Re: republicans not the only ones in war on women
Tater, I would not choose the name of this movement by the Republican party to move backwards women's rights as a 'War on Women'. I would rather choose to call it a 'Movement against Women's rights'. I do not believe these efforts of theirs has enough support among voters to label it a war yet. Should the Republican party not have the wisdom to back off these efforts, the passions are certainly strong enough to escalate this into a 'War against Women's rights'.
Originally Posted by Common-Tater
It is interesting to notice how the Republicans draw the support of women into these bills of theirs and make notes of this where they are pushing their agenda. Empowering women with their rights of choice over their own bodies, whether it be in the case of abortion or birth control it is without doubt the focus of the list that Blue has posted. Abortion is a highly emotional, difficult topic to discuss even among the most reasonable people. I will not engage in a debate on this topic on this thread or any other. It is my opinion that life is preferable, yet, I respect the rights of a perspective mother to her choices. I leave those choices between her and her physician. My opinion on this is firm. Others are equally firm in denying her this choice. I choose to not force my opinions on others, it would be great if others would do the same.
The efforts taken by the Republicans to change the wording from 'rape' to 'criminal sexual conduct' is most obvious. Its purpose in those instances are in federal funding is available for abortion, the range of circumstances in which abortions are covered is being narrowed. Why they are so bent on forcing unwanted births on mothers and equally bent on removing birth control availability from the same mothers is beyond my comprehension?
In answer to your question, Tater, I do not believe the Republican party has the best interest of our middle class and poor women on their agenda. I don't believe they have gained enough support to yet qualify this as a 'War on Women'. The possibility is certainly there as we saw in the reaction to Rush Limbaugh's unwise attack on Sandra Fluke.
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