Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Republican War on Women

It has come to my attention that some people still can't understand what the war on women is all about.

Let me show you!

The ACLU has a page with links to stories about it.

Think Progress has a story that explains the term and why it is being used. has a web site devoted to the subject.

The Daily Kos has an entire page of even more links to stories about it.

The blog XX Factor at Slate Mag has a really good piece today about the insanity of Republicans' continuing this insane nonsense of pushing anti-contraception policies that have been shown to be hugely unpopular time and time again.

Now, I am sure that some anonymous commenter will make the observation - perfectly correct - that all of these links are to sites which are of a leftward persuasion in the political spectrum.

That's because everybody on the right is either too scared to say anything or just flat agrees with the insanity.

Why is it insane?  Because 98% of American women have used contraceptives at some point in their lives.  Because if you don't like abortion, contraceptives should be at the top of the list of things you'd like to see American women using!  Because every legislative initiative put forward by Republicans this year have been to either restrict women's rights medically, force unwanted medical procedures on them at their own cost or to limit, restrict or outright eliminate benefits for women and children (at least once the kids are out of momma's womb)!

Do I really have to go on?  Coming from a Party whose main value is individual freedom from overwhelming government intrusion, all of this is simply insane.  It gets even more insane when one notices that none of these have ever been successful at other times and have in fact proven to be quite unpopular.  Come on, even Mississippi voted down that stupid amendment to declare life to be protected at conception.

Just how much proof do you need that you're backing a losing horse?

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