So here is the new Democratic strategy–court the religious right by promoting healthy pregnancies and downplaying the right to safe, legal abortions. Now don’t get me wrong–I think a whole lot more money needs to be spent on services to pregnant women, new mothers and their babies. But doing so in an attempt to distance themselves from the abortion issue is just another sell-out of women’s bodies for political gain.
“From a political perspective, Democratic strategists warn that emphasizing birth control gives voters a bad impression — “that Democrats are just about free love, not morality,” said Rachel Laser, an analyst for the progressive think tank Third Way.”
Refresher course on the meaning of morality for Ms. Laser and the Dems: The human right of every woman to be fully supported in making her own decisions regarding her life and body. There is no compromise on this issue.