June 6, 2009
While I agree with Mary Alice Carr ["Why I Turned Down O'Reilly," op-ed , June 4] that demagogues such as Bill O'Reilly are partly responsible for the murder of Dr. George Tiller by encouraging knee-jerk, ideological hatred in their listeners, I must take issue with one point. Ms. Carr noted that Mr. O'Reilly's is the most watched news show on cable TV, which gives him enormous power. But Ms. Carr is only partly right. Yes, Mr. O'Reilly is the most watched news show on cable TV. But only a small segment of the American public regularly...
June 10, 2012 |
I have followed the recent debate and demise of the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) as a woman but also as a U.S. citizen, an attorney, a South Asian from a part of the world where gender ratios are drastically warped, and as someone who has worked with women who have undergone sex-selective abortions. I have waited for some part of the debate to represent the women who are most affected by such abortions as well as the potential criminalization of their actions. I am still waiting.
August 21, 2009
The Aug. 17 editorial " Abortion and the Virginia Race " was correct that abortion is "a fair and pressing topic of debate. " But it was unfair in accusing Virginia gubernatorial candidate Robert F. McDonnell (R) of opposing "access to and information about contraception. " Mr. McDonnell opposes spending taxpayer money to disseminate such information. The Post no doubt opposes spending taxpayer money to disseminate religious textbooks in parochial schools. That does not mean that The Post opposes access to and...
June 25, 2013 |
RICHMOND — The fight over abortion has taken on a greater intensity in this year's race for Virginia attorney general as the two candidates clash over legislation that died in the General Assembly four years ago. Democrat Mark R. Herring, a state senator from Loudoun County, has seized on a measure his Republican opponent, Mark D. Obenshain, proposed in 2009 — which would have required women to report miscarriages to police —...
May 29, 2012 |
Conservatives are seizing on the high-profile story of Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist who recently arrived in the United States, hoping that the spotlight on his human rights work will bolster their efforts to curb abortions domestically and in China. Antiabortion groups, including National Right to Life and the Susan B. Anthony List, are highlighting Chen's work exposing forced abortions and sterilizations in China in hopes that it will help them with their...
July 10, 2013 |
The absolutist voices have always dominated the abortion debate. But as it flares again in Congress and in legislatures across the country, the fight this time is heading into complicated political terrain, stirring the ambivalence that most Americans feel about the issue. In Texas, one of the most restrictive and closely watched abortion measures in the country appears headed for passage this week after Gov. Rick Perry (R) resurrected it by calling a special session of the...