The Washington Post reported today that Elizabeth Dole's position on abortion rights is still unclear.
A recent interview revealed that Dole was uninformed about current abortion law. While she has at many times stated that she's "for continuing the current situation," she has also contradicted herself by saying that she's "against federal funding for abortions." Current law allows federal funding for abortions in two instances -- when a pregnancy is caused by rape or incest, and when a pregnancy threatens a woman's life.
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League President Kate Michelman commented, "It is disturbing that she doesn't know enough about the issue to know the current law...We expect more from a candidate, especially one who is appealing to women in this campaign."
Media Resources: Washington Post - August 17, 1999
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .