Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Barack Obama's historic victory is also a stunning victory for reproductive justice. Voters both for and against the right to abortion threw their support to Obama because he is the candidate who is most serious about reducing unintended pregnancies and about insuring that women have access to the full range of reproductive health services and can make healthy, informed choices in all of their reproductive decisionmaking. The election of Obama will also almost certainly ensure that, at least in the near term, the Supreme Court does not slip from the current, fragile 5-4 majority willing to uphold the remaining shreds of Roe v. Wade.
Here's an RH Reality Check post, by Brady Swenson, on Why So Many "Pro-Life" Catholics Backed Obama.