Obama Busts Out the Roe Club
Obama's cutting abortion radio ads in Virginia, Milwaukie, Colorado, and Iowa. They're narrated by a nurse practitioner, and they go a little something like this:
"Let me tell you: If Roe vs. Wade is overturned, the lives and health of women will be put at risk. That's why this election is so important.
"John McCain's out of touch with women today. McCain wants to take away our right to choose. That's what women need to understand. That's how high the stakes are.
"As president, John McCain will make abortion illegal."
[exchange from "Meet the Press" in which McCain tells Tim Russert that he favors "a constitutional amendment to ban all abortions."]
"We can't let John McCain take away our right to choose. We can't let him take us back."
This is all well and good, but I'm going to need some re-clarification of Doe v Bolton from the Constitutional law professor.
Mental health exceptions? Never heard of 'em.
And on Leavitt's HHS rules defining contraception that prevents implantation as abortion, he signed a letter. He signed a letter, people!
Way to get tough, you fresh-faced progressive you.