Cosmo Launches Campaign to Get Women to Vote Pro-Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 4, 2014   |   12:36PM   |   Washington, DC

Cosmopolitan magazine is not new to the pro-abortion position — it recently called abortion “miscarriage management.” But Cosmo today announced a new push to get women to vote for pro-abortion candidates. The campaign is disguised as one merely to get more women voters to the polls – but abortion activists on twitter let the cat out of the bag but admitting that the modus operandi of the effort is to get women to support pro-abortion candidates.

Politico has more on what’s happening:

cosmo3bCosmopolitan’s website is making room for something new to the the legendary women’s glossy: the midterm elections.

The magazine known for its celebrity covers, fashion tips and relationship advice is diving into politics on Monday with its #CosmoVotes campaign, a new effort that will include candidate endorsements, stories on women-centric issues by a recently hired political writer, and a social media effort to get readers to the polls and be part of “the party of the year.”

“What we’re trying to say is, ‘Think about the issues that are important to you, and if you want to have a voice, then you need to use your voice. It’s all very well to sit back and complain, but you don’t have a right to complain if you don’t use your vote’,” Cosmopolitan magazine Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles said in an interview.

Top editors at Cosmo said they didn’t know whether the magazine, owned by Hearst Corp. and first published in 1886 before becoming a women-specific magazine in the 1960s, had ever made candidate endorsements before. The endorsements, made by a board composed of editors, will span Senate, House and governor races.

Pro-life candidates and pro-life women can forget about any endorsement from Cosmo. The president of the pro-abortion political group NARAL pointed out on Twitter that Cosmo is only for candidates who think it’s pro-woman to back abortion, even if they are strongly pro-woman on other political issues.

Cosmo told Politico that apparently opposing abortion is not in the best interest of women:

The Cosmo endorsement criteria fall squarely into the liberal camp — equal pay, pro-choice, pro-birth control coverage, anti-restrictive voter-ID laws. Asked how a candidate who might line up on certain issues like equal pay but is pro-life would fare, Odell said that would be a deal breaker. “We’re not going to endorse someone who is pro-life because that’s not in our readers’ best interest,” Odell said. “[P]eople say that’s a liberal thing, but in our minds its not about liberal or conservative, it’s about women having rights, and particularly with health care because that is so important. All young women deserve affordable easy access to health care, and that might include terminating a pregnancy, and that’s OK.”

So aborting women and potential future readers is apparently not just in their best interest but it’s “health care.” Naturally, pro-abortion groups are happy abut Cosmo’s new pro-abortion push:

No wonder Cosmo got Planned Parenthood’s top award.

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