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By Tim Rutten | November 18, 2010
As Democrats continue to sift through the electoral ashes of the midterm meltdown, a number of longtime activists have begun to insist that the party needs to reassert more clearly and forcefully its commitment to reproductive rights. Their argument is that in key states where Democratic senators survived the prevailing anti-incumbent sentiment — notably California and, much more narrowly, Colorado, Nevada and Washington — voters who indicated the greatest concern with a candidate's stand on abortion provided the margin of victory.
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September 27, 2014
Thirty-second TV spots by Democrat Anthony Brown and the Democratic Governors Association deliver remarkably similar messages portraying Larry Hogan as someone opposed to abortion even in cases of rape or incest. The ads tie Hogan to long-ago proposals. What the ads say : The Brown spot opens with the question "Who is Larry Hogan?" It answers with a series of statements about Hogan's stance on abortion, asserting that Hogan opposes a woman's right to choose and wants to ban abortion in cases of rape and incest.
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NEWS
November 4, 1992
With the resounding approval of Question 6 yesterday, Maryland has come as close as possible to reaching a democratic resolution of one of the most contentious issues facing this country. Like most Americans, Marylanders have qualms about abortion; ending a pregnancy is not a decision to be made lightly or indiscriminately.But worse than abortion is the tragedy that invariably occurs when abortion is made a crime. As supporters of Question 6 reminded voters in the run-up to election day, this is one decision we don't need the government to make for us.While ensuring that abortion will remain legal in the early stages of pregnancy, the law approved yesterday allows the state to impose severe restrictions on abortion as the fetus develops.
NEWS
June 25, 2014
Dan Rodricks ' recent column extolling one Republican candidate for governor as moderate is nonsense ( "Republicans getting down to business," June 21). He noted how this guy was not going to get into the abortion issue. Yep, the same lie that was said by the current governor of North Carolina. The same thing on gay marriage because "the people have spoken. " That is not moderate, that is a reality because they lost that battle. I won't vote for any Republican, ever. As a party, they have been in lock step against every proposal put forth by President Barack Obama.
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By Jack W. Germond & Jules Witcover | April 12, 1996
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton, in vetoing the bill that would ban what abortion foes call ''partial-birth'' abortions, insisted that ''this is not about the pro-choice, pro-life debate'' and ''not a bill that should have ever been injected into that.'' He should have been so lucky.Given the degree to which abortion has been politicized before and ever since the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision establishing a women's right to have an abortion, it was inevitable that this bill would be seized upon by the anti-abortion forces to dramatize their side of the argument.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Washington Bureau of The Sun | July 14, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Advocates and opponents of abortion rights both threatened yesterday to kill health care reform legislation if they don't get their way on abortion coverage, as congressional leaders began to search for a compromise on the issue.Some leaders were hoping to find a way to postpone a confrontation over the fiercely emotional abortion issue until after the overhaul of the nation's health care system is completed.But it was unclear that either side would agree to such a deal."We believe all Americans, including women, should be treated equally," said Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat, who urged her male colleagues at a leadership meeting yesterday not to be so quick to yield to pressure from opponents of abortion.
NEWS
By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 6, 1994
CAIRO, Egypt -- The United States is trying to downplay the dispute over abortion at the international conference on population, but opponents say they do not trust the Clinton administration.The conference of 170 nations formally opened yesterday, and Vice President Al Gore sought to portray the criticism of his country's stand on abortion as a "lingering misunderstanding."But the Vatican, Islamic critics and abortion opponents remained wary. They believe that the Clinton administration is plotting to upend policies remaining from the Reagan administration prohibiting U.S. aid for abortions.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Patrick Gilbert and Michael A. Fletcher and Patrick Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | November 7, 1990
The earlier editions of yesterday's Evening Sun incorrectly identified a photo as that of 5th District state Senate winner Larry Haines.The Evening Sun regrets the error.The abortion picture in Maryland is cloudy again and the chances of wholesale tax reform seem dimmer in the aftermath of legislative elections rocked by anti-incumbent tremors and a GOP surge.After the defeat of four anti-abortion senators in the September primary, Maryland's pro-choice forces were optimistic that yesterday's vote would secure a Senate that is filibuster-proof when the issue is abortion rights.
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By Dan Rodricks | July 1, 1992
The conviction, the passion, the resolve, the physical and intellectual energy, millions of hours of protest, millions of words spoken and written -- all that has been invested in the battle over abortion still cannot claim for this society a consensus. And it will be another generation that judges whether we have wasted too much time on the point.In one sense we haven't. Debate, a wise man said, is the music of democracy. The music is often harsh and shrill and prolonged, but, to paraphrase Jefferson, debate is as necessary to the political world as storms to the physical.
