Thursday, July 26, 2007
Democrats Shift Approach on Abortion: Language and policy goals on the issue have a ring of conservatism
Stephanie Simon reports in the LA Times on July 26:
Sensing an opportunity to impress religious voters — and tip elections — Democrats in Congress and on the campaign trail have begun to adopt some of the language and policy goals of the antiabortion movement.
For years, the liberal response to abortion has been to promote more accessible and affordable birth control as well as detailed sex education in public schools.
That's still the foundation of Democratic policies. But in a striking shift, Democrats in the House last week promoted a grab bag of programs designed not only to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but also to encourage women who do conceive to carry to term.
For more details on the proposals, you can read the article at http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-abortion26jul26,0,3594480.story?coll=la-home-center.