This week on To The Contrary, our panelists discuss Wendy Davis's newest statements on abortion, new data on women-owned companies, and Jane Pauley's invitation to reinvent yourself.
The pro-choice hero's newest statements have raised controversy.
- Danielle Moodie-Mills: “Nobody’s pro-abortion, everyone’s pro a woman’s choice”
- Jennifer Marshall: “I wish Wendy Davis were becoming more pro-life but these exceptions that she’s proposing are the kinds of poisoned pills that have been used to try to undermine pro-life laws.”
- Sam Bennett: "I think it's a red herring being used to undermine her very viable candidacy for governor."
- Rina Shah: "There's an age-old saying in politics, 'if you don't have a proper constituency, do anything it takes to find one. I think this move is doing exactly that."
Rina Shah: "It's a sign of times to come, with more young women like me becoming enterpreneurs."
Bonnie Erbe: “Sometimes that’s not good. I mean sometimes you miss the curve and you miss the wave.”
- Sam Bennett: “All the research shows that ... if there are more women on those corporate boards, those corporations will do better and be more profitable.”
- Danielle Moodie-Mills: "Women need to start more businesses. Women are 52% of the workforce, so it makes sense that we're starting to trend upward in being owners."
- Jennifer Marshall: "Men and women do have differences on average. The interaction of those is important for the economy, the home, the nation."
- Rina Shah: “I’m always reinventing myself. Even to day I’ll go back and I’ll thingk to myself what am I doing…what is next for me.”
- Danielle Moodie-Mills: "You have to be thinking about the next phase while you're in the current phase."
- Jennifer Marshall: "We all yearn for a sense of meaning. I appreciate the fact that she uses the word 'calling.' We have been given gifts and it is a mark of gratitude to recognize how we have been created."
- Sam Bennett: "What I want to do with my next reinvisioning is to take my story so that women accross the country are inspired to run for office."
- Bonnie Erbe: "Is the younger generation thinking fifty years at the company, you get a golden watch, and thank you, and you go off to your picket fence cottage?"