting at the confab: “Ms. Fiorina, how do you call yourself a feminist if you are taking away my basic right as a woman to choose what to do with my body?” Pause. There were actually 16 seconds of unenthusiastic pauses while Fiorina just stood there holding the microphone during sustained applause. “So you know what,” she said interrupting the handclapping. “I’m not trying to take it away. You have that right realistically. This is political rhetoric, but let me tell you something. Let me tell you why I’m pro life.”
Amy Chozick, New York Times – January 7, 2016
Planned Parenthood, which has become an ideological minefield in the 2016 presidential election, said Thursday that it would endorse Hillary Clinton — its first endorsement in a presidential primary in the nonprofit’s 100-year existence. Mrs. Clinton will officially accept the group’s support Sunday at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. The decision to break with tradition and endorse Mrs. Clinton comes as the House has approved a measure, endorsed by the leading Republican presidential candidates, that would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and strip away federal financing for Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive and health care services.
Adam Howard, MSNBC – January 5, 2016
In a sign of the strength of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed her candidacy on Tuesday. “I am honored to earn the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC. As one of our country’s leading advocates for reproductive rights, NARAL’s work is more important than ever,” Clinton said in a statement on Tuesday. “I will stand with NARAL and women across the country in defending access to abortion, contraception, and sex education. I will stand with NARAL in advocating for policies that help women and families. The stakes could not be higher in this election, and I am grateful to the more than 1 million members of NARAL for their support,” she added.
Emily Cahn, Mashable – December 30, 2015
Donald Trump’s National Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson wore a necklace made of bullets during an appearance on CNN Tuesday, drawing criticism on Twitter for the controversial sartorial choice. In response to the outcry over her jewelry selection, Pierson said she could wear something even more controversial on her next television hit: a necklace made of fetuses.
Courtney Crowder, Des Moines Register – December 7, 2015
Before touring the Mt. Pleasant facility, Fiorina told an audience of about 100 people her “pro-life story,” which began in earnest when she was 22 and her best friend went to get an abortion at Planned Parenthood, she said. “I remember they gave her no options,” Fiorina said. “And I remember what it did to her physically and emotionally. It was devastating. She was never the same.”
Scott Conroy, Huffington Post – December 2, 2015
Republican front-runner Donald Trump refused to say whether he supports overturning the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, raising new questions about his commitment to opposing abortion rights.
Alan He, CBS News – November 30, 2015
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Monday evening ridiculed idea that Republicans were waging a “war on women,” calling it, “made up nonsense.” “Last I checked, we don’t have a rubber shortage in America,” Cruz joked in response to a question at a town hall in Bettendorf, Iowa about his stance on contraception.