The Boston Globe (Boston, MA) In a partial defeat for the anti-choice wing of the Massachusetts GOP, the Republican State Committee effectively rejected the national party platform’s strict language on abortion Tuesday night.
San Fransico Chronicle (San Fransisco, CA) A Washoe County district judge has decided against forcing a mentally impaired Nevada woman to have an abortion after all the parties involved reached a tentative agreement to help her through her high-risk pregnancy.
Huffington Post (USA) Women who attempted get abortions but were denied are three times as likely to fall into poverty than those whose efforts were not blocked, a recent study conducted by researchers at University of California San Francisco found.
The Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX) “We are about to find out if the GOP has a death wish or not. The demographic implications of last week’s election could not be more obvious. Republicans need to shut up about the “bedroom issues” that kill it with younger women. While more than half the country has moral reservations about abortion, a much larger percentage does not want Roe v. Wade overturned.” Washington Post (Washington, DC) A rundown of outside groups and their success in last week’s election revealed that Planned Parenthood got a near perfect “return on investment.” As for whether these groups will play as big a role in future elections, Laguens says “it depends on the response of the Republican party to the election results.” CBS News (USA) For the time being, at least, the social issues that have long bound Republicans together seem likely to be among the most hotly debated within the GOP’s ranks. Any future GOP nominee will have to balance standing by a central principle of the party without turning off swing voters who favor abortion rights.