Monday, February 21, 2011

Politics Gone Crazy

I’m surprised there are any women at all supporting the GOP… no, I’m shocked that there are!
by Charlie Leck

I wish I had a way to communicate with thousands and thousands of women in all parts of the United States. I’d like to tell them, and show them, what the ultra-conservative political movement in our nation wants to do to them. For instance…

Allow a woman to die rather than perform emergency termination of pregnancy
The bill, known currently as H.R. 358 or the "Protect Life Act," would amend the 2010 health care reform law that would modify the way Obamacare deals with abortion coverage.
new language inserted into the bill just this week would go far beyond Stupak, allowing hospitals that receive federal funds but are opposed to abortions to turn away women in need of emergency pregnancy termination to save their lives. [I ain’t kidding you… read this news report about it…]

Just what is forcible rape?
Again, I’m not kidding… the GOP wants to tack on the word forcible in their NO NEW FUNDING FOR ABORTION ACT! […here’s a Huffington Post article about it]

Women as accusers rather than victims in rape incidents
Georgia law proposes to refer to raped women as accusers rather than victims. Again, I’m not kidding. [Read about it here…]

Women belong home with the kids
Yup! That’s what a proposal by Republicans in Maryland would say – it ends funding for pre-school for children from low-income families. An official says, “Ah, shucks, anyway! Women should be home with their kids!” [If you think I’m kidding, read this report about the bill!]

I received an email from MOVE-ON.ORG that documented these instances and a number of others (some even more unbelievable than these). You can read about these GOP actions against women here!

Another email came from Credo, explaining how anti-women this current Congress is: "totally anti-women" and the mailing made a good case... read about it! Here's one of the things Becky Bondy said in her email...

"It's up to the Senate to stop the attacks on women now that the House has passed a budget bill to defund family planning services — shamefully wiping out federal funding for Planned Parenthood's non-abortion health care for women. And not only that but the redefinition of rape is still on the table and anti-choice Republicans are pushing a legislation that would allow hospitals to let pregnant women die rather than perform life-saving abortions. "

I’m sending a link to this blog to every woman I know. Geez! They ought to be angry. Politically, however, women are pretty passive (by-in-large).


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1 comment:

  1. Great post Chas! I sent it to a few of my friends.