Former President Bill Clinton painted his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as the "best darn change-maker I have ever known" and the only "real" choice for president Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.
In perhaps the longest speech yet of the convention being held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Clinton ignited passionate support for his wife among delegates when he recalled her experience as a public servant who spent much of her career working to help the disenfranchised and promoting social justice — a concept she was introduced to, he said, by her Methodist youth minister during the early stages of her career.
And all the while as she did much of this work she was also juggling motherhood and marriage. more >>
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards denounced Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's comment calling pregnancy an "inconvenience."
In a speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Richards spoke about the issues she had with Trump's stated views on women and abortion.
"Donald Trump has pledged to appoint justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade and undo decades of progress. His policies aren't just frightening — they're rooted in a disturbing worldview," said Richards. more >>
A Texas judge has dismissed felony charges brought against Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden and his associate Sandra Merritt, the pro-life activists behind last year's undercover Planned Parenthood baby body parts videos.
On Tuesday morning, District Judge Brock Thomas threw out felony charges of tampering with a government record brought against Daleiden and Merritt that stem from the fact the pair used fake drivers licenses to gain access to a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic in their quest to film Planned Parenthood officials discussing the organization's illegal reimbursement practices for aborted babies' organs, limbs and tissue.
Although the Center for Medical Progress' videos originally sparked the state of Texas to investigate the legality the abortion giant's practices, a Harris County grand jury indicted Daleiden and Merritt in January without even voting on whether to prosecute officials from the nation's largest abortion business. more >>
Although Hillary Clinton and the beleaguered Democratic National Committee (DNC) are attempting to paint Donald Trump and Mike Pence as out of step with the country on abortion, new polling shows that a majority of Americans actually agree with Trump-Pence on this hot-button issue, while Clinton is pushing an abortion agenda opposed by almost 80 percent of Americans.
A new Marist poll of over 1,000 American adults (sampling all adults yields more liberal results than registered voters, and significantly more liberal than likely voters) finds that while 51 percent of Americans use the term "pro-choice" to describe their abortion views, that term is misleading, because 78 percent of Americans believe in substantial restrictions to abortion.
For example, Clinton and the DNC condemn Pence's signing an Indiana law discontinuing taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood in the Hoosier State. But the poll shows that 62 percent of all Americans — including 44 percent of Democrats — support banning taxpayer dollars from being spent on abortion. (This law was one of the reasons Pence was praised last week in Cleveland by pro-life leaders.) more >>
Exploiting a national tragedy about killing to advocate more killing is indefensible. But that's what Planned Parenthood did.
A pitfall of social media such as Facebook and Twitter is that we can find ourselves saying something we shouldn't.
While most of us can delete the offending message before too much damage is done, well-known people and organizations can't. By the time they realize their mistake, it's been widely seen, forwarded, and captured for posterity. more >>
A new poll shows that about three-quarters of pro-choice Americans agree that abortion clinics should be held to the same safety standards as other surgical centers, showing that last month's Supreme Court decision striking down components of a pro-life Texas law is out of step with the American public.
A Marist poll released Monday morning and commissioned by the Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Columbus finds that 78 percent of all Americans and 74 percent of pro-choice Americans believe that abortion clinics should be held to the same safety standards that other outpatient surgical centers must comply with.
Meanwhile, 77 percent of African-Americans and 82 percent of Hispanics also agree that abortion facilities need to be held to those same standards. more >>