Woman 1: I never thought I would see Roe reversed in my lifetime. But here we are.
Woman 2: What will they take away next?
Woman 3: How do we protect choice for women in Illinois?
Woman 4: And the rest of the Midwest?
Kwame Raoul: As your attorney general, we are in court right now fighting like hell to defend access to reproductive freedom and working to have the Equal Rights Amendment recognized as part of the Constitution. This extremist attack on women’s freedoms… not in Illinois. Not while I’m Attorney General. I’m Kwame Raoul. This is a work of my life. And there’s so much more to do.
“What happened to safe, legal and rare that was the platform during the moderate Clinton administration?”
A handful of democrats started to realize that it doesn’t matter how you frame your messages, republicans will still be the party where misogynists make policy, so you might as well be direct about the particular right to healthcare you intend to protect.
Nice try, LP, but the data don’t go as far as you say. The poll says that somewhere about 85-90% of Americans think that abortion should be legal in at least some circumstances, even after 24 weeks. And those sad circumstances are exactly why most women get abortions later in their terms (fetal abnormalities, medical issues, etc.). I think the Dems are exactly where they should be.
- Yellow Dog Democrat - Tuesday, Oct 4, 22 @ 8:17 pm:
=== What happened to safe, legal and rare ===
That middle ground doesn’t exist anymore.
The legal protections of Roe were destroyed by your party in DC.
A woman whose six-month old fetus is dead inside her because of Hurricane Ian is now waiting in a hospital in Florida because she cannot legally have the fetus removed until her life is in danger.
As for rare? Republicans are opposing sex education, and trying to make birth control illegal now as well.
Is there an Illinois Republican holding office who believes abortion should be legal, safe and rare?
So, in the face of an all out Republican threat to have the government take control of women’s bodies, what do Illinois voters want?
Someone who will “fight like hell” for them.
Kwame’s ad is an A.
- Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Oct 4, 22 @ 8:41 pm:
== Lindsay Grahams proposal allowed two more weeks past that.==
Later term abortions are rare. The vast majority of late term abortions are due to medical necessity. In the case of pregnant children, the realization that they are pregnant may come late. That’s why tying the hands of medical professionals and the people they care for is wrong.
- Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Oct 4, 22 @ 8:42 pm:
Lies, abortion is the law of the land on illinois and there’s no push in springfield to overturn that, a they say, show me 71 and 30 to vote to ban, so basically he isn’t fighting for anything because he do want have to.
===abortion is the law of the land on illinois and there’s no push in springfield to overturn that===
So, you’re saying it’s “settled law”? Hmm. Where have I heard that before? Laws can be changed. Majorities can change. Governors can change. Unions thought they were pretty safe until Rauner was elected.