Shared Sacrifice podcast shout-out

I got a shout-out on the February 5 episode of the Shared Sacrifice podcast. Much of the content of the podcast is drawn from a blog post Matt made last summer after the murder of George Tiller. He also referred to my first Shared Sacrifice article from last year, “A Primer on Pro-Life Progressivism”. Matt’s a self-identified pro-choicer, but he sees a lot of common ground with progressive pro-lifers and considers us to be vital to the future of the abortion debate:

“The only reasonable ground to have a debate about abortion is a progressive ground, where both those who are ardently in favor of reproductive rights and those who are concerned about the status of the unborn can come together and help — together — build a world that is truly, and universally, pro-life.”

Thanks, Matt!

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

I know I should be bemoaning the number of Republicans who want to outlaw contraception*, but I can’t get past this question:

QUESTION: Do you believe Barack Obama wants the terrorists to win?

All		24	43	33
Men		27	41	32
Women		21	45	34
White		26	42	32
Other/Ref	9	51	40
18-29		23	44	33
30-44		24	43	33
45-59		24	43	33
60+		24	42	34
NE		19	49	32
South		28	39	33
MW		22	44	34
West		21	46	33

If you can’t even get 50% to answer “no” to that, you need to burn your party to the ground** and start over.

Somebody please tell me that this was a badly executed poll, so that I can sleep tonight.

* And I am. Believe me, I am.
** Figuratively speaking, obviously.