Response to Nancy Keenan in Salon: Let’s Set the Record Straight on Millennials and Abortion. Again

By: Wednesday January 9, 2013 4:49 pm

Another day, another article about whether or not Millennials care about access to safe abortion care, this time in the form of an interview with outgoing NARAL President Nancy Keenan in Salon in which the commitment of our generation to this issue is once again questioned.

It is time to put to rest the questioning about Millennials and whether they care about access to safe abortion care. It is time to get to work. Too much is at stake, too much ground has been lost, and, for far too many women, safe and affordable abortion care is out of their reach.

So, let’s set the record straight. Again.

 

FL Sen: Kendrick Meek is Suddenly Pro-Choice?

By: Wednesday June 23, 2010 9:15 am

Kendrick Meek is now saying that “when I become the nominee, the Democratic nominee, I will be the only pro-choice candidate on the ballot.”

It’s great to hear his enthusiasm for abortion rights, but I have to wonder where Meek’s commitment was last year when he joined with four pro-life Democrats to demand restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion services in the health care bill?

Who is the Most to Blame for Selling Out Abortion Rights in the Health Care Bill?

By: Monday March 22, 2010 7:41 pm

Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Rep. Degette, the Pro-Choice Caucus, the president. . . ?

One More Time, As Choice Circles The Drain

By: Thursday March 18, 2010 10:30 am

Anyone who is whipping for this bill is whipping against choice. The end. They own it…and also its impact on the most vulnerable women in our society, who shouldn’t have to sell their reproductive rights off in exchange for health care.

Women: Get Realistic About Your Uteruses

By: Wednesday November 18, 2009 9:30 am

I guess you were the only one who didn’t know:

[M]any in the abortion rights community — which has been divided by tactical disagreements over the years — also recognize they were outmaneuvered by adversaries who understood the basic anti-abortion arithmetic of abortion votes in the House.

“I think Pelosi, NARAL and Planned Parenthood knew the reality — but a lot of other people had unrealistic expectations with Nancy Pelosi running the House and Barack Obama in the White House,” says a longtime abortion rights lobbyist.

Will Planned Parenthood and NARAL Score the House Health Care Bill?

By: Monday November 9, 2009 2:00 pm

That’s a pretty damn bad bill. Some are calling it the worst assault on a woman’s right to choose since the passage of Roe v. Wade. And now we hear Ben Nelson wants the Stupak language in the Senate bill. As I told Rick Klein and David Chalian on ABC’s Top Line this morning, I don’t think the Democrats want to spend the political capital to fight for choice. Good thing NARAL and Planned Parenthood are scoring the House bill, because that will be a very good incentive to keep members of the Senate from coming out in favor of it.

Wait…Planned Parenthood and NARAL are scoring the bill, right?

Maybe someone should ask them.

NARAL Board Member Lincoln Chaffee Voted for Cloture on Alito

By: Monday November 9, 2009 9:45 am

Back during the Alito confirmation battle, I got into a scrap with NARAL. When Lincoln Chaffee announced that he would vote for cloture on the nomination of Judge Alito as part of the Gang of 14 “compromise” in 2006, I called NARAL’s offices and asked if they were down on the Hill yanking his endorsement. [...]

And the Catholic Bishops Endorse! A Special Thank-You To Planned Parenthood and NARAL

By: Saturday November 7, 2009 9:20 am

Let’s be clear about this. The only reason that we are in the position where the price of passing health care reform is allowing even liberal Marcy Kaptur to sneeringly dismiss choice activists as narrow class warriors who don’t care about working women is because Planned Parenthood and NARAL have allowed it to happen. They collect millions of dollars in revenue each year. They’ve exacted no price from the Marcy Kapturs of the world, who actually have to care what liberals think of them, and focused instead on anti-choice Republicans who are only empowered by their ire. They have no scalps. There is no price for bucking Planned Parenthood and NARAL. It isn’t a fight that the Democrats want to spend “political capital” on, and these groups insure that they don’t have to.

Stupak Threatens to Block Health Care over Abortion; Planned Parenthood, NARAL Take a Nap

By: Friday October 30, 2009 9:35 am

Is the White House Office of Faith Based Initiatives calling the plays on health care now?

Harry Reid and Joe Lieberman: US Senate as Frat Party

By: Tuesday May 6, 2008 12:00 pm

Maybe it’s just that I don’t want to understand. I want to like Harry Reid, I want to think he’s a public servant first and foremost, but when he runs around saying “Joe Lieberman is with us on anything but the war,” I have to ask — who’s this “we,” kimosabe?

Glenn Greenwald has the rundown:

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