Tuesday, January 02, 2007
End the gag rule
Bradford Plumer has a must-read article at the New Republic about the harm the global gag rule is putting on women in developing countries. See here . To put it honestly and bluntly, thousands of women in Africa are dying because U.S. health policy is being controlled by anti-abortion, anti-contraception lunatics. Notice I don't say pro-life. As the article points out, the gag rule actually increases the amount of abortions performed by denying women the access to contraception they desperately need. The Democrats desperately need to address the issue.