Emily Greenhouse, Bloomberg Politics – August 20, 2015
As we roll toward the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party seems to have undergone a vigorous rightward turn on the subject of abortion. Whether because of deeply held beliefs or the tactical imperatives of the GOP’s primary season, many of the candidates are taking surprisingly unyielding positions—ones that are well out of the current American mainstream.
Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times – August 12, 2015
Trump’s boorishness, however, isn’t the GOP’s biggest obstacle on the way to gender parity. A good chunk of last week’s debate focused on abortion. In an attempt to appeal to social conservatives, several candidates steered right into what most voters will see as fringe territory.
Rebecca Kaplan, CBS News – August 11, 2015
Neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson clarified his stance on abortion Tuesday in the wake of an attack from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who criticized the entire GOP field for being offensive to women.
Sahil Kapur, Bloomberg Politics – August 10, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is making it clear to a national audience that he opposes legal abortion even in the case of pregnancies that result from rape and incest, a position that’s opposed by a large majority of Americans—and one that the Democratic front-runner is already attempting to exploit.
Igor Bobic, Huffington Post – August 4, 2015
Enraged by a string of controversial videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing aborted fetal specimens, conservatives in and out of Washington are pushing to shut government down, if necessary, to stop federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
Jill Filipovic, Cosmopolitan – July 30, 2015
As the presidential primaries approach, the biggest battleground may not be Iowa or New Hampshire, but women’s bodies and reproductive rights. Republican presidential candidates are taking loud and aggressive anti-abortion positions, and that’s giving some women’s rights advocates flashbacks to four years ago.
Alina Selyukh, Reuters – July 26, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential contender Rand Paul said on Sunday he plans to push Congress to cut federal funding for the non-profit reproductive healthcare organization Planned Parenthood in a debate over its treatment of aborted fetal tissue.
Ed Tibbetts, Quad City Times – July 25, 2015
Republican presidential hopeful Carly Florina said here Saturday that abortion is an issue that must be given prominence in the 2016 election, and she suggested she can talk about it in a way her male rivals for the party’s nomination cannot.