The following are pro-life and political updates from across the country and around the world.
Planned Parenthood Has New Online Campaign Attacking Mitt Romney
Planned Parenthood’s political arm is up with a new online campaign — #AskMitt — targeting the GOP presidential nominee. The effort solicits Planned Parenthood supporters’ questions for Mitt Romney on women’s health issues, charging that the former Massachusetts governor “wants to hide his agenda until after the election.”
“We can’t let him get away with it,” Planned Parenthood Action Fund said in a message to supporters.
In another women’s-health push launched this week, a coalition of liberal groups is out with an online hub and social media campaign meant to “educate and activate women across the country to protect women’s reproductive care.” The site for the “This is Personal” campaign continues the “war on women” charges often leveled at — and denied by — Republicans. [More]
Sean Lennon Tells Opponent on Twitter: ‘You Are An Argument For Abortion’
Sean Lennon got into a heated argument with a Twitter user over the environmental issue of fracking. Lennon became so agitated that he blasted a Twitter critic as “an argument for abortion.”
On Wednesday, Lennon took to Twitter and began posting links to articles about fracking. Critics began tweeting him, including pro-fracking Irish filmmaker Phelim McAleer, debating his viewpoints. McAleer criticized Lennon’s tweeting an article about an explosion at a natural gas well in Colorado related to a pressure issue, published by the Denver Post. [More]
March for Life in Spain to Demand Zero Abortions
The organization Right to Life in Spain announced next month’s 3rd International March for Life, which aims to bring about “profound” reform and “zero abortions” in the country. The Oct. 7 march will take place in Madrid and in 63 other cities across Spain, as well as in some 30 additional countries. Right to Life spokeswoman Gador Joya said the organization wants to “support and encourage the government in its until-now stated intentions to protect human life, and to demand that this reform be profound.” [More]
Montana Democratic Gov Candidate Okay With Abortions Without Parental Consent
It was a telling moment in an otherwise mundane and routine gubernatorial debate Tuesday night. Attorney General Steve Bullock, the Democratic candidate for governor, issued a full-throated endorsement for allowing teen girls to access abortions sans parental consent.
Bullock’s opponent, former Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Hill, offered the opposite view, telling onlookers during Tuesday night’s debate at Helena Middle School that parents should grant permission for their underage daughters — younger than 18 — to get abortions. [More]
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Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 42%, Berkley (D) 41%
Nevada’s U.S. Senate race is now a virtual tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters finds incumbent Republican Dean Heller with 42% support, while his challenger, Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, gets 41% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and a sizable 12% are undecided. This Nevada survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on September 18, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. [More]