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Kate Michelman and Frances Kissling

Kate Michelman, president emeritus of NARAL Pro-Choice America, is the author of Protecting the Right to Choose.

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Are Democrats Backpedaling on Abortion Rights?

Kate Michelman and Frances Kissling

It's an official quadrennial tradition: Every four years, self-described moderates advise the Democratic Party that its long-standing and electorally successful pro-choice position is the reason that "values voters" are deserting the party. We are told these voters could be brought into the fold if Democrats would temper their defense of women's freedom with tacit condemnation of the choices many women make.