Friday, February 5, 2010

Tonight: Maria Hinojosa investigates BART #STUPAK & rise of #antichoice #DEMOCRATS #prochoice

Has the party abandoned reproductive rights and pro-choice women voters?

Maria Hinojosa goes one on one with the new leader of anti-choice
Democrats, Congressman Bart Stupak.

To gain their historic control of Congress, Democrats fielded moderate
candidates who didn't always follow the party line, especially when it
came to abortion. Now that the Democratic Party has the legislative
upper hand, are they willing to negotiate away reproductive rights for
other political gains? On Friday, February 5 at 8:30 pm (check local
Listings),
Hinojosa goes to Allentown, Pennsylvania to ask: Are
abortion rights now in jeopardy at the very hands of the party that has
historically protected them? Among those, Hinojosa interviews pro-life
Democratic U.S. Representative Bart Stupak and former DNC Chairman
Howard Dean.

"If there was a bill on the floor to reverse Roe vs Wade, and says 'life
begins at conception,' I would vote for it." Congressman Stupak tells
Hinojosa.

Jen Boulanger, director of the often-protested Allentown Women's Center,
says, "I would expect more from the Democratic Party, to stick to their
ideals, not just throw us to the curb."

Has the Democratic Party traded principles for power?

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