Rethuglican Outrages

In case you haven’t been paying attention (From Bay Ridge Journal):

The Republican War on Women

Ten recent examples:

  • As part of an effort to cut off women’s access to abortion, Republicans are trying to redefine rape. Although they promised, after an initial backlash, to stop, they’re still at it.
  • A Georgia state legislator wants to substitute the word “accuser” for “victim” in the legal description of the crimes of rape, stalking, and domestic violence, while “victim” would still be used for non-gendered crimes, like burglary.
  • South Dakota Republicans have proposed a bill that would provide legal justification for the murder of a doctor providing abortions.
  • Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars in funding for food aid for poor women and children.
  • Congressional Republicans have introduced a bill that would allow a hospital to let a woman die in childbirth rather than perform an abortion to save her life.
  • Maryland Republicans de-funded a county program that provided preschool for poor kids — because they think women should be at home with their children, instead of holding a job.
  • Congressional Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion, which could end preschool for 200,000 poor kids.
  • Two-thirds of people who are old and poor are women, because women have been traditionally underpaid for their work.  A Republican spending bill would cut off employment services, meals and housing for seniors.
  • The House just approved a Republican-backed amendment cutting all federal funding to Planned Parenthood, a trusted provider of basic family planning and women’s health care, as well as cutting all federal family planning and women’s health care funding.

Here’s another one:  a Republican legislator in Georgia wants to create “the uterus police” — who would investigate miscarriages. 


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