But there are indications that the GOP is coming to understand the political cost of advocating for forced rape births, compulsory vaginal ultrasounds, a prohibition on birth control, and other ant-abortion and anti-female nuttiness.
Hilariously, in case you missed it in the Huffington Post, last week in the Virginia legislature the Republicans proposed to Democrats a secret Grand Bargain on abortion. Moderate Republicans, spooked by the backlash to a wave of anti-abortion measures passed last year, quietly floated an idea to Democratic leaders: please keep quiet on the entire issue of abortion, and in return, we’ll help you kill any anti-abortion bills that are introduced this year.
That’s the smell of political fear. Will Montana Republicans be so spooked?
You can help keep the pressure on, by attending today’s Roe v. Wade hosted by the Montana Reproductive Rights Coalition, featuring a cross-generational panel of activists who have been on the front line for choice pre Roe v. Wade to today.
When: TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 from Noon-1pm
Where: MONTANA STATE CAPITOL ROTUNDA
The Montana Reproductive Rights Coalition includes: ACLU of Montana, NARAL Pro-Choice Montana, The Montana Human Rights Network, Blue Mountain Clinic, Planned Parenthood of Montana, The Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, AAUW of Montana, Montana League of Women Voters, Montana State Business and Professional Women, Montana Women Vote, Mountain Country Women’s Clinic, and All Families Healthcare