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By JACK W. GERMOND AND JULES WITCOVER | July 13, 1992
NEW YORK -- One problem with a suspenseless political convention is that there are still several hundred reporters trying to justify their expense accounts and thus tempted to make big ones out of little ones. A result at this Democratic convention is likely to be a dustup over the abortion issue that is supposed to be largely a problem for Republicans this year.Pennsylvania Gov. Robert P. Casey has been complaining bitterly about the party's unqualified commitment to abortion rights, which he just as unqualifiedly opposes.
EXPLORE
March 8, 2013
I was frankly "flabbergasted" (and I haven't used that word in a long time!) when I viewed the opinion pages of the March 7 Columbia Flier. I counted nine letters in support of Ms. Maria Santo's extremely anti-abortion letter which appeared in the Feb. 28 edition of the Flier.  And how many letters taking the opposing pro-choice view appeared in the opinion pages of the March 7 Flier? None!  Zilch! Nada!  Imagine that! I'm left to assume that either 1) the editors at the Flier are "cherry-picking" the letters to the editor to push a particular bias or agenda on the abortion issue;  2)
EXPLORE
July 28, 2011
It's time for the Maryland State Police and the Attorney General's Office to stop wasting time, back off and settle with anti-abortion protesters who were arrested in the summer of 2008 in Harford County. Yes, the protesters were mostly from out of town. Yes, the posters they were displaying to traffic on Route 24 were graphic and unpleasant. And they probably were looking to maximize their exposure and their arrest probably did more to help publicize their cause than the initial demonstration.
NEWS
By Peter Beilenson | February 24, 2011
Early Saturday morning, the House Republicans succeeded in passing a budget amendment stripping federal funds from Planned Parenthood. While not as disastrous as the complete defunding of Title X (all federally funded family planning services) — which is desired by many of the tea partiers in Congress — these cuts, if allowed to go forward, would seriously diminish the ability of millions of American women to plan how they and their families lead their lives. As a physician who has worked in family planning clinics in one of the poorest cities and one of the wealthiest suburban counties in the country, I have treated young and middle-aged women of all income levels and all backgrounds.
NEWS
By Tim Rutten | November 18, 2010
As Democrats continue to sift through the electoral ashes of the midterm meltdown, a number of longtime activists have begun to insist that the party needs to reassert more clearly and forcefully its commitment to reproductive rights. Their argument is that in key states where Democratic senators survived the prevailing anti-incumbent sentiment — notably California and, much more narrowly, Colorado, Nevada and Washington — voters who indicated the greatest concern with a candidate's stand on abortion provided the margin of victory.
NEWS
By Kathleen Parker | September 9, 2009
As President Barack Obama prepares to address Congress on health care reform, America's pro-life movement is gassing up. If Mr. Obama hasn't liked the tenor of town-hall meetings, wait until he meets pro-lifers at full throttle. They're planning a major drive to try to stop federal funding of abortion as allowed under proposed health care legislation. Mr. Obama has partly invited this havoc by not being completely forthright about how health care reform, as currently proposed, would provide taxpayer funding for abortion.
NEWS
December 5, 2008
Priest is wrong to pigeonhole voters According to a recent article, "The Rev. Joseph Illo ... has told parishioners in a homily and in a follow-up letter that if they voted for Barack Obama, they should consider going to confession because of the president-elect's position on abortion" ("Priest urges confession for Obama supporters," Nov. 30). Reports like this one disappoint me. I would hope those in positions of moral leadership would exhibit greater understanding. Abortion is a particularly important issue for Catholics, as it is for many other Christians, and such social issues get a tremendous amount of attention from voters who consider themselves to be religious.
NEWS
By Frank A. DeFilippo | September 27, 1990
ANYONE who doubts that all politics are local ought to take a backward glance at the abortion issue and the Maryland primary.No question about it: Abortion was the big bang issue. But as an electoral tidal wave, the case for abortion was overstated and overrated.In most instances, personal peculiarities and local issues contributed to the undoing of candidates as much as abortion. And in others, voters made value judgments without questioning the value they were judging. They were just plain angry.
NEWS
By JUDY PERES | July 30, 2006
KYLE, S.D. -- Cecelia Fire Thunder likes to recount the legend of the White Buffalo Calf Woman, who delivered the sacred pipe and its teachings to the Lakota nation. Long ago, the legend goes, two men encountered a holy woman who first appeared to them as a white buffalo calf. One man, awe-struck, prayed. The other had lustful thoughts and tried to grab the woman. He was turned into a pile of bones. "The first teaching of the pipe is sexual respect for women," said Fire Thunder, the first female president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
NEWS
By Gwyneth K. Shaw and Gwyneth K. Shaw,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 14, 2005
WASHINGTON - For many of the activists who have dedicated themselves to the battle over the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion rights is the issue that unites them. Yesterday, they got a chance to hear Judge John G. Roberts Jr. speak at length - and repeatedly - about the issue. But they didn't necessarily come away satisfied. Supporters of abortion rights were frustrated that Roberts did not talk in greater detail about his thoughts on Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case affirming abortion rights, and another seminal case, 1992's Casey v. Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania, which revised the Roe decision but affirmed its core.
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