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July 12, 2005

Common Cause with Pro-Life Democrats

Pro-choice should mean support for women who want to bring their baby to term. Unfortunately, anti-abortion activists usually don't support that choice either, as they line up with the far rightwing in slashing aid to poor mothers.

But pro-life Democrats are promoting a new initiative to cut abortion rates through expanding support for expectant mothers.

And Democrat Tim Ryan is introducing a version of the initiative as legislation:

Among its objectives are making adoption tax credits permanent, providing federal grants to colleges and universities to support pregnant women, mandating insurance coverage of certain contraceptives, and requiring federally funded women's health centers to provide information on adoptions and on abortion, including its negative side effects. It also would increase funding for the federal nutrition program Women, Infants, and Children.
"Safe, Legal and Rare" was always a good slogan, and it would be great if Democrats were more out there supporting such initiatives.

Posted by Nathan at July 12, 2005 03:10 PM