Included in the speaker’s list for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte are Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Nancy Keenan, and Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University Law student who has become the new face of the war on birth control.
Putting reproductive rights luminaries front and center at the convention could be seen by many activists as a signal that this year politicians will be forced to be honest about their true intentions when it comes to a woman’s right to control her reproductive choices.
However, an even more pro-woman, pro-choice stance can perhaps be read in the lack of acquiescence to “Democrats for Life,” which once more tried to soften the party platform to let those who oppose abortion feel more welcome.
~ Robin Marty, RH Reality Check, August 27
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