Woman's National Democratic Club

The End of Roe v. Wade Will Result in Thousands of Maternal Deaths. AGAIN.

The End of Roe v. Wade Will Result in Thousands of Maternal Deaths. AGAIN. by Karen Pataky, Director, Public Policy & Political Action Committee; Chair, Health Policy Task Force JUNE 24, 2022—Today’s SCOTUS decision will be a death sentence for many women, especially poorer women and women of color. Roe v. Wade was passed in … Read more

The Biden Administration in a Complex World

The Biden Administration in a Complex World By Cynthia Efird, Member, Foreign Policy & National Security Task Force The humorist H. L. Mencken once commented, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and WRONG.” This insight goes a long way to explaining why the Biden foreign policy differs from the … Read more

PPC Statement on the Carnage in Buffalo

It is obscene and maddening that the country must process yet another senseless, bloody weekend. Ten innocent people were slaughtered and three wounded at a Buffalo supermarket brought about by a lethal combination: hate and easy access to military-style weapons.  An assassin’s act of white supremacy-fueled violence has terminated the futures of ten human beings and forever altered … Read more

Reversing Roe v. Wade Is NOT Just About Abortions

Reversing Roe v. Wade Is NOT Just About Abortions by Karen Pataky, Director, Public Policy & Political Action Committee; Chair, Health Policy Task Force So ex-President Trump’s SCOTUS nominees are fulfilling their purpose. Roe v Wade will cease to be settled law in one month and several states are ready to make all abortions illegal. … Read more

The Silent Democrats

The Silent Democrats By Zina Greene, Member, Democracy & Human Rights Task Force Few will forget the Senate committee confirmation hearings for Justice Katanji Brown Jackson and the vile treatment she received from Senators Cruz, Blackman, Graham, and others who read their questions, or mostly made statements from a script—the same script. The script paid … Read more

The Hedgehog and the Fox—The Biden Administration Leads in Dangerous Times

The Hedgehog and the Fox—The Biden Administration Leads in Dangerous Times By Ambassador (ret.) Cynthia Efird, Member, Foreign Policy & National Security Task Force Since the February 24th invasion of Ukraine, the growing evidence of Russian defeats on the ground, in international standing, and in economic viability has caused some pundits to suggest that President … Read more