Politics: Campaign Insider. This abortion-rights leader wants women to support Edwards, not Clinton

Campaign Insider. This abortion-rights leader wants women to support Edwards, not Clinton

Kate Michelman surprised a lot of people when she announced her support for John Edwards in the early part of 2007. The longtime women's rights leader and former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America is a senior adviser on the Edwards campaign, and as such she spends her days arguing that women should support Edwards over the first major female candidate for Commander in Chief.

Michelman, 65, has never worked directly for a candidate, and the decision was not a light one. As NARAL's president for nearly two decades, she worked with and developed admiration for most of the Democrats currently in...

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