In an attempt to prevent disagreement within
the Republican Party, the Bush campaign has
decided to eliminate abortion from the agenda
for party platform hearings. Abortion will not
be discussed at the two policy forums held in
advance of writing the platform, and the Bush
campaign has told the GOP platform
committee that abortion will only be discussed
in private meetings without any media. The
current GOP stance on abortion calls for a
constitutional amendment banning all
abortions, with no exceptions for rape, incest,
or the life of the mother. Bush has stated that
he does not intend to change any part of the
current abortion plank. This decision to limit
discussion on the issue reflects fear within the
GOP that their position on abortion is out of
touch with the majority of Americans and
9/22/2014 Climate Change Activists Take Over Manhattan to Demand Action - An estimated 400,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan over the weekend to demand world leaders take action on climate change.
The People's Climate March, which some are calling the single largest call for climate action ever, took place ahead of Tuesday's emergency UN Climate Summit.
Joining the march were several labor unions, former Vice President Al Gore, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and celebrities Leonardo DiCaprio and Edward Norton. . . .