Alright, Planned Psarenthood said no dice. See, this is not a god damned legitmate position. It's a dengerous strawwoman for zealots who believe most late-term abortions boil down to women like your most obscure friend, and that there are actually abortion doctors so sick they are willing to carry such abortions out, and states where such a procedure is perfectly permissible. Women are not pawns. Women's health is not a game.
It doesn't matter if a woman agrees with him. States already regulate abortion, much less late-term abortions. Further, find me the woman, the doctor and the state for which an 8th month abortion occured because a healthy woman carrying a viable baby was "feeling blue".
Yet, not as progressive as John Kerry, or Dick Durbin's. Certainly not as progressive as Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, or Diae Feinstien. Honestly, what the hell is the point of referencing Feingold? Mind that was 1997, 11 years ago.
So? You don't get it? Jesus Christ, he's using women as the ultimate strawpeople. It's disgusting. He's giving credence to the right wing extremist argument that women are so dopey that they seek late-term abortions just 'cause they are feeling a bit down, and that doctors who perform abortions are so unethical they would give an abortion of a perfectly healthy baby to a perfectly healthy, albeit blue mom, in the 8th month. It's terribly damaging to women's standing in this society and to the pro-choice cause.
find me one state that doesn't already highly regulate late-term abortions, find me one woman who sought a late-term abortion because she was "feeling blue" and the doctor who was willing to perform such a procedure. Women are not god damned pawns to be used by Democratic politicians in their efforts to appeal to zealots. Obama's comments are reprehensible and damaging to women.
You don't even have to look at the coverage, the sexism displayed itself in the language. Almost anytime Hillary criticized her opponents, the language used was "Hillary attacks". While when Obama(or any of the other male competitors) criticized Hillary, the language was "Obama hammers", "Obama hits", "Obama criticizes", etc..