abortion

New York News
7:07 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Women's Equality Act Proposal Draws Much Attention

One of several proposals in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State-of-the-State Speech Wednesday includes a Women’s Equality Act, a ten-point agenda that includes protecting a woman’s freedom of choice by enacting the Reproductive Health Act. And Cuomo made it clear Thursday that he will give the same high-octane effort he gave the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2011 which remains the capstone of his progressive agenda. The Democrat says he's also deciding to disagree with Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who urged Cuomo not to expand abortion rights. 

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Commentary & Opinion
12:21 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Sean Philpott: The Silent War on Abortion

Over the past two weeks, the attention of the American public has been held captive by the political circuses known as the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  They couldn’t have been more different.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Akin and the GOP : 8/22/12

Since apologizing earlier this week for his remarks on rape and pregnancy, Republican Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has been rebuked by democrats and republicans alike, with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney saying he should, “Exit the senate race,” and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus telling him, “not to come,” to next week’s Republican National Convention.

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WAMC News
7:50 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Planned Parenthood Launches Anti-Romney TV Ad

Planned Parenthood is launching a TV ad campaign in three battleground states suggesting that women's rights would suffer if Republican Mitt Romney is elected president. The political arm of the women's health care organization has endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has details…

The group announced Wednesday, a day after Romney claimed the GOP presidential nomination, that it would spend $1.4 million to air its ad in Florida, Iowa and Virginia, as well as Washington, D.C.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:44 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Herbert London: When Choice Justifies Murder

While the Road to Serfdom is paved with good intentions gone awry; the road to self fulfillment—the dream of the modern person—is constructed with freedom stones resembling personal license. What is emerging in the United States, based in part on the empirical data in Charles Murray’s Coming Apart, is a selective version of morality. If it feels good, do it. The constraints inspired by the Judeo-Christian tradition, our genetic inheritance, even our sex, are mere trifles compared to personal choice and desire. To my astonishment, even murder is justified as an act of personal morality.

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North Country News
7:44 am
Fri March 30, 2012

NH House Votes to Ban Abortion after 20 Weeks

The New Hampshire House has voted to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports...

The bill also would make it a felony for a provider, punishable by up to 15 years in prison for violating the proposed law. No penalty could be assessed against the mother.

Laura Thibault, interim executive director of the local NARAL Pro-Choice America group, says no elective abortions are provided in New Hampshire now beyond 20 weeks.

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