By Marc A. Thiessen | PUBLISHED: June 12, 2019 at 11:40 am | UPDATED: June 12, 2019 at 11:55 am WASHINGTON — For decades, Catholic Democratic politicians have been justifying their pro-choice position by telling us that they were personally opposed to abortion but could not impose their religious view on others. For most, the argument was a fig leaf to justify their shameful failure to protect innocent unborn life. But it appeared that Joe Biden really believed it. For more than 40 years, Biden supported the Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for abortions. In 1994, when a constituent wrote to Biden, urging him, “Please don’t force me to pay for abortions against my conscience,” Biden replied, “I agree with you.” He pointed out that he had voted no fewer than 50 times against federal funding of abortions, promising, “Those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them.” In his 2007 book … [Read more...] about Thiessen: Biden’s surrender on abortion is theater of the absurd
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump urged lawmakers in his State of the Union address to put new limits on abortion, but partisan division in the U.S. Congress means the Supreme Court likely will set the agenda on the divisive issue, as it has for decades. FILE PHOTO: A counter-protester holds an anti-Trump sign behind an anti-abortion demonstrator as the annual March for Life concludes at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC, U.S. January 27, 2017. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan/File Photo Bolstered by Trump’s appointment of two conservative justices, the nine-member court could soon begin to pare back abortion rights, starting with a major case from Louisiana that is one of several similar pending appeals. The addition of Trump appointees Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch could alter the conservative-majority court’s approach to abortion. Kavanaugh replaced Justice Anthony Kennedy, a conservative who backed abortion rights in key rulings in 1992 and … [Read more...] about On abortion, Trump agenda likely leads to Supreme Court, not Congress
World A 61-year-old conservative Australian senator declared himself a woman while speaking at Parliament Wednesday, complaining that he is tired of being attacked for his anti-abortion beliefs. Australian member of Parliament, Sen. Barry O'Sullivan of the center-right Liberal National Party of Queensland, made the gender-swapping declaration after several female lawmakers said he'd never understand women's choices about their reproductive health. O'Sullivan made a motion Monday to bar pro-choice activists from disrupting Day of the Unborn Child events to be held next month, a March 25 observance established by Pope John Paul II. A longtime proponent of banning all abortion procedures, O'Sullivan said that by declaring himself a woman he would no longer be "attacked" by what he described as loud liberals marginalizing and shaming any opponent of abortion. His comments went viral on social media, prompting pro-choice activists and left-leaning groups around the … [Read more...] about Right-wing Australian Lawmaker, Criticized for Opining on Abortion, Declares Himself a Woman
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... AUSTIN, Texas — There aren’t likely to be many undecided voters in the crowd Saturday night when Willie Nelson holds a concert for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. If fact, it’s hard to imagine a better personification of liberal Austin differing from much of the rest of conservative Texas than a show featuring a rising Democratic star and a long-haired country icon who has been chummy with the party since Jimmy Carter’s administration. A three-term congressman from El Paso and onetime punk rocker trying to upset Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November, O’Rourke is openly moving to the left in contrast to some other Democrats competing in tight, red-state Senate races around the country. ADVERTISEMENT Those include Phil Bredesen, a former … [Read more...] about Concert with Willie Nelson shows O’Rourke’s liberal views
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAlexander Burns and Sydney Ember Sept. 17, 2018 SEATTLE — Michael R. Bloomberg is actively considering a campaign for president as a Democrat in 2020, concluding that it would be his only path to the White House even as he voices stark disagreements with progressives on defining issues including bank regulation, stop-and-frisk police tactics and the #MeToo movement. Mr. Bloomberg, 76, a billionaire media executive and former New York City mayor, has already aligned himself with Democrats in the midterm elections, approving a plan to spend $80 million to flip control of the House of Representatives. A political group he controls will soon begin spending heavily in three Republican-held districts in Southern California, attacking conservative candidates for their stances on abortion, … [Read more...] about Bloomberg May Run for President as a Democrat. His Views on Policing and #MeToo Could Be a Problem.