Skip Stam (R) of Wake County: the 'prince of pelvic politics.'

From 'On the Record' on WRAL TV 7:00 - 7:30 PM Saturday
(First Aired: Jul. 06, 2013)

Panel discusses the surprise bill to limit abortion rights by the North Carolina Senate and House. WRAL hosts, Laura Leslie and David Crabtree, moderated debate by Melissa Reed of Planned Parenthood and the infamous Skip Stam of Wake County, the "prince of pelvic politics."

Reed held her ground against Stam's bogus claims of medical reasons for the provisions of the bill passed Wednesday in the NC Senate. Crabtree insisted that Stam respond to charges that the legislative process was not transparent. Laura Leslie rebutted Stam's claims with her own information on safety risks from the CDC and others.

Well worth your 30 minutes time to watch.

You can view the show online here.


Increased support for women's right to choose

From MSNBC in January, 2013:

NBC/WSJ poll: Majority, for first time, want abortion to be legal

As the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision takes place on Tuesday, a majority of Americans – for the first time – believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

What’s more, seven in 10 respondents oppose Roe v. Wade being overturned, which is the highest percentage on this question since 1989.

“These are profound changes,” says Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted this survey with Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart and his colleagues...

Note this important political implication of the poll results:

Much of this change, the NBC/WSJ pollsters say, is coming from African Americans, Latinos and women without college degrees — all of whom increasingly oppose the Supreme Court decision being overturned.

Martha Brock