Ellen McCormack, pro-life candidate in the Democratic primaries for president in the 1970s, has died. Interested persons may wish to balance the obituary of the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/us/30mccormack.html?_r=1) with that of Dr. Michael New (http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/263499/ellen-mccormack-rip-michael-j-new). Thanks to Dr. Jane Gilroy, author of the definitive biography about Ellen McCormack’s presidential bids, for this information.
A colleague has asked for information about the Democratic Party’s support of euthanasia. While my colleague knows that the party supports the current US law on abortion (legal throughout the nine months of pregnancy for any reason whatsoever), he is uncertain that the party’s support for what has come to be known as “death panels” […]
Dr. Jane Gilroy documents a significant episode in American political history: the rise of Ellen McCormack, the pro-life feminist candidate for president in 1976. McCormack received 22 delegate votes in the 1976 Democratic presidential campaign and over 200,000 votes in Democratic primaries across the nation. The campaign reached nearly 200,000,000 persons through paid television commercials. […]