Tales from the Trail

This election, abortion rights activists are looking for just a few good women

September 19, 2012

This fall, there is going to be a relatively small group of women voters who may be very, very sick of hearing from NARAL Pro-Choice America by Election Day on Nov. 6.

Why Romney’s parents are buried in Brighton, Michigan

February 25, 2012

Kalamazoo, Michigan – Sometimes one story leads to another for Mitt Romney.

from FaithWorld:

Stupak now target of all sides in abortion debate

March 22, 2010

Up until a few days ago Bart Stupak, an unassuming Democratic congressman from Michigan, was a hero among American activists opposed to abortion rights (who refer to themselves as "pro-life"). This was because Stupak had managed to insert strong language in the House of Representatives version of the healthcare bill aimed at preventing any federal tax  funds from being used for abortion.

from FaithWorld:

Karl Rove says did not ask for gay marriage fight

March 10, 2010

Karl Rove, the political operative widely credited with the electoral successes of former U.S. President George W. Bush, says in his new book that he did not choose gay marriage as a wedge issue but that circumstances thrust it his way.

Has abortion role been overblown in U.S. healthcare debate?

November 19, 2009

A new poll by the Pew Research Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life suggests that concern about federal funding for abortion is very low on the list of factors driving opposition to President Barack Obama’s effort to overhaul America’s healthcare system.

Abortion issue hard to avoid in healthcare debate

November 9, 2009

Like it or not, the healthcare debate has turned into a fracas over abortion rights.

The First Draft: Obama and the Pope

July 10, 2009

POPE-ENCYCLICAL/President Barack Obama heads to Africa on Friday on the final stop of a weeklong trip that included visits to Russia and Italy, but before leaving Rome he will visit with Pope Benedict.

The First Draft: End of an era for GM

June 1, 2009

AUTOS/Even though it was expected, it was still a jolt: GM declared bankruptcy this morning, the third-largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and the biggest ever in U.S. manufacturing.

from FaithWorld:

Gallup first: more Americans now “pro-life” than “pro-choice”

May 15, 2009

America may have a president and Congress that support abortion rights, but a new Gallup poll suggests that for the first time such a stance is not the majority view.

Bristol Palin urges teens to abstain from sex

May 6, 2009

Nearly a year after becoming the most celebrated pregnant, unmarried teenager in the United States, Bristol Palin is launching off on a campaign to encourage teens NOT to have sex to avoid getting pregnant.USA-POLITICS/PALIN